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A New Golden Age of Musical Theater

In a recent article, American Theatre writer Suzy Evans questions, A New Golden Age for the Broadway Musical?Evans points to an on-screen renaissance, via such films as The Greatest Showman and Mary Poppins Returns, and to the fact that "cast recordings for Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen are hitting the Billboard Top 20, marking the first time in 54 years -- since Hello, Dolly! and Fiddler on the Roof-- that two stage-born albums were in the Top 20."Photo Credit: "Dear Evan Hansen"Evans adds:...

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TEDxBroadway Friday: Daryl Roth

It’s the end of the week — when we share a TEDxBroadway talk from our vaults. This week, Tony-winning producer Daryl Roth talks about theater as a catalyst for change.TEDxBroadway will be returning to the New World Stages on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. As you know, we sell out every year and quickly, so we encourage you to get your tickets now!Read More:Kevin Lyman’s TEDxBroadway TalkThe Show Love Podcast: RagtimeTEDxBroadway Friday: Laura Heywood

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TEDxBroadway Friday: Laura Heywood

It's the end of the week -- when we share a TEDxBroadway talk from our vaults. This week, Laura Heywood, aka @BroadwayGirlNYC, reveals her identity.TEDxBroadway will be returning to the New World Stages on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. As you know, we sell out every year and quickly, so we encourage you to get your tickets now!Read More:Kevin Lyman's TEDxBroadway TalkThe Show Love Podcast: RagtimeTEDxBroadway News and Noteworthy

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The Arts Matter in Our Daily Lives

According to new data, the arts and cultural sector contributed more than the agriculture, transportation, or warehousing sectors to the American economy in 2015 (the latest year for which data is available), reports Isaac Kaplan for Artsy.Photo Credit: Kyle Sterk via UnsplashNEA chairman Jane Chu said in a statement: “The data confirm that the arts play a meaningful role in our daily lives, including through the jobs we have, the products we purchase, and the experiences we share."These findings...

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The Show Love Podcast: Ragtime

Goldstar’s Jim McCarthy and singer-actor Becky Baeling talk with the people behind the shows we love. From theater to concerts to comedy and more, it’s conversations with the people who make shows happen. On this episode, Jim and Becky chat with stars Clifton Duncan (Coalhouse Walker, Jr.) and Shannon Warne (Mother) and music director Darryl Archibald of Ragtime -- currently running at the Pasadena Playhouse.You can listen on your favorite platform, and make sure you subscribe!Links: Soundcloud iTunes TuneIn...

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Mark Your Calendar for These Conferences

It's only February, and your calendar is probably already filling up. Here are two conferences you should add to your schedule.ArtsReach: The National Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conference is coming to the Kimmel Center, NYU, in New York City on March 21-22. Pssst ... They've extended their 3-for-1 deal until February 27.If you go, be sure to catch Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy moderating a panel on "The Life-Changing Power of Keeping It Real: How People Like Us Can (and Might...

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Goldstar and Eventbrite in the News

We’ve got some news that will help you reach a wider audience, and make it more convenient for them to catch your events. Goldstar's new partnership with Eventbrite lets you list your event on Goldstar and Eventbrite from one platform, and use mobile ticketing -- meaning no more will-call! “‘For events like ours that are new, you really can get your name out there and sell more tickets on Goldstar and Eventbrite,’ says Amber Fleming, event producer for Foodie Con...

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Goldstar Announces Its One of a Kind Partnership With Eventbrite

We're sharing a note from Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy about some exciting news:Goldstar announced its one of a kind partnership with Eventbrite, and I have a few thoughts to share with you about this:It integrates Eventbrite ticketing directly into the Goldstar Audience Marketing Platform. That means, if you're producing a show and you're an Eventbrite organizer, you're going to be able to do the event ticketing setup in the same place where you can also create your Goldstar offers and...

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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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