A benefit concert entitled Broadway Sessions for Broadway Battles Bullying is presented May 2 at 11:30 PM at Joe’s Pub.
The evening, which is emceed by Dougie Meyer and Greg Hoagland, raises funds for the Michael Morones Foundation.
Performers include Chondra Profit (The Lion King), Heather Parcells (A Chorus Line, Wonderland), Brian Craft (Avenue Q), Anthony Crouchelli (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, “Step Up 3”), Rachel Lorin (“The Next Big Thing”), John Ryan Del Bosque (LMPC), Matthew Pritchard (The Spazmatics, Bald Diva), Alex Bennett (Cabaret), Brooke Humphrey (Theatre Under The Stars, NYC Couture Fashion Week) and Michael Platek.
Michael James Roy is music director. The band features Max Yassky on drums and Isam Rum on guitar.
All proceeds will be donated to the newly founded Michael Morones Foundation, which was created following the attempted suicide of 11-year-old North Carolina student Michael Morones, who was severely bullied by his fellow classmates for his love of the “My Little Pony” television series. Morones, who attempted to hang himself, was found in time to save his life, but is currently undergoing intensive rehab due to the severity of the brain damage he sustained. He will need ongoing managed care for the rest of his life.
The mission of the Michael Morones Foundation is to educate communities about youth suicide prevention and the effects of bullying.
To learn how to donate to the Michael Morones Foundation, visit michaelmorones.org. Visit JoesPub.com for tickets and more information.