ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY's Jess Cagle to Moderate Anti-Bullying Discussion With WICKED's Kyle Dean Massey and More
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by BWW News Desk
Entertainment Weekly editor Jess Cagle will moderate the post-performance anti-bullying talk-back featuring Ben Cohen, MBE, founder of The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation, Dan Savage, co-founder of The It Gets Better Project, and WICKED cast member Kyle Dean Massey on Thursday, October 11 at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre (222 West 51st Street).
Tickets for this special event, which is being held on National Coming Out Day, includes a pre-show reception with Ben Cohen, Dan Savage and Kyle Dean Massey; that evening's 8pm performance of the Broadway blockbuster WICKED; as well as the post-performance talk-back moderated by Jess Cagle. Special event tickets can be purchased at Stand Up - It Gets Better - WICKED. A portion of the ticket price will be donated to The It Gets Better Project and The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation.
For the past four years, the North American companies of WICKED have been leaders in the theatre community's fight to end bullying. Through its partnership with the National School Climate Center's BullyBust program (Bullybust), Wicked has used its message of tolerance in prevention materials, educational activities, and classroom workshops that have reached more than 500,000 students in over 1,200 schools nationwide. In London, Wicked has established an ongoing partnership with the Ben Cohen Standup Foundation that has made significant strides to raise awareness of the long-term, damaging effects of bullying and to fund those doing real-world work to stop it.