In addition to McArdle, the event will feature assistant choreographer Mary Jane Houdina, as well as cast members Shelley Bruce and Steve Boockvor.
They join the show’s award-winning writers, Martin Charnin (lyrics), Tom Meehan (book), and Charles Strouse (music), who will also be part of the 8 PM event that will be moderated by Jennifer Ashley Tepper.
The panel promises “the inside scoop on how Annie was written, its road to Broadway, backstage tales, and the legacy of everyone's favorite red-headed orphan.”
Co-presented by Playbill, Mischief Management, and Anthony Rapp, BroadwayCon runs January 27-29 at the Javits Center in New York.
The New York Marriot Marquis, located in the heart of Times Square, is the official hotel partner for BroadwayCon, and special guest rates are currently available for BroadwayCon attendees.
Guest rate perks also include early convention check-in at the Marriott on Thursday night, saving you valuable time for programming on Friday morning. Morning and evening transportation will also be available to the Javits Center from the Marriott Marquis.
Don’t miss out on your chance to be in the room where it happens at BroadwayCon, while staying in the heart of Broadway.
This limited discount offer ends January 13.
The three-day weekend will include artists from A Bronx Tale, Bandstand, Frozen, Hamilton, Significant Other, War Paint, In Transit, The Great Comet, Waitress, School of Rock, Newsies, Dear Evan Hansen, Once On This Island, Hedwig, Fiddler on the Roof, Phantom of the Opera, A New Brain, Wicked, Allegiance, Grease, Cinderella, If/Then, Something Rotten!, Rent, and many more.
The talent announced to participate includes Josh Groban and the cast of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, Todrick Hall and the cast of Kinky Boots, Anastasia stars Christy Altomare and Derek Klena, Chazz Palminteri and the cast of A Bronx Tale, the cast and creators of In Transit, Chita Rivera, Laura Osnes, Corey Cott, Kelli O’Hara, Joel Grey, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Danny Burstein, Christopher Jackson, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Lena Hall, Christine Ebersole, Santino Fontana, Norm Lewis, LaChanze, Daisy Eagan, Laura Bell Bundy, Susan Egan, Alice Ripley, Ben Vereen, Chita Rivera, Donna Murphy, Keala Settle, Nick Adams, Joe DiPietro, Carolee Carmello, Okieriete Onaodowan, Reed Birney, Julia Murney, William Ivey Long, Tina Landau, Ben Cameron, Ryann Redmond, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Melissa Errico, David Henry Hwang, Tim Federle, Eric Anderson, Des McAnuff, Seth Rudetsky, Lisa Howard, Lorin Latarro, Lesli Margherita, Jenn Colella, Christopher Gattelli, Marc Kudisch, Geneva Carr, Beowulf Boritt, Kathleen Marshall, Max von Essen, Jeremy Jordan, Tony Yazbeck, Ann Harada, Javier Muñoz, Fredi Walker-Browne, Rebecca Luker, and more! Talent availability is subject to change. David Alpert is the director of headline programming for BroadwayCon.
BroadwayCon has also announced a 25 percent student discount offer for individuals with a valid student ID. The discount applies to general weekend passes and single-day passes for the three-day event.
Use code BCSTUDENT to access the discounted rate. Students will need to provide a student id when checking in to the event.