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Broadway Unlocked We believe in the power of the arts. And we know first hand what possibilities lie in purposeful connections that amplify and strengthen our industry.

BU creates innovation for any stage. We push the boundaries of theatre beyond the footlights. We know first hand what possibilities lie in purposeful technology built to help connect, amplify and strengthen an industry. And we are the key that makes it possible to unlock that potential for all live theatre makers, institutions and the communities they serve. Scaleable industries like travel and filmmaking have been powerfully transformed by technology innovations and investments. Though the health of live theatre has been inextricably linked to the health of our cities, our economy and our culture, we have been left behind. To thrive, it is vital that we are able to understand, access and implement the same technology-based innovations as the industries around us -- from the largest commercial theatre company to local non profit institutions to the individual theatre maker. Through forward thinking digital solution development, subsidized access to technology & tools, cross disciplinary partnerships and education, BU is making it easier for theatre makers to make theatre and we’re helping to usher in a new era that’s more relevant and powerful than ever before.

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We can't wait to go to the ballet tonight! If I had a nickel for every time someone started singing "At the Ballet" in a...
05/05/2021

We can't wait to go to the ballet tonight! If I had a nickel for every time someone started singing "At the Ballet" in a production meeting...well, it would only be about 3 nickels but they would all be from Jessica Ryan .

We can't wait to go to the ballet tonight! If I had a nickel for every time someone started singing "At the Ballet" in a production meeting...well, it would only be about 3 nickels but they would all be from Jessica Ryan .

Today we are talking with an industry pro about the latest news at the intersection of technology and theatre! Join the ...
05/04/2021

Today we are talking with an industry pro about the latest news at the intersection of technology and theatre! Join the conversation! #TechTheatreCH

Clubhouse link: https://loom.ly/usD3wF0

Today we are talking with an industry pro about the latest news at the intersection of technology and theatre! Join the conversation! #TechTheatreCH

Clubhouse link: https://loom.ly/usD3wF0

We collaborated with Paul Taylor Dance on this excerpt of Runes last Fall!My review: that was scary my heart's going pit...
04/30/2021
Runes from Modern is Now Benefit

We collaborated with Paul Taylor Dance on this excerpt of Runes last Fall!

My review: that was scary my heart's going pitter patter pitter patter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDBpqtXlOms

An excerpt fromRUNESsecret writings for casting a spellMusic by Gerald BusbyChoreography by Paul TaylorOriginal Design by George TacetOriginal Lighting by Je...

#stayhumbleyall LOL. Special thanks to Manifesto Agency for upping our game way back then!
04/28/2021

#stayhumbleyall LOL.
Special thanks to Manifesto Agency for upping our game way back then!

#stayhumbleyall LOL.
Special thanks to Manifesto Agency for upping our game way back then!

Kind of obsessed with the speculation around the return of live theatre (duh). We want to hear from our friends and coll...
04/14/2021
Perspective | As live stages await their big comeback, theater on camera is getting better and better

Kind of obsessed with the speculation around the return of live theatre (duh). We want to hear from our friends and collaborators- what do YOU hope for as theatre returns??

I know we hope that the push for accessibility continues on and that anyone from anywhere can enjoy art like they have this past year.

https://loom.ly/0-Hx1Vs

Three Washington companies are experimenting with more visually complex work online.

What's the latest in theatre technology? We are discussing some of the industry's latest trends and challenges TODAY! Jo...
04/13/2021

What's the latest in theatre technology? We are discussing some of the industry's latest trends and challenges TODAY!
Join the conversation on Clubhouse and tweet us using #TechTheatreCH
Link: https://loom.ly/21bzX0k

What's the latest in theatre technology? We are discussing some of the industry's latest trends and challenges TODAY!
Join the conversation on Clubhouse and tweet us using #TechTheatreCH
Link: https://loom.ly/21bzX0k

While we are of course theatre nerds at heart, we are so thankful for the opportunity to work across so many art forms i...
04/12/2021
Sofia Coppola to Direct a Film for NYCB's 2021 Spring Gala and Digital Season

While we are of course theatre nerds at heart, we are so thankful for the opportunity to work across so many art forms including opera, music, and now BALLET!

Who wants to pull out some pointe shoes with us?

