Special event includes WICKED performance plus post-show forum on anti-bullying efforts being made by The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation, It Gets Better Project,and WICKED!
In its ongoing efforts to combat bullying, the hit Broadway musical WICKED will host a special event on Thursday, October 11, featuring two leaders in the worldwide campaign to bring an end to bullying: Ben Cohen, MBE, founder of The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation, and Dan Savage, co-founder of The It Gets Better Project. Mr. Cohen and Mr. Savage will be joined by members of the WICKED company for a post-performance talk-back to discuss what can be done to help stop the prevalence of bullying.
Tickets for this special event, which is being held on National Coming Out Day, includes that evening’s 8pm performance of the Broadway blockbuster as well as access to the talk-back. 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.