TEDxBroadway has announced additional speakers for its tenth anniversary program: TEDxBroadway TEN will be held in person at New World Stages May 17 at 1 PM ET and will be live-streamed simultaneously on Stellar.
The lineup of speakers includes the previously reported Bryan Joseph Lee, the founder of CNTR ARTS and a creative producer, arts marketer, and civic organizer; Sammy Lopez, a Be More Chill producer and co-founder of The Industry Standard Group and Second Act Theatrical Capital; Michael J. Bobbitt, executive director of Mass Cultural Council; Russell Granet, president and CEO of New 42; Ash Marinaccio, the founding artistic director of Girl Be Heard and creator of the digital documentary series Stage Left; Adam Sobel, a professor at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Engineering School; and theatre historian and Playbill editor Margaret Hall.
Newly announced for the afternoon are Nicole Javanna Johnson, founder and creative director of the Harriet Tubman Effect Institute, founder of Javanna Productions M.O.V.E., and a member of SAG-AFTRA; Justin Schuman, currently a swing in Broadway's Tina: The Tina Turner Musical who owns and runs a headshot photography studio in New York City, Jshoots; Junior Mintt, a drag artist, business owner, and motivational speaker based in Brooklyn who is the creator of Mintty Makeup, one of the first Black Trans Makeup lines; Emma Daniels, who earned her BFA in Acting (summa cum laude) at the New York Film Academy in May 2021 as the Academy's first blind student; and multiple Tony-winning theatre producer and general manager Emanuel Azenberg, whose 77 Broadway credits include The Lion in Winter, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Children of a Lesser God, "Master Harold"...and the Boys, The Real Thing, Sunday in the Park with George, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Jerome Robbin’s Broadway, Side Show, Private Lives, Movin’ Out, Macbeth, Ragtime, and more.
“We’re setting the stage with a wide-variety of speakers who all have unique perspectives and narratives,” says TEDxBroadway Co-Founder and President of Situation Damian Bazadona. “The Broadway ecosystem has been through so much over the last few years and now, more than ever, we need to drive the industry forward. We believe these speakers will spark the important conversations we need to have to do so.”
Tickets for the New World Stages event are $100, while tickets for the live stream are $40. All TEDxBroadway tickets can be purchased here.