#TBT: Promote Your Show Like a Movie

Happy #TBT! Here’s an oldie-but-goodie post from Jim: Promote Your Show Like a Movie. [This article was originally published in 2009.] I absolutely love one of the posts by a blogger known as the Performance Monkey. Here’s a key snippet: “Tell me you wouldn’t love this. You’re settling into your seat at the theatre. The curtain is about to rise on The Jersey Boys, say, or Act Without Words II. But before the show begins, the stars of three or four …

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Freestyle Love Supreme at TEDxBroadway 2014

This afternoon at TEDxBroadway 2014, Freestyle Love Supreme treated everyone to a taste of their popular hip-hop improv stage show, where five performers invite audience suggestions and then drum up instantaneous riffs and fully realized musical numbers. The New York Times called the group, “Masters in the art of freestyle rhyme.” Anthony Veneziale conceived of this extremely talented collective of improvisers, composers, lyricists, actors, musicians, a beatboxer, tech nerd and singer-songwriter — and Lin-Manuel Miranda and Thomas Kail, the composer-lyricist and …

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