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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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What Goldstar Rewards Mean For You

A few weeks ago, 10 million members woke up to find 300 Goldstar Rewards points in their accounts. They just magically appeared. If you look, you have them in your account, too. Now, for every $1 spent on Goldstar, members get 1 reward point. For every 400 points earned, they’ll get a $5 reward to spend on tickets. Thousands of people have already cashed in their points to save money on their next night out at your event. This program harkens...

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Play It Again, Sammi!

TEDxBroadway 2019 might be a wrap, but we’re working hard behind the scenes to get this year’s videos online. And, well, we just couldn’t wait to share Sammi Cannold’s talk with you. In her talk, the young director shares her experience researching for a new production of Evita (at New York City Center November 13-24). Her conversations with Eva Perón’s nurse and confidant taught her to feel the weight of a storyteller’s responsibility. We’re incredibly grateful to Sammi for sharing her story. We’re certain you’ll enjoy...

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Need more 👀 on your event?

Just in time for Halloween, we’ve got a real treat for you: A Boost BOGO (Buy One Get One) starting today through October 31! With Boost, you get … Your event in a prime position in Goldstar emails. Increased awareness with our most active members. And with the BOGO, you’ll double your awareness and reach. To get your treat: Set up a Boost campaign of $300 or more and include “BOGO” in the campaign name. Create your campaign for half the total days...

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PODCAST: Bandsintown’s Fabrice Sergent Talks Bands + Fans

Bringing Bands and Fans Together With Fabrice Sergent The internet and social media have completely remade the way we create, produce, discover and consume art. And Fabrice Sergent wants to use these digital tools to unite artists and fans in a more profound way than ever before. He is succeeding. Fabrice is the Managing Director of Bandsintown, a digital media company powered by and built for music. He also found early success in his career helping to launch Lagardere, an early...

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Announcing Selling Out With Jim McCarthy Podcast

For years now, we’ve been sharing blog posts and interviews from the best in the business. But we wanted to go deeper, to have some real -- and real fun -- conversations with the people who make all our favorite live events happen. That’s why we’re launching Selling Out With Jim McCarthy podcast!  Jim will be chatting with event producers, marketers, performers and others who are doing extraordinary things in this space.  If you’re looking for insights to make your own...

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