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Spotlight on Success: How Icons of the Stage Are Stealing the Show Online

We’ve invited two pioneers in the livestream space to give us their take on the clever and creative ways they put celebrated legends in homes across the world. Thursday, April 29, we’re welcoming Daniel Nardicio and Kimberly Faye Greenberg to Spotlight on Success. If you don’t know, Daniel smashed records in one night with his A Love Letter to Liza, and Kimberly has been hitting the virtual boards most nights with her one-woman Fanny Brice show. This 50-minute in-depth conversation promises to be equal parts …

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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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Remember the “Good Old Days” of the Live Entertainment Business?

You should remember them, because they’re now! That’s right, we’re living in a Golden Age of live entertainment, and 2019 looks like an excellent environment for our industry. Let’s break that down: Consumer confidence is high, people have fewer distractions with new tech gadgets than they’ve had in a while, and we’re seeing record interest in concerts, Broadway and sports tickets. We’re very much living in the Experience Economy that was first written about all the way back in 1998. …

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Ron Simons at TEDxBroadway 2018 — Beyond the Bio

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 Ron Simons: He’s a four-time Sundance Film Festival selected producer and actor of stage, film and television. He’s the founder and CEO of SimonSays Entertainment. We asked Ron … Q: Do you sing in the shower? What’s your go-to song? A: “You mean there are people who don’t sing in the …

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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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Goodbye 2013: A Look at Some of the Year’s Newsworthy Trends

Before we say goodbye to 2013, we thought we’d review a few of this year’s interesting trends highlighted in the news. • Moving Sound to Anywhere but the Concert Hall: The Los Angeles Times spots the latest push to get music out of the concert hall and into museums and galleries, alternative spaces and train stations, and parks and Beverly Hills formal gardens. • Younger Audiences Have On-Demand Mentality: Regional artistic directors say they’re being slammed by the on-demand mentality …

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