Rock Musical Weaker People Presented at Stephen Sondheim Theatre March 19 to Benefit Operation Respect

News   Rock Musical Weaker People Presented at Stephen Sondheim Theatre March 19 to Benefit Operation Respect
A one-night-only performance of the fantastical rock musical Weaker People... A Dangerous Notion plays The Stephen Sondheim Theatre, home to the current Tony-winning revival of Anything Goes, March 19.

Operation Respect founder Peter Yarrow
Operation Respect founder Peter Yarrow

Produced by What's the Benefit? Inc., the 8 PM performance benefits Operation Respect, which was founded by Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary fame.

The musical performance features the talents of Christina Caravella, Chris Causer, Paul Daniel Cloeter, Warren Freeman, Stephanie Gandolfo, Jessica Gallo Murphy, Kario Pereira-Bailey, Lexy Romano and Jennifer Tanarez. Nicco Franklin directs with musical direction by Paul Daniel Cloeter and sound design by Asa Milbankx and Ali A.B.

The rock musical features a book by Molly C. Blau with Ben Bartolone and music and lyrics by Cloeter.

Weaker People, according to press notes, "unapologetically addresses the realities of bullying in our education system and in our society."

"We are thrilled to be working with Peter Yarrow and Operation Respect on our second Broadway benefit. What's The Benefit? inc. felt compelled to throw our support behind their cause and encourage a discrimination-free learning environment. More specifically, we have been inspired by Peter's commitment to instigating change through love and artistic expression-a commitment that reflects our own mission," Paul D. Cloeter, co-executive director, said in a previous statement. Operation Respect's "Don't Laugh At Me" Program is used in 22,000 schools throughout the world where it focuses on "assuring each child and youth a respectful, safe and compassionate climate of learning where their academic, social and emotional development can take place free of bullying, ridicule and violence."

The evening also features a book signing at the theatre with Peter Yarrow and complimentary food sponsored by Pret-A-Manger.

Doors open at 7 PM for a one-hour cocktail reception with complimentary food and drinks.

Tickets for the event are $70 ($50 for groups of 6 or more) and $40 for students. VIP tickets, priced $150, include special seating and an after-show party at Peter Yarrow's home. To purchase tickets visit or

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