Inspired By — Q&A With Actor-Writer-Producer Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni

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. Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni is creator and star of One Drop of Love, a solo show co-produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. She’s a spokesperson on the arts and racial identity, a …

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Get to Know TEDxBroadway Speaker James Lecesne

Editor’s note: Before we once again ask, “What Is the Best Broadway Can Be?” on Monday, February 22, we’re asking our TEDxBroadway 2016 speakers to tell us a little more about themselves. James Lecesne is the writer of the Academy Award-winning short film Trevor, which inspired the founding of The Trevor Project, the only nationwide 24-hour suicide prevention Lifeline for LGBTQ youth. James has written for television’s Further Tales of the City (Emmy nom), Will & Grace and Vicious, is …

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Dull Is Dangerous, Sharp Is Safe

Back in the days when I trained teenagers to cut bagels for living, we had an expression about knives: Dull is dangerous, sharp is safe. Basically, what that means is that a knife that isn’t properly sharpened has a tendency to snag or to cut a person’s hand in a way that’s much worse than a sharp blade. I really enjoyed reading Isaac Butler’s piece about the supposedly safe course pursued by some venues in programming familiar material in their …

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