Third Annual TEDxBroadway, Featuring Robert Lopez, Diane Paulus and More, Presented Feb. 24

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The third annual TEDxBroadway, which begins at 11 AM at New World Stages, is presented Feb. 24.

Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez

Organizers Damian Bazadona, Ken Davenport and Jim McCarthy endeavor to provide an environment to answer the question, “What’s the BEST that Broadway can be?”

Speakers include:

Mark Fisher and Michael Keeler, founders of Mark Fisher Fitness
Robert Lopez, 2014 Academy Award nominee for Best Song, "Frozen," and Tony Award-winning composer, The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q
Jonathan Mann, "the song a day guy"
Gabe Zichermann, chair of GSummit (, founder/editor of Gamification.Co ( and EQ magazine
Diane Paulus, artistic director of the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University and 2013 recipient of the Tony Award for Best Director of a Musical
Lea DeLaria, jazz musician, writer, stand-up comic, actor appearing on Nextflix original "Orange Is the New Black"
David Drake, founder and chairman of LDJ Capital, a private equity advisory firm, and of The Soho Loft, author of "Crowd Fund Economics"
Dan Gurney, CEO and founder of Concert Window and a six-time United States champion on the button accordion
Yao Huang, managing partner at Pereg Ventures, founder of The Hatchery
Craig Dykers, founding partner of Snøhetta
Freestyle Love Supreme, from two of the creators of the Tony Award-winning In the Heights, five performers take the crowd on a non-stop hip hop improv ride
Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D., co-author of "Newton’s Football" and author of "Save Our Science"
Todd Robbins, award-winning performer and creative artist
Dexter Upshaw, founder and CEO of Distinction Interactive (, head of digital for the Apollo Theater in Harlem
Natasha Tsakos, conceptual director, creator and performer
David Torpey, co-founder and creative director of Image Now Consultants and Image Now Films

TEDxBroadway is co-organized by Damian Bazadona, founder of Situation Interactive, Broadway producer Ken Davenport, and Jim McCarthy of Goldstar. 

Tickets are priced at $100 and may be purchased by clicking here. Additional details are available at

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