Chita Rivera, the Broadway legend who created the role of Anita in West Side Story, will be part of BroadwayCon 2017.
Rivera won Tony Awards for her performances in The Rink and Kiss of the Spider Woman. She originated the role of Anita in the 1957 premiere of West Side Story and has appeared in the Broadway productions of Chicago, Bye Bye Birdie, Jerry's Girls, Merlin, Bajour, Can-Can, and Nine, as well as her autobiographical show, The Dancer's Life. Rivera originated the role of Claire Zachanassian in the Kander-Ebb-McNally musical The Visit, which premiered on Broadway in 2015.
The two-time Tony-winning star is also set to make her anticipated Carnegie Hall solo debut November 7.
BroadwayCon returns January 27–29, 2017, at the Javits Center with an expanded slate of programming.
Rivera joins a lineup that includes Josh Groban and the cast of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, Anastasia stars Christy Altomare and Derek Klena, the cast and creators of In Transit, Kelli O’Hara, Joel Grey, Jefferson Mays, Cynthia Nixon, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Danny Burstein, Christopher Jackson, Jonathan Groff, 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, 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, Laura Osnes, 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, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Javier Muñoz, Fredi Walker-Browne, and Rebecca Luker. Talent availability is subject to change. David Alpert is the director of headline programming for BroadwayCon.
Shows with artists represented at BroadwayCon 2017 include Frozen, Hamilton, Anastasia, The Great Comet, War Paint, In Transit, 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 to come!
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.
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.