By Michael Gioia
23 Oct 2012
TEDxBroadway, according to press notes, "will begin where the sold-out 2012 TEDxBroadway left off, bringing together some of the most passionate and influential people in academics, entertainment, marketing, and media to answer the question: 'What's the best that Broadway can be — on stage, in the community, and throughout the world?'"
"TEDxBroadway invites everyone who has a stake in Broadway, a neighborhood of New York City, to participate in shaping its future," said Jim McCarthy, CEO of Goldstar and an organizer of the event, in a statement. "Our goal is to present speakers who inspire ideas, conversations and growth."
The event will feature presentations by artists, entrepreneurs, non-profit theatre executives, and business experts including Seth Pinsky, president of NYC's Economic Development Corporation; Thomas Schumacher, president of Disney Theatrical Group; Randi Zuckerberg, founder of Zuckerberg Media; Terry Teachout, drama critic at the Wall Street Journal; Christine Jones, artistic director of Theatre for One; and Josh Harris, founder of the internet radio/television network Pseudo Programs, Inc.
TEDxBroadway, an event licensed by TED, is co-organized by Damian Bazadona, founder of Situation Interactive; producer Davenport; and McCarthy of Goldstar.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. For more information, visit www.ted.com.