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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Storytelling & Broadway, Wednesday, June 26

Corporate America Meets Broadway
Storytelling Leadership Experience 

Telly Leung and Elliott Masie Focus on Storytelling Skills Along with a
Performance of the Drama Desk Best Musical, THE PROM

Storytelling & Broadway, a new leadership lab experience from Masie Productions, welcomes corporate America to Broadway with this fresh take on learning and development.  Created by producer and learning guru Elliott Masie (The Prom, The Cher Show), Broadway star Telly Leung (Aladdin, Allegiance), and storyteller and Broadway press rep Emily McGill (The Lion King, A Raisin in the Sun), Storytelling & Broadway features a panel conversation with theatre professionals discussing storytelling on stage and off, as well as exploring the skills and tactics that help Broadway shows to come together. 

On June 26th, fifty corporate leaders will spend the morning at the Green Room 42 (570 10th Ave) at Yotel, exploring the skills of storytelling from the perspective of Broadway.  Panelists will include writer Marc Acito (Allegiance, How I Paid for College) and director and actor Alan Muraoka (Pacific Overtures, “Sesame Street”), as well as a performance from The Prom star Isabelle McCalla (Aladdin) and the show’s conductor Ted Arthur(Wicked, Once On This Island), alongside MasieLeung and McGill.  In the afternoon, the group will attend a performance of the Drama Desk Best Musical, The Prom and experience the storytelling of the show through the lens of the morning conversation.   The day winds up with a debrief on Storytelling & Broadway over a drink and snacks at Hurley’s Irish Pub.

Attendees in a pilot of this program included representatives from:

  • BlackRock
  • Bloomberg
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Edward Jones
  • FM Global
  • InterSystems
  • MetLife
  • Morgan Stanley
  • National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
  • Strategic Financial Solutions
  • The Hartford
  • UnitedHealthcare 

Learning from professional artists how stories are created and performed for the theater - and then reflecting on how to connect it to our work - was such a unique opportunity. It was very refreshing to get completely out of our usual environment, context, and language and approach what we do in a new way. - Emily Hacker, MetLife

This is a once-in-a-career opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of Broadway and learn valuable lessons from people whose job it is to tell stories. The parallels between Broadway and the learning industry are infinite.
- Jeneane Walker, UnitedHealthcare

Registration and information about the Storytelling & Broadway Experience are at

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