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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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Going to INTIX? Join Us

Remember when there were really only three major broadcast networks? Everybody knew Dallas was on CBS, which night it ran (Friday), what time it started (9:00pm)  and who shot J.R. You didn’t even have to be a hardcore fan -- you just knew. Then cable came along and a whole new world of entertainment options appeared right at your fingertips. With all of the channels you were able to discover new shows with relatively little effort. Relatively few people out...

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Fun Home Star Kate Shindle Is Grand Marshal for Show Day 2016

Performing arts centers, promoters, producers, sports teams and more from across the country are once again joining together to declare December 26 -- Show Day. This is a live entertainment industry initiative to proclaim the 26th the day to take family, friends and loved ones to a live event.Serving as the official Show Day Grand Marshal for 2016 is actor, author and the President of Actors’ Equity Association, Kate Shindle.“I’m thrilled to be named Grand Marshal for Show Day,”...

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Celebrating 10 Years of The Goldstar National Nutcracker Award

Goldstar has announced the nominees for the 10th Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award. The only award that honors live performances of The Nutcracker nationwide is celebrating its 10th year along with a new milestone -- the most nominated productions ever. There are 80 in total.From well-known ballet companies like the San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and the three-time Goldstar National Nutcracker Award-winning Joffrey Ballet to the California Ballet Company’s toddler-, autism- and sensory-friendly performances, this year’s nominees showcase...

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