Diane Paulus, Lea Delaria, Robert Lopez and More Set for TEDxBroadway Event at New World Stages, 2/24

According to the TEDx website, the next TEDxBroadway event will be held Monday, February 24th, 2014 at New World Stages.

Speakers at this year's event include (additional speakers will be announced soon):

- Robert Lopez, the Tony, Grammy, and Emmy award winning co-creator/composer/lyricist of Avenue Q and The Book Of Mormon
- Diane Paulus, Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) 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, an event-driven global financial media company and author of Crowd Fund Economics
- Dan Gurney, CEO and founder of Concert Window and a six-time United States Champion on the button accordion

About the 2014 Speakers:

Lea Delaria: Broadway: On the Town (Obie, Theatre World & Drama Desk nominee), The Rocky Horror Show. Off-Broadway/Regional: Caucasian Chalk Circle (Classic Stage Company), Prometheus Bound (ART), On the Town, Midsummer Night's Dream (McCarter Theater), As You Like It (Williamstown Theater Festival), Happy Days (Drama League Honoree), Little Fish, Cinderella (NY City Opera), The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, Encores! and Reprise! Li'l Abner, Boys from Syracuse (Ovation nominee) National tour: Chicago. Film: Dear Dumb Diary, Edge of Seventeen, The First Wives Club, Sgt. Bilko, Rescuing Desire, Mercury in Retrograde, Fat Rose & Squeaky, Sister Spirit. Television: "Orange is the New Black," "Californication," "One Life To Live," "The Oblongs," "Law & Order: SVU," "Friends," "Will & Grace," "Further Tales of the City," "Matlock," "Saved By The Bell: The New Class." Misc: Featured Vocalist for the 50th Anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival; Four CD's on the Warner Jazz label; "Lea's Book of Rules" is in its 3rd printing with Dell Publishing. www.delariadammit.com

David Drake is a leading equity expert based in New York. He is the founder and chairman of LDJ Capital, a private equity advisory firm, and of The Soho Loft, an event-driven global financial media company. Mr. Drake is a strong advocate of innovative investing in early-stage equity and the US JOBS Act, for which he lobbied both Congress and the EU Commission. Because of his leading work in this space, he was a US Commerce Department delegate to the EU Commission in Brussels and Rome, and was invited in May 2013 to the White House Champions of Change ceremony in Washington, D.C. His investment, The Soho Loft, produces and sponsors 150+ global events a year. One such was produced in April 2013 for the institutional media leader Thomson Reuters, with speakers from Nasdaq, NYSE, KKR and Carlyle Group. He continues to advance innovative investing through his work as an international speaker and regular writer for major publications like Forbes and Thomson Reuters. He has co-authored the book Planet Entrepreneur: The World Entrepreneurship Forum's Guide to Business Success Around the World and is the author of Crowd Fund Economics. His focus today is to take on board advisory positions at companies, angel networks and venture funds, and to guide them on such topics as international regulations, corporate strategy and fund structures, with emphasis on the growing trend of online investment automation for retail and angel investors. Privately, Mr. Drake has hosted the Harvard Business Club of NY at his home, produced Carnegie Hall concerts and raised funds for the charities Trail Blazers and Best Buddies Carnegie Hall for many years. Today he is a board director of the UBS Charity of the Year, London-based ARCHIVE Global, and is co-chair of the Tree Kangaroo Foundation in New York. Born in Sweden and fluent in six languages, Mr. Drake has an MBA in Finance and an MA in International Law and Economics from George Washington University, where he was awarded the Wallenberg Scholarship for academic merit.



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