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Violinist and Composer Matorin Named TEDxBroadway 2019 Music Director

Time's running out to get your ticket to this year's TEDxBroadway! The big event is on September 24, but tickets will sell out before then, so don't wait too long. You can buy tickets here. We shared our full lineup of amazing speakers last week, and now we're excited to announce this year's music director: Violinist and composer Matorin! “It is my belief that audiences everywhere are hungry for a new approach to performance. One where the process isn’t hidden and embarrassing but rather a...

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Fresh Idea Friday: David Yazbek

It’s the end of the week — when we share a TEDxBroadway talk from our vaults. This week’s Fresh Idea Friday features David Yazbek and his 2018 talk from TEDxBroadway. 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: Fresh Idea Friday: DJ Kurs Fresh Idea Friday: Christine Jones Fresh Idea Friday: Edward Poteat #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your...

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TEDxBroadway Friday: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

It’s the end of the week — when we share a TEDxBroadway talk from our vaults. This week, Oscar, Grammy, Tony and Golden Globe Award-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul talk about being composers in the age of Youtube. (They also perform a song from their then-upcoming show, Dear Evan Hansen.) 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...

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Film, TV and Video Game Composer Michael Gordon Shapiro Is Inspired By

As Jim has written before, “A ticket to a great show or game is not just entertainment — it’s a personal upgrade.” Seeing a live show can — and often does — inspire your own personal creativity. Here’s another interview with an inspiring, creative person from Goldstar Pulse. Michael Gordon Shapiro jokes that he writes music for film, TV and video games in order to finance his musical theater habit. He’s written a collection of award-winning short (10-15 minute) musicals...

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Singer-Songwriter and Broadway Composer Drew Gasparini Is Inspired By

Over on the new Goldstar blog is a series of Q&As with inspiring, creative people. Check out their interview with singer-songwriter and Broadway composer Drew Gasparini. Known for his unique blend of musical theater and pop, Drew’s written award-winning songs for TV and Broadway, released four albums, shared the stage with Jason Mraz, Third Eye Blind, and the Plain White T’s, and is in a “debaucherous” comedy troupe called The Morons. Read a few of his answers below, then head over to Goldstar Pulse for more about Drew. Tell us about...

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