Jennifer Damiano and Lesli Margherita Stand Up Against Bullying in Concert

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The second annual Broadway Against Bullying cabaret returns to New York.
Jennifer Damiano
Jennifer Damiano Nessie Nankivell

The Broadway Against Bullying cabaret, hosted by the non-profit organization No Bully, returns for a second year with Broadway Against Bullying: Stars Shine Brightest in the Dark February 6 at Feinstein’s/54 Below.

The 7 PM concert features performances from Tony Award nominee Jennifer Damiano (Next to Normal, American Psycho), Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Dames at Sea), Mary Bridget Davies (A Night With Janis Joplin), Tony Award honoree Milly Shapiro (Matilda; You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown), Abigail Shapiro (Liberty: A Monumental New Musical, How the Grinch Stole Christmas), Alysha Umphress (On The Town), Tyce Green (Rock of Ages), and more. No Bully also honors Hasbro Inc. during the program.

Musical direction is by Michael J. Moritz.

No Bully, the non-profit organization that trains schools in how to leverage student empathy to stop bullying and cyberbullying, hosted the first annual concert last February.

“Our mission is to eradicate bullying in schools, in a non-punitive way, igniting compassion and empathy in all kids,” says No Bully vice-president of strategy and development Erik Stangvik. “We’ve been highly successful in that we created a methodology that we’ve employed across the US. We’ve reached 170,000 students in various campuses across the country. We’ve talked to many actors, and people involved in Broadway over the years, and they have a special understanding of bullying because they go through school and are often targeted for being different.”

No Bully released the single “I Have A Voice” and accompanying music video, featuring over 70 Broadway child actors from shows including School of Rock, The Lion King, Kinky Boots, On Your Feet, Matilda the Musical, and more. The song is written by Broadway composer Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde) and lyricist Robin Lerner—and can be found in the new musical Song of Bernadette.

Tickets can be purchased online here for $150. All proceeds benefit No Bully and its work to bring an end to bullying in schools. For more information, visit NoBully.org.

(Updated February 6, 2017)

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