Irene Gandy, Junior Mintt, Emanuel Azenberg, More Are Part of TEDxBroadway Ten Lineup May 17 | Playbill

Industry News Irene Gandy, Junior Mintt, Emanuel Azenberg, More Are Part of TEDxBroadway Ten Lineup May 17

The program celebrates its 10th anniversary with a hybrid virtual and in-person event.

Irene Gandy, Junior Mintt, and Emanuel Azenberg

TEDxBroadway's 10th anniversary program, TEDxBroadway TEN, is held in person at Off-Broadway's New World Stages May 17 at 1 PM ET; the afternoon will also be live-streamed simultaneously on Stellar.

Most recent additions to the lineup of speakers includes Britton & The Sting, the funk liberation band providing an intergalactic, Afrofuturistic sanctuary of healing; Irene Gandy, the only Black female press agent member of ATPAM (Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers) for over 50 years and the winner of the 2020 Tony Honors Excellence in Theatre Award who was recently appointed to  the Drama League Board of Directors; Jonathan Rockefeller and Rockefeller Productions, acclaimed for their adaptations of Winnie the Pooh, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and Paddington Bear; Ruth Yomtoubian, a veteran of the first wave of corporate-startup innovation centers in Silicon Valley; and Broadway for All, the Manhattan-based national organization that equips young artists and professionals with the programming, community, and vision to build a more inclusive and powerful arts industry. 

The lineup also includes 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; theatre historian and Playbill editor Margaret Hall; 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.

For 10 years, TEDxBroadway Co-Founders Jim McCarthy (CEO of Stellar) and Damian Bazadona (president of Situation) have asked anyone who has a stake in the Broadway ecosystem to set aside a day to come together to share new ideas and explore the possibilities to drive the industry forward.

“The response has been overwhelming. The event sells out every year, more than three million people have watched our talks in 14 languages online, and this positive community just continues to grow,” says Bazadona. “And, we’re just as committed to giving this community our all to help Broadway realize its best even sooner," adds McCarthy. "We’re leaving it all out on that stage.”

Tickets for the New World Stages event are $100, while tickets for the live stream are $40. All TEDxBroadway tickets can be purchased here.


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