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Have You Heard the Buzz From Above?

Each year at TEDxBroadway, we talk about the distinctive buzz that emanates from the balcony at New World Stages. That buzz is none other than the TEDxBroadway Young Professionals group who get to attend the event for FREE and meet up for a number of other networking events.What’s great is that those who’ve been in the program are still buzzing about their experience.So if you are a Young Professional, please do apply for the program. If you know an ideal candidate, we hope you’ll share this with...

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TEDxBroadway Announces Speakers: Rachel Chavkin, Shakina Nayfack & More

“What’s the BEST Broadway Can Be?” -- The best in the Broadway industry and beyond will tackle that very question when TEDxBroadway returns to New World Stages on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. Organizers have announced an initial roster of speakers for the one-day event. “This question is designed to positively look into the future with a goal of realizing the potential sooner,” says Damian Bazadona, TEDxBroadway Co-Organizer and founder of Situation. “Our stage hosts a wide variety of speakers and...

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Know Someone Who Should Be in Our Young Professional Program?

Every year, we invite 40 young professionals to attend TEDxBroadway for free. But even better than a comp ticket, this group gets to join in special activities before, during and after the conference, and network with industry leaders and TEDxBroadway speakers.It’s hugely important to us that young professionals be a part of the conversation and help shape the future of Broadway. That’s why every year we’re so excited to welcome this group and hear their ideas.If you, or someone you...

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Broadway and Beyond

At last year’s TEDxBroadway, David Korins wowed everybody in the sold-out house with his talk, “3 Ways to Create a Space That Moves You.” If you were there, you heard everyone buzzing about it in the lobby at New World Stages during the cocktail hour. And the buzz didn’t stop there. In fact, it’s still happening. His talk has been watched by 1,363,971 people online and has been translated into 11 different languages. Clearly, just like the TED mission, David’s is “an...

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Not to Toot Our Own Horn, But …

At the Ticketing Business Awards, held April 9 in Manchester, England, Goldstar’s Matchmaker took top honors in the Insights and Analytics category. The Award recognizes the best integration or application of data analysis and insights to an entertainment ticketing challenge.What’s Matchmaker? Matchmaker is a technology that powers the event recommendations that show up in emails to our members. Matchmaker prioritizes the events each member is most likely to be interested in (based on their personal activity), making it easier for them to discover...

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The Show Love Podcast: Ragtime

Goldstar’s Jim McCarthy and singer-actor Becky Baeling talk with the people behind the shows we love. From theater to concerts to comedy and more, it’s conversations with the people who make shows happen. On this episode, Jim and Becky chat with stars Clifton Duncan (Coalhouse Walker, Jr.) and Shannon Warne (Mother) and music director Darryl Archibald of Ragtime -- currently running at the Pasadena Playhouse.You can listen on your favorite platform, and make sure you subscribe!Links: Soundcloud iTunes TuneIn...

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Bright Ideas

Your TEDxBroadway Talk

Raise your hand if you’ve ever thought about what talk YOU would give at TEDxBroadway. Now, take that hand and click here to tell us about it! Seriously.Last year, three of the 15 speakers we featured on our stage answered the call for our New Voices program. One of them was Julie Stroud. Her talk, "The Transformative Power of 'Dear Evan Hansen'" was both intensely personal and honest. It was something our team would never have been able to come up with by ourselves. Advice from Julie about submitting your...

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Marketing

Is Your Advertising Working for You?

"Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising." --Mark TwainWe love these wise words from Mr. Twain.Of course, the tricky thing is knowing what that right kind of advertising is for your events. While the answer can vary, we’ve created a little cheat sheet to help guide your search, focusing on three popular channels: Goldstar's Boost marketing tool, Facebook ads and ads in your local media (newspaper, radio, etc.).Have you given Boost a...

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Innovation

Do You Know Where You Were … 8 Years Ago Today?

Do you know where you were … 8 years ago today? We do. We were at the first-ever TEDxBroadway conference, held Monday, January 23, 2012. That first year we asked, “What’s the Best Broadway Can Be in 20 Years?” It was a big question. And, to us, a very important question -- one that was framed to deliver only positive answers. A question we got a lot when we announced this TED-like event was … “What’s a TED?” In case you didn’t know,...

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Marketing

Are You on Pace for a Record Season?

You've probably already heard about Goldstar's Boost (from us!). It’s a self-service tool that puts your event into additional Goldstar emails, and bumps up your placement in emails to an audience of live entertainment fans, so you’ll see your impressions, reach and awareness grow. Throughout the year, we'll be sharing news and updates.We’re only halfway through January, and for many of Goldstar's Organizers, it’s already shaping up to be a great year:“We’re on pace to see a record season,...

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