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It’s ON! TEDxBroadway Returns on Tues., Nov. 17

Mark your calendar for the return of TEDxBroadway — Tuesday, November 17 at 1pm Eastern — because the 2020 conference is on, and it’s going to be online. Since 2011, we’ve been asking, “What’s the best Broadway can be?” And, while we all wish the answer was just even open, this is a watershed moment for the community to address this mission-critical question with even greater urgency, immediacy and, well, hope for the future. We’re lining up the most intriguing …

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The New Voice You Need to Hear

We promised you new voices. And, well, we’re certain we delivered when 17-year-old Marshall W. Mabry IV took the stage at TEDxBroadway 2019 for his talk — “The Intersectionality of Black Boys and Shakespeare.” OK. Marshall delivered. Twice. A little background — Marshall was one of hundreds who submitted their idea for a talk to us during our open submission period (we’ll have more news on that soon). When we got together with the alum committee to review submission videos months before the …

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What Are You Doing in 2020?

TEDxBroadway speakers cover a lot of territory. How to make Broadway better, of course, but also how to make our communities better, and even ourselves. Lose weight, get fit, drink less, save more — some of those we’ve discussed, but some are just a few of the resolutions we all seem to have at the start of a new year. And while accomplishing any one of these goals should make us happy — they might not actually be the key …

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Fresh Idea Friday: Patricia Ione Lloyd

It’s the end of the week — when we share a TEDxBroadway talk from our vaults. This week’s Fresh Idea Friday features Patricia Ione Lloyd and her 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: Erin Lavik Fresh Idea Friday: Ella Martin Fresh Idea Friday: Phoebe Robinson Subscribe to the …

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Sammi Cannold, Laura Heywood & More Complete the TEDxBroadway 2019 Speaker Lineup

The stage is set for TEDxBroadway 2019. Organizers have announced the complete list of speakers for the popular one-day event dedicated to asking “What’s the BEST Broadway can be?” at New World Stages on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. “We’re incredibly excited about the breadth and depth the speakers are bringing to the stage for the Broadway community this year,” says Jim McCarthy, TEDxBroadway Co-Founder and CEO of Goldstar. “They’re experts in things like human-centered design solutions, large-scale shared immersive experiences, …

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Fresh Idea Friday: Ella Martin

It’s the end of the week — when we share a TEDxBroadway talk from our vaults. This week’s Fresh Idea Friday features Ella Martin and her 2017 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: Erin Lavik Fresh Idea Friday: Melissa Anelli Fresh Idea Friday: Phoebe Robinson Subscribe to the Selling …

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Five Things About TEDxBroadway You May Not Know

The countdown is on for TEDxBroadway 2019! You’ve heard that Rachel Chavkin, David S. Leong, Arvind Ethan David and Shakina Nayfack are among the first speakers to be announced. We’ll share more speakers with you soon. Meanwhile, here’s what you might not know about TEDxBroadway. 1. Not all the action happens on stage. Nope, there aren’t any breakaway sessions or panels happening simultaneously. But there are plenty of things happening in the lobby during the breaks. There have been stretches with Mark Fisher …

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The Play’s the Thing …

With so many new plays opening on Broadway, we couldn’t help but think about the playwrights who have graced the TEDxBroadway stage over the years. Patricia Ione Lloyd (Her play Eve’s Song has been extended at The Public Theater, and we still can’t get a ticket!) asks, “Where Does Your Soul Live?” Big props to Alexander Dinelaris (won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Birdman and wrote the book for the musical On Your Feet), who speaks about “Surprising …

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TEDxBroadway Speaker David Korins Featured on TED.com

“What’s the Best Broadway Can Be?” The TEDxBroadway organizers asked David Korins, the award-winning designer for Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen, to contribute to this question at the seventh annual event held in February 2018. The result was his powerful talk, “A Revelation of Space.” Today, David’s talk has been selected from hundreds of thousands of TEDx talks from across the globe to be featured on the TED.com channels (watch it here). “We’re incredibly proud of David, his inspiring talk …

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Beyond the Bio — TEDxBroadway Speaker David Yazbek

Before we meet up at New World Stages on Tuesday, February 27 for TEDxBroadway (get your tickets here!), we wanted to take you beyond the bio to meet this year’s speakers. Meet David Yazbek: He’s an Emmy-winning, three-time Grammy-nominated TV and film writer, music producer and pianist. His three shows, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, have all been nominated for Best Score Tony Awards. His latest work, The Band’s Visit, opened to rave …

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