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Tuesday, 17 January 2012 20:00

TEDxBroadway Announces New Speakers and Schedule

TEDxBroadway: What Can Broadway Be in 20 Years?

New Speakers Announced

**Please note new 11am start time**

NEW YORK, N.Y. (January 17, 2012)—The inaugural TEDxBroadway— a one-day event about the future of Broadway as a place—will kick off at 11am on Monday January 23, 2012 at New World Stages in New York City.

{module ad_left_body}TEDxBroadway is being co-sponsored by Jujamcyn Theaters, with supporting sponsorship by Google, BroadwayWorld and Audience Rewards.

The daylong event will bring together some of the smartest, most interesting people in academics, entertainment, marketing, customer service and beyond to answer the question: “What’s the BEST that Broadway can be twenty years from now?” 

The event will feature provocative presentations by entrepreneurs, producers, artists and business experts— including Jujamcyn Theaters president Jordan Roth, Sleep No More producer Randy Weiner, two-time Tony Award-winner and former Lincoln Center Director Gregory Mosher,  cultural communications guru Patricia Martin, and digital customer service trailblazer Frank Eliason.

The event will also include performances by actor, writer, musician Matt Sax and musical theater writer and concert performer Joe Iconis, as well as a video presentation from Neil Patrick Harris.

TEDxBroadway was organized by Damian Bazadona, founder of Situation Interactive, Broadway producer Ken Davenport, and Jim McCarthy, CEO of Goldstar.

Recent additions to the list of TEDxBroadway presenters include:

·         Joseph Craig, Entertainment marketing expert
·         Joe Iconis, Musical theater writer and concert performer
·         Vincent Gassetto, Principal of NY’s M.S. 343
·         Barry Kahn, Economist and dynamic pricing expert
·         Kara Larson, Arts marketing consultant

TEDxBroadway, is an independently organized event licensed by TED, which aims to engage all the stakeholders in the vitality of the neighborhood—both on stage and in the audience—to develop a vision for the Broadway of tomorrow.

Complete schedule & COnfirmed TEDxBroadway presenters:

11:00 am – 11:30 am


11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Session One: Turning from Past and Present Toward the Future

Presentations by:

·         Ken Davenport, Broadway producer (OleannaSpeed-the-PlowBlithe Spirit)
·         Jordan Roth, President of Jujamcyn Theaters
·         Randy Weiner, Producer (Sleep No MorePurgatorioBeacher's Madhouse)
·         Patricia Martin, Author, cultural communications guru and CEO of LitLamp Communications
·         Performance by Joe Iconis, Musical theater writer and concert performer

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm


1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Sessions Two: Picture If You Will…

Presentations by:

·         Performance by Matt Sax, Actor, writer and acclaimed composer (Clay, Venice)
·         Kara Larson, Arts marketing consultant
·         Frank Eliason, Digital customer service trailblazer 
·         Steve Gullans, Author, scientist, and entrepreneur
·         Damian Bazadona, Founder of  Situation Interactive

3:40 pm – 5:00 pm

Session Three: Over the Horizon

Presentations by:

·         Vincent Gassetto, Principal of NY’s M.S. 343
·         Juan Enriquez, Economist and bestselling author
·         Barry Kahn, Economist and dynamic pricing expert
·         Gregory Mosher, Tony Award-winner and former Lincoln Center Director
·         Joseph Craig, Entertainment marketing expert

Interested attendees can find a full list of confirmed speakers and purchase tickets at

The conference will begin at 11am on Monday January 23rd, 2012 and will continue until 5pm. Tickets are $100


About TEDx, x = independently organized event: In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED: TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world's leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at 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. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland. For information about TED's upcoming conferences, visit

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