In a single day, TEDxBroadway brought together some of the smartest, most interesting people from a wide range of fields to create and share a vision of what Broadway could be in 20 years. It was an afternoon of stimulating discussions and presentations by a speaker line-up that included: Jujamcyn Theatres’ President Jordan Roth, Broadway producer Ken Davenport (Oleanna, Speed-the-Plow, Blithe Spirit), cultural communications guru Patricia Martin, Producer Randy Weiner (Sleep No More, Purgatorio, Beacher’s Madhouse), Tony-winner and former Lincoln Center Director Gregory Mosher, author/scientist/entrepreneur Steven Gullans, musical theater writer/concert performer Joe Iconis, entertainment marketing expert Joseph Craig, principal of New York grade “A” school M.S. 343 Vincent Gassetto, digital customer service trailblazer Frank Eliason, CEO and founder of Qcue Barry Kahn, marketing/audience development specialist Kara Larson, economist/bestselling author Juan Enriquez, writer/actor/musician Matt Sax and a special videotaped presentation from stage/screen actor Neil Patrick Harris (Doogie Howser, M.D., How I Met Your Mother). Together with attendees from production, marketing, hospitality and all areas of the Broadway community, we attempted to answer the question “What’s the best that Broadway can be 20 years from now?” TEDxBroadway was organized by Damian Bazadona, founder of Situation Interactive, Broadway producer Ken Davenport, and Jim McCarthy of Goldstar.
NEWS COVERAGE OF TEDxBROADWAY 2012:
TEDxBroadway 2012: Leaders Gather To Discuss Broadway’s Future - Huffington Post
TEDxBroadway Ushers In the Next Generation of Talent - Backstage
Pasties, Venture Capitalists Chart Broadway in ‘TED’ Conference - Bloomberg
Experts reveal: Broadway in 2032 could have holograms, YouTube & 70-minute shows! - NYPost
Stage role for TED: Unusual industry event looks ahead - Variety
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