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Sofia-Coppola-to-Direct-a-Film-for-NYCBs-2021-Spring-Gala-and-Digital-Season-20210401

New York City Ballet announced today that award-winning filmmaker Sofia Coppola will direct a film for the Company’s current digital season, which will premiere at NYCB’s 2021 Spring Gala—the Company’s first-ever virtual gala event—on Wednesday, May 5.

Today on Clubhouse we are talking about the ~where~ of hosting digital events. Yes, it all exists merely floating in the...
04/06/2021

Today on Clubhouse we are talking about the ~where~ of hosting digital events. Yes, it all exists merely floating in the vast internet ether but more specifically which platform should you be using? We can tell you right now, the answer isn't Zoom. Join us at 1PM Eastern to find out more!

Link: https://loom.ly/J6iCoBM

Today on Clubhouse we are talking about the ~where~ of hosting digital events. Yes, it all exists merely floating in the vast internet ether but more specifically which platform should you be using? We can tell you right now, the answer isn't Zoom. Join us at 1PM Eastern to find out more!

Link: https://loom.ly/J6iCoBM

Opera can be an intimidating art form to get into- luckily Glimmerglass has created an amazingly accessible night to che...
04/05/2021
Virtual Gala | The Glimmerglass Festival

Opera can be an intimidating art form to get into- luckily Glimmerglass has created an amazingly accessible night to check them out from the comfort of your very own pajama pants (thank god, we don't even know where our hard pants are anymore!)

We're so proud to be partnering with Glimmerglass Opera this week on their Posh PJ Night!
https://glimmerglass.org/events/virtual-gala/

2021 Virtual Gala: Posh PJ Night! Add some glam to your favorite jammies and attend our Virtual Gala from the ...

High School Zoomsical is finally out on Youtube! Congrats to MT Shorts  on this 100% virtual creation- kick back and enj...
03/31/2021
MT Shorts Presents "HIGH SCHOOL ZOOMSICAL"

High School Zoomsical is finally out on Youtube! Congrats to MT Shorts on this 100% virtual creation- kick back and enjoy 15 minutes of creative silliness (but with so much talent) (and llamas?).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtKIc3WaxJk

MT Shorts PresentsHIGH SCHOOL ZOOMSICALIn Association with Broadway UnlockedA Musical Short Film by Drew Fornarola"Brilliantly innovative and wonderfully fun...

Join us on clubhouse today and ask us anything! There are #NoDumbQuestions. We may not have all the answers, but we can ...
03/30/2021
#TechTheatre: Monthly AMA #NoDumbQuestions - Broadway Unlocked

Join us on clubhouse today and ask us anything! There are #NoDumbQuestions. We may not have all the answers, but we can try to find some and have some laughs along the way!

Link: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/event/m2zdqZd1

Tuesday, March 30 at 12:55pm EDT with Lucie Kirk, Joseph White, Jessica Ryan, Jermaine Blackwell, Natalie Renfro, Emily McGill, Giuliano Mingucci. Inspired by our most used Slack channel at BU, we invite you to join us and ask your most complex (or plain weird) tech q’s. We don’t have all the an...

Today is the day! Grab your free ticket for Maestra Music s Amplify 2021 concert! The show will be closed captioned in E...
03/29/2021

Today is the day! Grab your free ticket for Maestra Music s Amplify 2021 concert! The show will be closed captioned in English and interpreted by our incredible partners at Invest In Access, Inc.

Join us for an evening of amazing performances, inspiring messages, and of course a custom cocktail by Joanna Carpenter!

Tickets: https://secure.givelively.org/event/maestra-music-inc/amplify

Today is the day! Grab your free ticket for Maestra Music s Amplify 2021 concert! The show will be closed captioned in English and interpreted by our incredible partners at Invest In Access, Inc.

Join us for an evening of amazing performances, inspiring messages, and of course a custom cocktail by Joanna Carpenter!

