Event Details
  • April Panel: Stream It and They Will Come...
    April 26, 2018
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
We're sorry, but all tickets sales have ended because the event is expired.
Stream It and They Will Come: How Digital Capture Builds Audience Awareness

Thursday April 26th, doors open at 7pm, panel at 7:30
The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor

Panelists to include Broadway producer Michael Alden (Come from Away, Disgraced, Grey Gardens, Not That Jewish, Becoming Dr. Ruth); David Carpenter and John Pinckard of Tilted Windmills Theatricals (Puffs off-Broadway); Themis Gomes, CEO, Cennarium America, Inc.; Broadway producer Stewart F Lane (Tony Award winner for The Best Man, A Gentleman's Guide..., War Horse La Cage Aux Folles, The Will Rogers Follies, Thoroughly Modern Mille, Jay Johnson: The Two and Only), President and Founder of BroadwayHD; Hal Berman, Director of Legal and Business Affairs of BroadwayHD.

Learn the distinctions between livestreaming and digital capture, and how to incorporate them into your development plans, as well as¬†use them for marketing and exposure and¬†to extend the life and value of your creative property. An unfortunate aspect of live events is that many productions ‚Äď especially those by unknown writers and fledgling theater companies ‚Äď run for a very limited time. Cennarium is a new company that offers a means of extending the shelf life of new work, essentially Netflix for theater and other performing art forms. BroadwayHD has developed a sophisticated streaming network that archives and offers viewers a tremendous range of live performances that have been digitally captured so major productions are made accessible to an entire market of potential audience members.¬†And both Broadway producer Michael Alden and Tilted Windmills Theatricals have turned their energies to developing new work through a 21st ‚Äďcentury model that incorporates livestreaming to bridge the gap between the popular and performing arts. Come learn about the future of live theater in a digital world, with expert guidance on the complicated licensing hurdles¬†that sometimes¬†need to be dealt with.

Doors open at 7:00pm for networking and refreshments, roundtable introductions of everyone in the room will start at 7:30pm - come prepared with your best one-minute summary of who you are, and what you need. Free for TRU members; $12.50 for non-members in advance ($15 at door).  Please use the bright red reservation box on this page, or call at least a day in advance (or much sooner) for reservations: 212-714-7628; or e-mail  TRUStaff1@gmail.com 


    On Broadway: Come From Away, Disgraced (Pulitzer Prize) Grey Gardens and Bridge & Tunnel (Special Tony Award.) On the West End: David Seidler's original play, The King's Speech and Bat Boy The Musical. Off Broadway: Not That Jewish, Becoming Dr, Ruth, Bat Boy The Musical, Save It For The Stage written by and starring Charles Nelson Reilly, and The Last Session. Film works include: Just Cause with Sean Connery, the fashion forward documentary UnZipped for Mirimax, Stephen Daldry's The Hours, Kissing Jessica Stein, The Zookeeper starring Sam Neill, Lesser Prophets and Mother, Mother. Current projects include the feature length documentaries, My Beautiful Stutter and When Reagan Killed Roosevelt the never before told story of the childhood years of the rap group Public Enemy; the features  UnHinged starring Mickey Rourke and the recently completed Death Metal.  From 1987- 89, Vice President Post Production Cannon Films; 1989 - 90, Vice President Pathe Films; 1991 -92 Vice President MGM Post Production. 


    is Director of Business and Legal Affairs for BroadwayHD.  Mr. Berman is a leading legal expert in the stage capture industry and specializes in the intersection of film, theater, and digital distribution law. Mr. Berman has most recently been an Associate Producer on The Portuguese Kid, starring Jason Alexander and the Production Counsel on; Present Laughter starring Kevin Kline, If I Forget, Long Day’s journey into Night, Ernest Shackleton Loves Me, On the Exhale, The Gabriels and Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn, The Broadway Musical.  He also served as  Production Counsel for She Loves Me, for which BroadwayHD won the 2017 Silver Telly Award for Broadways first Livestream event.


