The Lion's Benjamin Scheuer, Disgraced's Ayad Akhtar and More Join TEDxBroadway Lineup

News   The Lion's Benjamin Scheuer, Disgraced's Ayad Akhtar and More Join TEDxBroadway Lineup
A Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, an acclaimed singer-songwriter and a 3-D printing expert are among the new speakers who will be featured at TEDxBroadway.

The annual conference that brings together innovative minds and industry experts to help shape the future of Broadway will be held Feb. 23, 2015, at New World Stages. The event begins at 11 AM.

TEDxBroadway will feature author, screenwriter and playwright Ayad Akhtar (Disgraced, The Invisible Hand); Kevin Lyman, creator and producer of the Vans Warped Tour; singer-songwriter Benjamin Scheuer (The Lion); Leslie Koch, president of the Trust for Governors Island; Kacie Hultgren, who has worked in set design on Disgraced and The Country House and also works in 3-D printing; and computer scientist and data analyst Ben Wellington.

Previously announced speakers include songwriting team Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Tony nominees for A Christmas Story, The Musical), Sreenath "Sree" Sreenivasan (chief digital officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art), Laurie Santos (associate professor of Psychology at Yale University), Kirsten Sabia (vice president of Marketing Services for the PGA TOUR), Osh Ghanimah (actor and founder/executive director of Broadway For All), Elliott Masie (learning technology expert and Broadway producer) and Emily Simoness (founder and executive director of SPACE on Ryder Farm).

Additional speakers will be announced at a later date.

New World Stages is located at 340 West 50th Street. Visit for more information.

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