BroadwayCon attendees and theatre fans can keep the excitement going all year long thanks to a new podcast series hosted by Patrick Hinds, creator and host of Theater People Podcast.
Launched August 17, the free podcast features conversations with the casts and creatives of Broadway's greatest hits (and, sometimes, misses!) and discussions featuring the industry’s top producers and designers.
“We saw an opportunity to create a Broadway-themed podcast that didn't already exist: A show that engages big Broadway stars and also the people who make probably magic happen offstage,” Hinds told Playbill.com. “One of the things I loved about BroadwayCon when I attended last year was the panel discussions—that was my greatest inspiration. This podcast is the opportunity for us to have these types of conversations throughout the year. It's a great opportunity to bring actors and other creative types together to discuss how each other’s work informs the other’s. We certainly hope that some of the panel conversations we have on the podcast will turn into actual panels at BroadwayCon.”
Four episodes are now available on iTunes, including interviews with BroadwayCon mainstage director David Alpert and Broadway actress Lesli Margherita; Tony Award nominee Carmen Cusack and theatre historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper; and the August 31 episode, which profiles the theatre’s new media insiders: Tyler Mount, Mo Brady and Matt Rodin (bonus interviews on the episode include Something Rotten! stars Will Chase and Rob McClure).
Check Playbill.com each week for the latest information on upcoming guests, including Laura Benanti, Beth Malone, Lena Hall, Hamilton set designer David Korins, Newsies costume & set designer Tobin Ost and Falsettos and New Brain composer-lyricist William Finn.
BroadwayCon returns for its second year with an expanded slate of programming that will take place January 27-29, 2017, at the Javits Center.
Co-presented by Playbill, Mischief Management and Anthony Rapp, the one-of-a-kind weekend includes panels, performances, one-on-one star moments, seminars, autograph and photo sessions, a booming Marketplace and other activities.
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.
Ticketing options for BroadwayCon follow:
A $250 full-weekend general pass will provide access to all BroadwayCon programming (panels, performances, keynotes, discussions and more), as well as guaranteed seating at MainStage events and special guest autograph and photo opportunities. This pass also includes the official program book (printed by Playbill), a registration swag bag and access to the BroadwayCon Marketplace.
The $95 Day Pass provides day-only access to BroadwayCon programming (panels, performances, keynotes, discussions). This pass also includes the official program book and access to the BroadwayCon Marketplace.
The new $600 Gold Pass (very limited quantity left) provides all the access of a weekend pass, plus other incredible perks. Gold Passes offer exclusive luxury shuttle to convention center, reserved priority seating for the two largest stages, early access to BroadwayCon Marketplace, special guest meet-and-greets, invitation to the opening ceremony’s invited dress rehearsal, guaranteed guest autograph and photo sessions, priority queuing for autograph/photo booth sessions, an exclusive MainStage photo opportunity, expedited on-site check in, commemorative merchandise (including a T-shirt, poster, and exclusive enamel pin, a deluxe messenger bag), complimentary coat check, and access to a BroadwayConcierge to answer questions. We can only offer 500 of these incredible passes, so order a Gold Pass quickly if you want one!