Live! From Tomorrow: An Epic Musical Comedy About Tech & Innovation
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LIVE! FROM TOMORROW is an epic musical comedy about tech and innovation. Recorded in the style of a cast album, the show seamlessly combines studio recordings with live performances and interviews. The five-episode, two act inaugural season tells the extraordinary story of our lead, Matt Hooper, as he launches his new venture – a variety show-within-the-show that is called, yes, Live! From Tomorrow.
We meet Matt, a self-appointed ‘innovation evangelist’ on the morning of his first performance in 2018, shortly after he’s quit his stable job at an investment bank. In promotion of his launch, Matt imposes his own brand of innovation on modern office life, a kind you won’t see on tech blogs or hear about at SXSW – with comedy and music, of course.
Interviews include real life visionaries and noteworthy innovators like Andrew Yang, 2020 Presidential Candidate; multi-platinum recording artist Akon and the Reverend Jesse Jackson; Kelcey Gosserand, Leader of Developer Advocacy at IBM; and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, actor (Game of Thrones) and climate activist. This wide array of guests, stretching from the worlds of politics to technology to entertainment, are all connected by a spirit of hope and a desire to move the world forward.
In addition to its highly original format, Live! From Tomorrow tackles the collective journey of our most empathetic generation – trying to make his way, and stay true to his values of generosity and compassion, Matt helps those around him navigate the ever-changing nature of work, like a real life music man airdropped into corporate America, surrounded by complicated, overlapping personal and professional relationships familiar to any millennial.
Beginning June 4, 2020, Live! From Tomorrow will accompany Matt Hooper from newly-minted startup founder to world-class livestream host, gigging at the big league tech conference, “Blockchaining the Nordics” in Copenhagen. Over the course of the first season, Matt will tackle subjects like climate change, blockchain, coworking, cryptocurrencies, automation, and AI.
The free podcast will be told over 5 approximately 45 minute episodes, with more than a dozen original songs written by Hooper and the Live! From Tomorrow Band.
By the end of his journey, Matt is left to reconsider his approach to innovation, as well as his own approach to life. And that’s just it – the show presents quirky, unpredictable, interesting, and moving stories about ideas we think we know a lot about, but really don’t.
Subscribe, listen, and enjoy Live! From Tomorrow wherever you listen to podcasts.
ABOUT MATT HOOPER
Matt Hooper was the first Vice President of Open Innovation at the Barclays Investment Bank where he launched Rise New York, the model for Barclays’ global fintech incubator programs. Prior to joining Barclays, Matt was a successful founder, and managing director of Startup NEXT NYC, which was acquired by Techstars. Matt started Live! From Tomorrow as a meetup for founders, innovation executives, and performers in 2015. Matt is also the host of the IBM branded Blockchain Pulse podcast.
ABOUT LIVE! FROM TOMORROW
Started as a meetup in 2015, Live! From Tomorrow quickly grew into a stage show, featuring comedic sketches, serious interviews, and original music. In October 2018, LFT kicked off its first monthly live series in New York, staged at the SAP Leonardo Center in Hudson Yards. The show was then adapted for branded events, culminating in the ‘Blockchain on Broadway’ show last May during Blockchain Week NYC, where the LFT cast performed for a sold out audience of 350 seats in a theater on 47th Street. Following the Broadway show, Matt Hooper began to adapt his creation as a podcast, scripting this series. He called on Mark Levy (‘Pat Dreyfuss’, guitar, vocals) and Ben Easton (piano) to coauthor a number of the original songs and score. Anne Veal and Kelley Quinn, both regulars on the UCB stage, performed a number of voices on the show. Live! From Tomorrow is Executive Produced by Aron Kressner (Vox Media, Sundance Channel’s Lazy Environmentalist). More information about our cast is available here.
This show is distributed in association with The Podglomerate network, a podcast company that produces and distributes exciting new shows. Select clients include NBC Universal, Lit Hub, Pocket Casts, Castbox, CoinDesk the Daily Dot, and Serial Box, among others.
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