BroadwayCon, the one-of-a-kind event created by theatre people for theatre people, returns for its second year with an exciting slate of programming.
Stars and talent from such current and upcoming Broadway shows as Anastasia, Dear Evan Hansen, A Bronx Tale, Bandstand, Frozen, Hamilton, Significant Other, War Paint, In Transit, The Great Comet, Waitress, School of Rock, Newsies, Once On This Island, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Fiddler on the Roof, The Phantom of the Opera, A New Brain, Wicked, Allegiance, Grease, Cinderella, If/Then, Something Rotten!, Rent, and many more will be part of talkbacks, musical performances, original programming, and some special surprises taking place over the next three days.
The opening number for BroadwayCon was written by Ryan Scott Oliver and David Alpert with Tessa Netting and Andrew Briedis.
David Alpert directed with music direction by Jason Wetzel and choreography by Marc Kimelman.
Co-presented by Playbill, Mischief Management, and Anthony Rapp, BroadwayCon has expanded from last year’s inaugural convention at the Midtwon Hilton to New York City’s Jacob Javits Center January 27-29. Programming begins between 9 AM and 10 AM each day, and continues up until 11 PM on Friday and Saturday. It all culminates Sunday at 6 PM with the BroadwayCon Closing Ceremony.
In addition to a larger MainStage, this year’s event offers six programming rooms, and a BroadwayCon museum that has doubled in size. Attendees will also enjoy a larger BroadwayCon Marketplace that will welcome even more Broadway-affiliated organizations, book- and play-sellers, independent crafters and exhibitors, Broadway-inspired charities, and official BroadwayCon merchandise.
Set to appear are Ben Platt and the cast and creators of Dear Evan Hansen; Josh Groban and the company of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812; Javier Muñoz and the current cast of Hamilton; Whoopi Goldberg and Julie Taymor; Broadway legends Chita Rivera, Joel Grey, and Ben Vereen; Anastasia stars Christy Altomare and Derek Klena; YouTube sensation Todrick Hall and the cast of Kinky Boots; Chazz Palminteri and the cast of A Bronx Tale; the creators of In Transit; Andy Blankenbuehler and Bandstand stars Laura Osnes and Corey Cott; Kelli O’Hara; Kristen Anderson-Lopez; Danny Burstein; Christopher Jackson; Celia Keenan-Bolger; Lena Hall; Santino Fontana; LaChanze; Daisy Eagan; Susan Egan; Alice Ripley; 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; Ann Harada; Fredi Walker-Browne; Rebecca Luker; and more! Talent availability is subject to change. David Alpert is the director of headline programming for BroadwayCon.
Students can take advantage of a 25 percent discount offer with a valid student ID. The discount applies to general weekend passes and single-day passes for each day of the event. Use code BCSTUDENT to access the discounted rate. Students will need to provide a student ID when checking in to the event.
BroadwayCon has assembled a lineup of Broadway veteran, and up-and-coming stars to bring you an inside look at what it means to be part of the grandest of theatre traditions. Witness incredible performances. Hear from our hand-picked panelists about their experiences onstage and off. Meet some of your favorite Broadway stars through free autograph and photo opportunities away from the stage door. Be a part of an unparalleled community experience and make the kinds of memories you’ll be talking about for years to come.