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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 Subscribe to the Selling …

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Tony Nominee Picks Shine Light on Bolder Broadway

The Tony Awards will be televised this Sunday, June 9, at 8:00pm EST on CBS! Billboard reports: “The most exciting performers nominated for awards at the 2019 Tonys are making audiences reconsider what musicals and their stars look and sound like — and how daring they should be.” Some of the nominees highlighted in Rebecca Milzoff’s article are … “Amber Gray, 38 Hadestown The Lowdown: One of the most singular Broadway performers in years, Gray (up for featured actress in a …

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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.” Evans adds: “The breadth of …

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The Week That Was in Live Entertainment (Week of April 26)

A lot goes on in our world each week — some news you may catch, and some may slip by your radar. Below are a few articles that caught our attention, and we didn’t want you to miss ’em! Welcoming New Students With Interactive Theater: What’s the best way to welcome incoming college students during their orientation? The Daily Collegian reports that Dan Murphy, director of the Office of Student Orientation and Transition Programs at Penn State, thinks it’s time …

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The Week That Was in Live Entertainment (Week of April 13)

A lot goes on in our world each week — some news you may catch, and some may slip by your radar. Below are a few articles that caught our attention, and we didn’t want you to miss ’em!   Here She Comes: American Girl, Live: The company who brought us Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live! is working on a new musical production: American Girl, Live. The Mattel-owned American Girl doll line has sold more than 30 million dolls! According to …

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#TBT

#TBT: Because That’s Where the Money (and Value) Is

Editor’s Note: This post was written by Jim in April of 2010. But it’s still extremely relevant. Today, musical artists, TV shows and movies — from the So You Think You Can Dance Live Tour to Game of Thrones — continue to bring their product to the theatrical stage. And we’ve got some of those shows listed on Goldstar. Happy #TBT. To celebrate, we’re sharing an oldie-but-goodie post from Jim: Because That’s Where the Money (and Value) Is. You’ve probably heard of, …

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Game of Thrones Gets Even Bigger With a Live Concert Tour

First, Game of Thrones popped up as an interactive art installation in New York City. It seems that the hit fantasy series is getting in on more live event action. A Game of Thrones immersive musical concert tour has been announced that’s hitting the road across North America early next year. The tour features an orchestra and choir, visual footage from the HBO show as well as some created just for the live event and a “headlining performance from the …

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#Ham4Ham: What a Live DVD Extra Looks Like

Two hours before each performance of the hit Broadway show Hamilton, a huge crowd gathers outside the Richard Rodgers Theatre for a ticket lottery to try to score $10 front-row seats. These drawings have become (mini) performances of their own, known as #Ham4Ham, where anything can happen — from three of the show’s actors lip-syncing to a stage-door guy spitting almost all of Slick Rick’s lyrics. Lin-Manuel ­Miranda, creator-songwriter-star of Hamilton, tweets before lunch about what to expect at the …

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Another Live TV Musical Will Ease on Down NBC’s Road

First, we covered the success of NBC’s first-ever live musical television event, The Sound of Music Live! Next up was Peter Pan Live! Now NBC has picked a third production to broadcast: The Wiz. Who will fill Diana Ross’s shoes — and incredible voice — as Dorothy, or replicate Michael Jackson’s fantastic dance moves as the Scarecrow? Variety also reports that The Wiz will be co-produced by Cirque du Soleil’s new stage theatrical division, and Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots) will …

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Move Over, TMZ: The Best Place to Catch Celebs Is Now the Broadway Stage

Not long ago, the closest you could get to seeing Hollywood stars up close and personal was staring at the faded headshot wall at your local dry cleaners. But these days, a growing number of major film and TV stars — from Jake Gyllenhaal and Larry David to Sienna Miller and Elisabeth Moss — are taking time off from cashing their massive Hollywood paychecks to take on high-profile roles in some of Broadway’s buzziest new shows. And while celebrities bring …

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