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Children of a Lesser God's Joshua Jackson, Lauren Ridloff Join TEDxBroadway

Shaina Taub, David Yazbek, and more are among the previously announced presenters.

Joshua Jackson, starring in the upcoming revival of Children of a Lesser God, will be a speaker at TEDxBroadway this year.
Joshua Jackson, one of the stars of the upcoming revival of Children of a Lesser God, will speak at TEDxBroadway this year.
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The complete lineup for TEDxBroadway 2018, an all-day conference scheduled for February 27 at New World Stages, has finally been unveiled. Among the new speakers announced are Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ridloff, the stars of the upcoming revival of Mark Medoff's Children of a Lesser God.

Other newly announced speakers include Staci Slaughter (executive vice president, communications, and senior adviser to the CEO for the San Francisco Giants), Daniel and Ken Trush (cofounder of Daniel's Music Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides free music programs for people with disabilities from three-year-olds to adults in the New York City area), Julie Stroud (a Master Integrative Life Coach, corporate consultant, and trainer, and president and chief operating officer of the Ford Institute), Edward Poteat (a leading developer of affordable housing in the NYC metropolitan area), and Angel Rich (founder of the Wealth Factory).

They join previously announced speakers and performers including actor Shakina Nayfack (Difficult People), New York Post columnist Michael Riedel, composer Shaina Taub, and composer David Yazbek (The Band's Visit).

TEDxBroadway was cofounded by Damian Bazadona of Situation Interactive and Jim McCarthy, CEO of Goldstar. The annual event, now in its seventh year, asks its presenters to address the question, "What's the best Broadway can be?"

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