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What Are You Doing in 2020?

TEDxBroadway speakers cover a lot of territory. How to make Broadway better, of course, but also how to make our communities better, and even ourselves. Lose weight, get fit, drink less, save more -- some of those we’ve discussed, but some are just a few of the resolutions we all seem to have at the start of a new year. And while accomplishing any one of these goals should make us happy -- they might not actually be the...

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Long Beach Ballet Wins Goldstar National Nutcracker Award 2019

This week, Goldstar proudly announced that Long Beach Ballet is named Best Loved Nutcracker in the U.S. for 2019. This marks a back-to-back win for the Southern California-based organization, who won the Award in 2018. This year, they competed along with more than 50 companies to win the 13th Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award, the only award honoring live performances of The Nutcracker nationwide. Long Beach Ballet Artistic Director David Wilcox says, “It is an honor to have once again...

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We Have a Gift for You!

Before you head off for the holidays to spend time with family, extended family, in-laws, etc., we wanted to share a gift with you. Well, actually it’s from Amy E. Gallo and her talk at TEDxBroadway 2019 -- “The Gift of Conflict.” You see, Amy is the author of the Harvard Business Review Guide to Dealing with Conflict and co-host of HBR’s Women at Work podcast. She’s spent years researching conflict and shares how staying silent can be damaging, and how...

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PODCAST: Arcane Forms of Entertainment With Todd Robbins

The popularity of circuses, carnivals and sideshows have ebbed and flowed, but there has been a resurgence of late.  This week’s guest, Todd Robbins, has built a successful career in the New York City area utilizing what he calls “arcane” forms of entertainment. He is a veteran of numerous television, sideshow and off-broadway productions.  In this episode, Todd joins host Jim McCarthy to talk about eating glass, the changing of carnivals over time, and the differences between European and American audiences...

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PODCAST: Producing Broadway Shows With Eva Price

Starting something new -- whether that’s a career, a business or a project -- can feel scary and daunting, especially taking that first step. But what happens if you do make the leap and then fail? Do you give up?  Eva Price, this week’s guest, went through that failure when she left her job in news and started producing shows. She shares her advice, and why she thinks failing was better for her in the long run than succeeding.  Eva Price...

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2019 TEDxBroadway Talks Released & 2020 Tickets Now on Sale

TEDxBroadway organizers released all talks from the 2019 event online and announced tickets are on sale now for the 9th Annual TEDxBroadway set for Tuesday, October 13, 2020. Every year, co-founders Damian Bazadona of Situation Interactive and Jim McCarthy, CEO of Goldstar, fill the stage with speakers to tackle one central question: “What’s the best Broadway can be?” Audience members at TEDxBroadway 2019, held on September 24, 2019 at New World Stages in New York City, were inspired by groundbreaking talks on topics like...

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What We’re Thankful For …

I want to share something with you that I haven't really shared before. For some reason, Thanksgiving always makes me think about the very early days of Goldstar, and what it was like to get started. It was late 2001, and the world was reeling from the impact of 9/11 and a severe recession. It was the era of the “dot.com” crash. Nobody was starting businesses, and many of my friends in the internet industry were seeking out "safe" jobs...

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Nominees Announced for 13th Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award

Goldstar has announced the nominees for the 13th Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award, the only award honoring live performances of The Nutcracker nationwide. More than 50 productions are vying for a cash prize to go towards education and accessibility programs, as well as the coveted title of Best Loved Nutcracker in the U.S. As has become tradition, the nominees represent a wide variety of genres, styles and creative themes. They include well-known ballet companies like San Francisco Ballet, Atlanta Ballet...

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PODCAST: Jennifer Ashley Tepper Talks Broadway in the Age of Social Media

It’s no secret that Jennifer Ashley Tepper is one of our favorites. Besides the fantastic work she does as: The creative and programming director at Feinstein’s/54 Below, which combines performances by Broadway’s best with a world-class dining experience. A producer of Be More Chill, which recently ended a successful Broadway run. The author of The Untold Stories of Broadway: Tales from the world’s most famous theaters (Volume 1). There’s also 4. the straight up contagious joy she has for the industry. So,...

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PODCAST: Klaus Derendorf Talks Finding Success in Changing Times

Finding Success in Changing Times With Klaus Derendorf Having talent does not always equal success. Plenty of people have all the talent in the world, but will never make it big. So how do you find that balance between focusing on your creative talent and devoting time to the business and relationship skills you need to succeed?  This week’s guest has the answer. Klaus Derendorf is Chief Business Development Officer at VerifiR, a cloud-based marketing, sales, and authentification platform. VerifiR helps brands...

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