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Long Beach Ballet Wins 12th Annual “Nutty” Award

Long Beach Ballet has won the 12th Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award!As the winner of the only award that honors live performances of the seasonal classic, Long Beach Ballet will receive a cash prize to go toward education and accessibility programs; the coveted “Nutty” statuette; and is officially named the best-loved Nutcracker in the U.S. for 2018. This production competed in a field of more than 65 nominees to take top honors in the audience-favorite competition.“This is indeed a...

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On the Street Where You Live

We were very sorry to read that Avenue Q will be closing in April 2019. Of course, we love the show outright, but it’s also extra meaningful to us because once a year we get to take up residence on the Avenue Q stage at New World Stages for the annual TEDxBroadway conference.When we first moved into the space back in 2011, it wasn’t lost on us that the backdrop for the event was literally a neighborhood. After all, TEDxBroadway...

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TEDxBroadway Speaker David Korins Featured on TED.com

“What’s the Best Broadway Can Be?”The TEDxBroadway organizers asked David Korins, the award-winning designer for Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen, to contribute to this question at the seventh annual event held in February 2018. The result was his powerful talk, “A Revelation of Space.”Today, David’s talk has been selected from hundreds of thousands of TEDx talks from across the globe to be featured on the TED.com channels (watch it here).“We’re incredibly proud of David, his inspiring talk really struck...

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TEDxBroadway Will Return to New York City in Fall 2019

TEDxBroadway organizers have announced the next TEDxBroadway will take place September 24, 2019, reports Broadway Briefing.Co-founders Damian Bazadona of Situation Interactive and Jim McCarthy, CEO of Goldstar, are moving the annual one-day event, which has been traditionally held in February, to the fall of next year.The TEDxBroadway organizers will once again fill the stage with speakers to tackle the question, “What’s the Best Broadway Can Be?”“We decided we wanted to move the event to the fall when it really feels...

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News & Noteworthy (Week of August 30)

A lot goes on in our world each week — some news you may catch, and some may slip by your radar. Below are a few articles that caught our attention, and we didn’t want you to miss ’em!Even Bees Love NYC Hot Dogs: A hot dog stand at 43rd Street and Broadway was the unsuspecting hangout for 25,000 bees, reports Brett Molina for USA Today. You never know who you'll spot in line for this local favorite.Creepy Crawlies...

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News & Noteworthy (Week of August 23)

A lot goes on in our world each week — some news you may catch, and some may slip by your radar. Below are a few articles that caught our attention, and we didn’t want you to miss ’em!A Proven Investment in Company Success: Uber and the NFL hired one. Demand is on the rise for diversity officers, according to Julia Carpenter for CNN Money. Carpenter writes, "According to data from Indeed, demand for the roles has increased significantly...

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TEDxBroadway News and Noteworthy

It seems like every day we spot TEDxBroadway alum in the news. It’s like playing Where’s Waldo, except our speakers are featured very prominently in black and white and on television in living color. Here’s just a small sample of what we’ve found in the news recently …TEDxBroadway 2014 alum Diane Paulus, the artistic director of Cambridge’s American Repertory Theater, will co-direct a live TV production of Hair on NBC next spring. Here’s TEDxBroadway 2018 alum Shaina Taub profiled in The New...

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News & Noteworthy (Week of August 10)

A lot goes on in our world each week — some news you may catch, and some may slip by your radar. Below are a few articles that caught our attention, and we didn’t want you to miss ’em!Did You Catch Jim on the Bob Lefsetz Podcast? Music industry legend Bob Lefsetz took a deep dive with Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy into his career, the founding of Goldstar and more. You can listen to the full interview here.The Oscars Try...

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Are You Getting the Most From Your Goldstar Partnership?

Want to know how to make selling tickets with us even easier and more effective? Have you noticed some new features in the Goldstar Audience Marketing Platform, but aren’t sure how to use them? Do you have a question about Goldstar's Boost, promotions or anything else?The Goldstar team wants to help!We’re hosting a live demo and Q&A session Tuesday, August 14, at 10:00am PST. You'll learn:How to submit an event in the Audience Marketing Platform How to use...

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Listen to Jim on the Bob Lefsetz Podcast!

What do Moby, Shep Gordon and our own Goldstar CEO, Jim McCarthy have in common? They’ve all been interviewed on The Lefsetz Podcast.If you’re not familiar with him, Bob is a legend in the music business. His very popular Lefsetz Letter covers the gamut and is considered a staple in the industry. (You can sign up here.)In this very in-depth interview, Jim talks candidly about the start of Goldstar, his own career path and the realizations along the way.You...

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