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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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TEDxBroadway Welcomes Online Submissions for 2018 Speakers

The organizers of TEDxBroadway announced the event will return to New World Stages on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. With a long tradition of presenting a wide variety of speakers from theater, academics, government, hospitality, sciences and technology, the organizers will expand the scope even further this year to find new voices to address “What’s the BEST Broadway Can Be?”“Each year, we spend months researching, identifying and discussing topics and leaders in their field that we believe will inspire the...

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Goldstar Announces AXS Ticketing Integration

Editor's Note: We've got great news for anyone who loves more ticket sales with less work (so ... everyone). Goldstar has taken another step in its ongoing efforts to make it easier than ever to market to new audiences and sell out every show: Goldstar, the live entertainment industry’s leader for event discovery and purchase, recently announced a full digital integration with primary ticketing system AXS.AXS is the latest to join Goldstar’s ever-growing list of major digital ticketing platform partners, which...

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Why Do People Come to Your Venue? Find Out at TLCC2017

Do you ever wonder why people come to your venue -- or perhaps more importantly, why they don't return to your venue?Goldstar did some digging, surveying hundreds of Goldstar members on the topic to find out why they love venues, why they hate them, and what factors matter most when it comes to attending a show at a particular venue.One surprising stat: 25% of members surveyed said that even if the production quality is high, there are other factors...

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Arts Reach: 3-for-1 Special Deal

Mark your calendars for the Arts Reach National Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conference at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles October 17-18. Our own Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy will be moderating a panel titled, Ouija Boards, Magic 8 Balls & More Ways to Tell if Your Marketing Is Working. “Ask again later” … is that what you get when trying to figure out if your latest marketing campaign boosted ticket sales? How about a new method, one...

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TEDxBroadway 2017: Lance Weiler on Using White Space to Ignite Imagination

Did you miss this year’s TEDxBroadway? Or do you want to relive the magic? We’ll be sharing videos of all the talks from this year’s conference over the next few weeks here on Selling Out. Or if you’re in a binge-watching mood, you can catch them all now at TEDxBroadway.com.Today, we’re watching Lance Weiler, a storyteller, entrepreneur and thought leader. An alumni of the Sundance Screenwriting Lab, he is recognized as a pioneer because of the way he mixes storytelling...

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