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Nominees Announced for 11th Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award

Goldstar has announced the nominees for the 11th Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award.“This is the only award honoring live performances of The Nutcracker nationwide,” says Goldstar CEO, Jim McCarthy. “The nominees showcase what make this award so special. They all represent a wide variety of genres, styles and creative themes. It’s always exciting to see which one will be named 'best loved' Nutcracker in the U.S.”Nominees include well-known ballet companies like the San Francisco Ballet, Miami City Ballet and...

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Have You Heard the Buzz?

Every year, there’s an unmistakable buzz emanating from the loft at TEDxBroadway at New World Stages. It’s not a technical glitch or a sound issue. Nope, it’s the sound of TEDxBroadway Young Professionals and Students, who are enthusiastically chatting about what they're experiencing that day.We’re really proud of these programs. From the TEDxBroadway get-go we knew we wanted to have the widest variety of speakers on stage and the widest variety of audience members in attendance. Because, when you’re...

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An Unexpected Benefit of Theater

Let's get physical! Or, how about we go to a show?London Theatre reports: "A study has found that during theatre performances, theatregoers’ heart beats synchronise and beat at the same time, which has been shown to lead to people bonding more."This is just another reason why people should attend the theater -- and events, in general.You know the feeling ... you're in a crowd, overcome by the feeling of excitement by what's on stage! The study found that not...

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Goldstar Gives Back This Thanksgiving — and You Can, Too!

Most people see Thanksgiving as a time to spend in the company of people they care about, reflecting on the good things in their lives and, hopefully, a time for a little relaxation.That’s understandable. That might be you. Life can be stressful and rushed, with lots of different demands. Just getting the turkey and pie together and having the house in decent shape for guests can feel like a full-time job!But what if you could be another kind of...

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TEDxBroadway Announces Young Professional and Student Programs for 2018

When the seventh annual TEDxBroadway returns Tuesday, February 27, 2018 to New World Stages in New York City, the always sold-out event will be brimming with new speakers, new ideas and new members of the Young Professional and Student Programs."Each year we get the community together to ask, ‘What’s the BEST Broadway can be?’ We want to be sure that students and young professionals are part of this conversation that helps shape the future of the Broadway eco-system,” says...

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TEDxBroadway: The Musical!

OK, so we’re not really doing TEDxBroadway: The Musical! But we are doing TEDxBroadway this year, and we’ve got great music lined up for Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Make sure you get your tickets now.If there were a TEDxBroadway OCR, we’d be first in line when it dropped. Take a look at a few of our “Greatest Hits.” • Long before Dear Evan Hansen hit Broadway and even opened at Arena Stage, we were fortunate to have Benj Pasek and...

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Catch Jim’s Panel at Arts Reach: Is Your Marketing Working?

Mark your calendars, because the Arts Reach National Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conference is coming to Los Angeles on October 17-18 to the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. And on October 17 at 1:20pm, Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy will be moderating a panel titled, Ouija Boards, Magic 8 Balls & More Ways to Tell if Your Marketing Is Working. Here’s a brief description of the panel:“Ask again later” ... is that what you get when trying to figure out if your...

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TEDxBroadway 2018 Announces Speakers: Michael Riedel, Shakina Nayfack & More

The organizers of TedxBroadway announced the first group of speakers for the annual event, returning to New World Stages on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.A one-day event exclusively dedicated to the vitality of Broadway, TEDxBroadway continues a long tradition of presenting a wide variety of speakers and topics to contribute to the overall question of the day: “What’s the Best Broadway Can Be?’”“Of course, there really isn’t a definitive answer to the question,” says Jim McCarthy, TEDxBroadway Co-Founder and CEO...

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TEDxBroadway: Are You Ready for Your Talk?

Each year, I have the great pleasure of working with all the TEDxBroadway speakers on their talks. It’s really incredible to think about what the kernel of an idea was when we started and what it becomes when it's revealed on stage. I’m not taking the credit, mind you, the talk is all the speaker. But, sometime in our conversations they say something as an aside and, turns out, it really is the core of the talk. It’s usually...

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Houston Theaters That Need Your Help

As you surely already know, Tropical Storm Harvey has done serious damage to the city of Houston, including to many of the live entertainment venues downtown. American Theatre recently reported on the damage and shared photos and videos of the flooding.If you're wondering what you can do to help the theater community in Houston, the article also includes a list of organizations seeking donations to help repair the damage and get back to performing.You can find the list here,...

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