Cast and creative team members from the film adaptation of Tony-winning playwright Stephen Karam’s Speech & Debate will gather for a MainStage panel event as part of BroadwayCon 2017.
The panel takes place January 28, 2017, at noon.
Fans will also get a sneak peek at the screen adaptation. A surprise musical guest is also planned.
Based on Karam’s 2007 play, “Speech & Debate follows three teenagers brought together by a series of mishaps. Frustrated by the hypocrisy they see in their parents, teachers, and the entire school board, the unlikely trio set out to find a common truth and make their voices heard as they revive a defunct school club and take on the world. Blogging, blackmail, and Broadway belting drive the trio’s bond in this wickedly funny teen comedy.”
BroadwayCon, which is co-presented by Playbill, Mischief Management, and Anthony Rapp, offers theatre fans a one-of-a-kind array of panels, performances, one-on-one star moments, seminars, autograph and photo sessions, a booming marketplace, and other activities.
BroadwayCon runs January 27-29, 2017.
Among the stars announced for BroadwayCon are Dear Evan Hansen songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, 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, Jefferson Mays, Cynthia Nixon, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Danny Burstein, Christopher Jackson, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Lena Hall, Christine Ebersole, Santino Fontana, Norm Lewis, Ana Gasteyer, LaChanze, Daisy Eagan, Josh Young, Adam Kantor, Joe DiPietro, George Takei, 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, Alex Brightman, Jenn Colella, Christopher Gattelli, Marc Kudisch, Geneva Carr, Beowulf Boritt, Kathleen Marshall, Max von Essen, Jeremy Jordan, Tony Yazbeck, Rob McClure, Ann Harada, John Cameron Mitchell, 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 2017 will also include stars and artists from Frozen, Hamilton, 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 more.
Check back for additional shows and talent in the coming weeks.
Available ticket packages 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.