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Putting on My Producer’s Hat

It’s that time again when I get to wear my producer’s hat. Once a year, I gather an extraordinary group of talent to put on an event at New World Stages in New York City. And, like every producer out there, I stress about the quality of the event, the effectiveness of the marketing, reaching an audience and, yes, reading the reviews.For me, producing TEDxBroadway is a vital part of my job as CEO of Goldstar because our goal...

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TEDxBroadway 2017 Announces Complete List of Speakers

The sixth annual TEDxBroadway returns to New World Stages in New York City on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, with a wide variety of speakers taking the stage.“Our new focus of the day for 2017 is - ‘Let’s Talk,’” says Jim McCarthy, CEO of Goldstar. “We’ll always be dedicated to the central question we asked the first five years, ‘What is the BEST Broadway Can Be?’ but now we really want everyone present to speak up and really engage in...

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National Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conference — Special Offer!

It's the two-week countdown to the upcoming Arts Reach National Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conference in New York City, March 16-18.Take advantage of their special offer -- a $180 registration discount, plus you can bring two colleagues for free (3-for-1) if you register by March 8. And, each additional delegate is just $159.This conference will be especially significant, given its overall theme: "Coming Together, Setting the Course for Audience and Donor Growth."The National Arts Marketing, Development and Ticketing...

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Get to Know TEDxBroadway 2017 Speaker Alton Fitzgerald White

Editor’s note: Before we kick off our new theme, "Let's Talk," on March 21, we’re asking our TEDxBroadway 2017 speakers to tell us a little more about themselves.Alton Fitzgerald White is a singer, actor and dancer who broke Broadway records with 4,308 performances as King Mufasa in The Lion King. He's looking forward to the release of his upcoming book, tentatively titled PRIDE: My Journey From the Projects to the Pride-lands -- Mastering the Challenge of Daily Performance.What was...

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TEDxBroadway 2017 Speakers Announced: Tina Landau, Alton Fitzgerald White & More

On March 21, 2017, TEDxBroadway returns for its sixth year in a row. For the first five years, TEDxBroadway has focused on the question, 'What is the BEST Broadway Can Be?" And while making Broadway the best is still at the core of why we do this event, this year's TEDxBroadway will be more interactive for everybody involved.With this in mind, we're back with a new format and a new focus -- "Let's Talk." Because we all need to...

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TEDxBroadway Speaker Spotlight: Jennifer Ashley Tepper (2016)

Jennifer Ashley Tepper delivered a TEDxBroadway talk last year about the importance of maintaining historic theaters for the sake of our industry and art form. We recently checked in with Jennifer to learn how the real estate landscape has changed over the past year. Here's what she had to say:"This week, Broadway gets the Hudson Theatre back. When Sunday in the Park with George plays its opening notes, it'll be the first time the Hudson has seen legitimate theater...

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What IS Theater Mode?

Recently, rumors leaked that the new iPhone will have a feature called Theater Mode.Everything about it is pure speculation, even whether it exists or not. It's even less certain what it actually does.That didn't stop some people from speculating that it's a one-push system for quieting your phone while you're at the theater.Maybe. I have no idea, and my spies inside Apple aren't talking to me.But what if Theater Mode wasn't about shutting up and sitting quietly in a...

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INTIX 2017: Take Your Tickets to the People

New Orleans. Not a difficult place to have a great week.And last week, INTIX 2017 in New Orleans more than accomplished that feat.INTIX is one of the best conferences if you're in the live entertainment business, because what's on peoples' minds there is a great bellwether for what's going on around the industry. When INTIX is excited about something, that means the industry is going to be excited about that thing.This year, I had the opportunity to introduce the...

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TEDxBroadway Announces Young Professional and Student Programs (Application Deadline Jan. 31)

When the sixth annual TEDxBroadway returns Tuesday, March 21, 2017 to New World Stages in New York City, the always sold-out event will be brimming with new ideas, new themes and new members of the Young Professional and Student Programs."We want to make sure that as we discuss the future of Broadway, the next generation is in the room to lend their voices and help shape the future of the Broadway eco-system,” says Jim McCarthy, CEO, Goldstar and Co-organizer,...

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TEDxBroadway Pre-Sale Tickets: Ready for New Ideas and Surprises, Too?

I have a day-of TEDxBroadway pregame tradition. I wake up early, get myself ready and meet a member of my team to make that always-chilly walk to New World Stages. Along the way we pick up coffees, a breakfast sandwich and then my team member launches into the always-long laundry list of things on her mind. I don’t mind telling, yeah, I have some jitters, too. If you’ve ever been to the event, you know that there is a...

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