TEDxBroadway Ten, Featuring Irene Gandy, Junior Mintt, Emanuel Azenberg, More, Now Available on Demand | Playbill

Industry News TEDxBroadway Ten, Featuring Irene Gandy, Junior Mintt, Emanuel Azenberg, More, Now Available on Demand

The program celebrated its 10th anniversary May 17 with an event that asked, "What's the best Broadway can be?"

Irene Gandy, Junior Mintt, and Emanuel Azenberg

TEDxBroadway's 10th anniversary program, TEDxBroadway TEN, presented at Off-Broadway's New World Stages May 17, is now available as a Video on Demand on Stellar through June 29.

The hybrid event gathered a global community of change makers to consider the question, “What’s the best Broadway can be?” 

 READ: 5 Questions TEDxBroadway Raises About the Future of the Theatre Industry

The lineup included 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; 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, and many more; 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.

“We wanted to take the conversations the industry has been having even further to showcase the actions people are taking,” said TEDxBroadway Co-Founder and CEO of Stellar Jim McCarthy. “And, the TEDxBroadway 2022 speakers definitely did that.”

Tickets are $15 and are available by clicking here

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