    is a fifteen year Broadway veteran, with prominent involvements as producer and/or financier in Tony Award winning shows Clybourne Park, Matilda, War Horse, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, Billy Elliot, One Man Two Guvnors, All the Way, and American Idiot. David most recently served as associate producer at Dede Harris Productions, supervising over $1 million in annual investments across multiple productions and spearheading the office's intellectual property acquisitions.  Prior, David was Head of Sales at DreamWorks Theatricals, overseeing single and group ticket sales to Shrek, the Musical, and reporting directly to Jeffrey Katzenberg. He has also served as Director of Sales & Marketing for Group Sales Box Office, Manager of Ticket Center Operations for the Broadway League, Sales and Marketing Associate for the national tours of 42nd Street, Urinetown, Blast!, and Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby. His independent productions include Have A Nice Life, winner of 6 NYMF Awards, and the sold out world premiere of But I'm A Cheerleader: the Musical, winner of the NYMF Audience Award. 


    is CEO of Cennarium, a producer, licensor and online platform for theatrical content, offering subscribers a wide selection of performances from around the world in high-definition encompassing a variety of genres including drama, dance, comedy, music and opera. Since establishing a U.S. presence for the Brazil-based company in 2016, Gomes has been responsible for all day-to-day operations, including licensing, marketing, distribution, business development, finance and revenue generation. Before joining Cennarium, Gomes was involved in the launch of several digital businesses in Latin America, including Chile, Argentina, Peru, Colombia and Brazil. Gomes founded Zuga.cl, a successful online diaper subscription service, after which she was a consultant for companies including L’Orèal, OLX and Verisure. Before founding Zuga, Gomes was CFO of Happyshop, a Chilean mobile startup with a shopping app focused on the omni-channel consumer and whose main customers were Santander, Cencosud and Falabella. 


    is the founder of BroadwayHD (broadwayhd.com), a stage to screen production and distribution company expanding the reach of Broadway shows by making them available in cinemas, PPV and streaming on-line. BroadwayHD is in the Guinness book of World Records for the first ever live stream of the Broadway show She Loves Me.¬†Mr. Lane is a six-time Tony award winning producer for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, War Horse, Jay Johnson: The Two & Only, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Will Rogers Follies and La Cage Aux Folles, as well as an additional eight-time nominee. He received four Drama Desks, a Drama Critics Circle, Outer Critics Circle, Actors Fund Award, Paul Newman Award, and Drama-League awards. In 2013 he won his first Olivier Award for Irving Berlin‚Äôs Top Hat in the West End. Currently, he is producing the Gloria and Emilio Estefan musical biography On Your Feet and Sunset Boulevard starring Glenn Close. He¬†is co-owner and operator of the legendary Palace Theatre on Broadway.¬†In addition, he¬†has written the critically acclaimed ‚ÄúBlack Broadway: African Americans on the Great White Way‚ÄĚ (Square One Publishers), "Jews on Broadway" (McFarland Publishers), "Let's Put on a Show,"(Working Arts Library) which is also on DVD, and the plays In The Wings¬†(published in the spring 2008 by Hal Leonard), If It Was Easy¬†(published by Performing Books and nominated for Best New Play by the American Theatre Critics Association), and Back Home Again formally A Moment In Time¬†(with music and lyrics by John Denver) which he was awarded The 2011 John Denver Spirit Award for his work.


    is a two time Tony Award winning producer, most recently represented on Broadway and on tour by the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award winning best musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, which he helped develop. John’s other Broadway credits include Clybourne Park (Tony Award and Olivier Award for Best New Play, Pulitzer Prize for Drama), HAIR, Green Day’s American Idiot (Tony nomination) and Slava’s Snowshow on Broadway (Tony nomination). Off-Broadway credits include Silence! the Musical (Lortel nomination), 5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche and Never Swim Alone. As an inaugural recipient of the T. Edward Hambleton Fellowship for creative producers, he was trained in the development of new musicals by Harold Prince, the most successful producer and director in Broadway history. John’s notable collaborators include Tony winners Greg Kotis & Mark Hollman (Urinetown), Drama Desk winner Ed Sylvanus Iskandar, international music sensations the Scissor Sisters, and renowned author Armistead Maupin, among others.