Tickets: https://secure.givelively.org/event/maestra-music-inc/amplify

What a wonderful piece of news and glimmer of hope on this #WorldTheatreDay. What are your thoughts on the return of the...
03/27/2021
‘Multi-Level Chess’: After A Dark Year, Broadway’s Recovery Is Finally Underway

What a wonderful piece of news and glimmer of hope on this #WorldTheatreDay. What are your thoughts on the return of theatre? What do you hope we leave in the past and what do you hope to see change?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/leeseymour/2021/03/22/multi-level-chess-after-a-dark-year-broadways-recovery-is-finally-underway/?sh=529cb60840b3

With a game-changing vaccine rollout, Broadway's power players are getting down to brass tacks - and eyeing a September return.

We're springin' forward with FOURTEEN wonderful organizations to create events that range from supporting survivors of v...
03/26/2021

We're springin' forward with FOURTEEN wonderful organizations to create events that range from supporting survivors of violence to promoting equity in music to energy conservation.

Art is in the air! (and pollen...😬)

We're springin' forward with FOURTEEN wonderful organizations to create events that range from supporting survivors of violence to promoting equity in music to energy conservation.

Art is in the air! (and pollen...😬)

TODAY IS THE DAY! Come join our Clubhouse Chat with some of the incredible women of Maestra Music: Georgia Stitt, Kate B...
03/23/2021

TODAY IS THE DAY! Come join our Clubhouse Chat with some of the incredible women of Maestra Music: Georgia Stitt, Kate Baldwin, and Laura Ivey.

Need an invite? Comment below!

LINK:https://ios.joinclubhouse.com/event/mWVo0dN8

TODAY IS THE DAY! Come join our Clubhouse Chat with some of the incredible women of Maestra Music: Georgia Stitt, Kate Baldwin, and Laura Ivey.

Need an invite? Comment below!

LINK:https://ios.joinclubhouse.com/event/mWVo0dN8

Y'ALL. You don't want to miss this one- this week we are talking with Kate Baldwin, Georgia Stitt, and Laura Ivey from M...
03/22/2021

Y'ALL. You don't want to miss this one- this week we are talking with Kate Baldwin, Georgia Stitt, and Laura Ivey from Maestra Music .

Jump in the conversation on the clubhouse app! Tweet us your questions for them ahead of time at #TechTheatreCH and tag us @BWYUnlocked!

Link here to join us TOMORROW:https://ios.joinclubhouse.com/event/mWVo0dN8

Y'ALL. You don't want to miss this one- this week we are talking with Kate Baldwin, Georgia Stitt, and Laura Ivey from Maestra Music .

Jump in the conversation on the clubhouse app! Tweet us your questions for them ahead of time at #TechTheatreCH and tag us @BWYUnlocked!

Link here to join us TOMORROW:https://ios.joinclubhouse.com/event/mWVo0dN8

We're officially official! Our club is finally live on Clubhouse- we're finally #searchable. Join us tomorrow (and every...
03/08/2021

We're officially official! Our club is finally live on Clubhouse- we're finally #searchable. Join us tomorrow (and every week) to jump in the conversation!

If you need a Clubhouse invite, comment below or DM us!

Happy Women's Day!What are your favorite organizations that support and advocate for women? Maestra is an incredible org...
03/08/2021
Ashley Park, Nikki M. James, Anaïs Mitchell, More Tapped for Amplify 2021 Concert | Playbill

Happy Women's Day!

What are your favorite organizations that support and advocate for women? Maestra is an incredible organization, and we are so honored to be collaborating with them this Spring!

Maestra Music, founded by Georgia Stitt, "provides support, visibility, and community for the women who make the music in the musical theater industry".

Check them out and join us for the upcoming Amplify 2021 concert!

https://www.playbill.com/article/ashley-park-nikki-m-james-anais-mitchell-more-tapped-for-amplify-2021-concert

Kate Baldwin will direct the streaming benefit for Maestra Music.

Our friend (and Salon collaborator) Keenan Scott just had his first Broadway show announced, Thoughts of a Colored Man! ...
03/05/2021
Keenan Scott II's Thoughts of a Colored Man to Play Broadway’s Golden Theatre

Our friend (and Salon collaborator) Keenan Scott just had his first Broadway show announced, Thoughts of a Colored Man!

We are crossing fingers that it will be the first show back on Broadway🤞

https://www.broadway.com/buzz/200434/keenan-scott-iis-thoughts-of-a-colored-man-to-play-broadways-golden-theatre/

There's a new marquee on Broadway! Keenan Scott II's Thoughts of a Colored Man, directed by Steve H. Broadnax III, will bow at the Golden Theatre. Casting …

03/04/2021

Digital Content Challenge!

