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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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Fresh Idea Friday: Phoebe Robinson

It’s the end of the week — when we share a TEDxBroadway talk from our vaults. This week’s Fresh Idea Friday features Phoebe Robinson and her 2015 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: Adam Sobel Fresh Idea Friday: Melissa Anelli Fresh Idea Friday: James Lescene #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; }/* Add your...

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More Speakers Added to TEDxBroadway

TEDxBroadway has announced five additional speakers who will take the stage when TEDxBroadway returns to New World Stages on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 to explore “What’s the BEST Broadway can be?” “What you’ll see on our stage is a wide variety of people -- all with unique perspectives and narratives in vastly different stages in their careers. For example, Marshall Mabry is just 17 years old. But his story will inspire all of us -- at any age -- to really...

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Fresh Idea Friday: Adam Sobel

It’s the end of the week — when we share a TEDxBroadway talk from our vaults. This week’s Fresh Idea Friday features Adam Sobel and his 2015 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: David Yazbek Fresh Idea Friday: Ryan Chang Fresh Idea Friday: James Lescene #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your...

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Marketing

Insta Novels Are an Insta Hit

Last year, we posted that the New York Library had a fun new idea to attract younger readers: transforming classic novels into animated Instagram Stories, called Insta Novels. Now Adweek reports that these Insta Novels grew the library's followers 75%. David Griner writes: "The idea makes practically no sense at all. Full works of long-form literary fiction uploaded to … Instagram? And specifically to Instagram Stories, a format known for its fast and fleeting posts about nights on the town and...

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Have You Heard the Buzz From Above?

Each year at TEDxBroadway, we talk about the distinctive buzz that emanates from the balcony at New World Stages. That buzz is none other than the TEDxBroadway Young Professionals group who get to attend the event for FREE and meet up for a number of other networking events. What’s great is that those who’ve been in the program are still buzzing about their experience. So if you are a Young Professional, please do apply for the program. If you know an ideal candidate, we hope you’ll share this with...

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Fresh Idea Friday: Edward Poteat

It’s the end of the week — when we share a TEDxBroadway talk from our vaults. This week’s Fresh Idea Friday features Edward Poteat 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: Ayad Akhtar

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Pricing

One Wise Way to Attract a Bigger Audience

Most of us spend many hours pondering the question: How do we get more people to attend our events? Fast Company highlights New York’s Signature Theatre Company and its milestone of selling its one millionth ticket through its Signature Ticket Initiative, which allows the theater to sell $35 tickets. "No age restrictions. No lotteries. No rush lines. Just quality plays for a fraction of what you would typically pay to see a show in Manhattan," writes reporter Christopher Zara. Zara continues: "The...

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Marketing

When Doing Good Gets People’s Attention

There are many ways to give back to our communities. Donating proceeds to a charity is one way; collecting canned goods or clothes is another. Billboard reports that the Metropolitan Opera is offering a pair of free tickets per performance through the end of this month to federal government employees during the current government shutdown. Not only is this a good deed that improves the quality of life for these employees, but it's also a great way to attract people's attention...

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Innovation

Do You Know Where You Were … 8 Years Ago Today?

Do you know where you were … 8 years ago today? We do. We were at the first-ever TEDxBroadway conference, held Monday, January 23, 2012. That first year we asked, “What’s the Best Broadway Can Be in 20 Years?” It was a big question. And, to us, a very important question -- one that was framed to deliver only positive answers. A question we got a lot when we announced this TED-like event was … “What’s a TED?” In case you didn’t know,...

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