This week, if you upload a video, take the time to add captions to it! There are lots of quick and free ways to make your content more accessible.

Thank you Angela Johnson from Invest in Access for this suggestion!

What are your favorite ways to caption? We love Kapwing. Share your captioned videos below!

https://loom.ly/NF2_LiA

If you've followed us for a while, you know we love to use this photo from our 2018 Giveback Concert. The #GivebackConce...
03/03/2021

If you've followed us for a while, you know we love to use this photo from our 2018 Giveback Concert. The #GivebackConcert was originally conceived to raise funds for Crime Victims Treatment Center, an incredible organization that provides resources to survivors of interpersonal violence.

When it is safe to gather again, we cannot wait to call up the collaborators we admire so much and create yet another wonderful concert.

Thank you to the incomparable JW Perkins Photography, Matt Stokes Photography, and Coleman PhotoGraphix who have photographed our concerts over the years!

Join us TODAY at 12:55 ET for our #TechTheatreTuesday clubhouse chat with the one and only Julie Nemitz! Raise your hand...
03/02/2021

Join us TODAY at 12:55 ET for our #TechTheatreTuesday clubhouse chat with the one and only Julie Nemitz! Raise your hand and jump in with us! :) See ya there.

DM us if you need a clubhouse invite (or tutorial, or if you just wanna say hi tbh)

How fun and mind blowing! All Together Now x Floatfest: a virtual venue, producers in NY, tech director in LA and KC, a ...
02/26/2021
Everything Fun to Do in San Francisco This Weekend

How fun and mind blowing! All Together Now x Floatfest: a virtual venue, producers in NY, tech director in LA and KC, a venue manager in Texas and DJs from everywhere made a Things to Do in San Fran list on Thrillist.

The best news is you don't have to be in San Fran to come dance! 7 hours. 25 DJs. So. Much. Music!!! Tickets are still on sale for tomorrow night- come hang out and have a blast!

https://loom.ly/fhEPceI

Roller skating, a literary festival, and more.

02/26/2021

We love to tell people that you don't have to have the perfect plan or perfect piece of content to start creating- just dive in and figure it out as you go!

We practice that strategy...more than we would like to admit, which allows us to look back on our first attempts and reflect on just how dumb we really were (for your entertainment of course).

Please enjoy these 56 minutes and 46 seconds of us failing HARD (but learning from it!) (kind of)

Listen to the full podcast here:
https://loom.ly/Kp9Uvz8

It can be intimidating to tackle accessibility, especially when you're a solo creator and/ or don't have budget for what...
02/25/2021
#TechTheatreTuesday Recap 02/02

It can be intimidating to tackle accessibility, especially when you're a solo creator and/ or don't have budget for what you would really like.

Luckily, Angela Johnson from Invest In Access, Inc. is ready to meet you where you're at, and told us about some incredible FREE options to add things like captions to your events and content!

Check out our recap of our conversation with her that includes all of the wonderful tools Angela recommends, and join us Tuesdays at 12:55 PM for conversations about all things #techtheatre!

https://letsgetalltogethernow.medium.com/techtheatretuesday-recap-02-02-e1b7e18d6dd9

The crowd goes wild for accessibility!

We created this star-studded cold open for the Guthrie Theater's 2020 Virtual Benefit- and here's how.If you're making d...
02/23/2021
How We Built This: Oh for a Muse of Fire

We created this star-studded cold open for the Guthrie Theater's 2020 Virtual Benefit- and here's how.

If you're making digital content, we at Broadway Unlocked have a decade of experience, and have devoted this series to sharing our knowledge and giving away all our best tips and tricks. Feel free to shoot us any questions you may have in the comments below!

Head over to the Guthrie Theater's YouTube channel to check out the full video uninterrupted!

Shoutout to our AMAZING production team on this one:
Producer: Guthrie Theater
Director: Jessica Ryan
Editor: Aaron Milus
Sound Design: Zack Quarles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goZ3mmWNW8s

We created this star-studded cold open for the Guthrie Theater's 2020 Virtual Benefit- and here's how.If you're making digital content, we at Broadway Unlock...

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