Any theatregoer who had tickets for a Broadway show that was canceled Jan. 23, can head over to BroadwayCon and receive a $20 day-of ticket to check out the remainder of today's programming.
So, lace up your snow boots and head over to the Midtown Hilton (located at 1335 Avenue of the Americas between 52nd and 53rd Streets) because there's a whole lot of showbiz going on.
For tickets, full schedule details and more, visit BroadwayCon.com.
Running Jan. 22-24 at the New York Hilton Midtown, BroadwayCon gives fans an all-access experience with performers, musicians, dancers, choreographers, writers, designers and more.
Playbill has partnered with BroadwayCon to present the event, created by theatre lovers for theatre lovers — Melissa Anelli, Stephanie Dornhelm and original Rent star Anthony Rapp conceived the event.
Here's a few highlights of what's still in store for today:
The Keenan-Bolger Survival Guide (4-5 PM). "So you’re studying performance? Good for you! But if you move to New York to pursue a career, you may find that there are parts of pounding the pavement that no one prepared you for. Spend an hour with Andrew and Celia Keenan-Bolger as they share what they’ve learned about life as a performer in the big city."
Why Didn't It Run?: Back to Before Edition (4-5 PM). "Some of our favorite shows that have found success in Broadway revivals and theatres around the country were less successful in their initial Broadway runs. Our panel of experts will examine these shows and ask 'why didn’t it run?'" Panelists include Frank DiLella, Peter Filichia, Susan L. Schulman and Robert Viagas.
Words and Music: Songwriters on Songwriting (5-5:50 PM). "Can’t get that song out of your head? Come and hear how it got there! How does writing in a team differ from going it alone? How do you adjust when your favorite lyrics just don’t fit with the music? And is it ever worth compromising when the song no longer serves the story?" Playbill.com's Michael Gioia will be joined by Joe Iconis, Kait Kerrigan, Brian Lowdermilk, Shaina Taub, Michael Weiner and Alan Zachary.
Razzle Dazzle! A Conversation with Michael Riedel (7-7:50 PM). Playbill editor in chief Blake Ross will sit down with the controversial New York Post columnist to discuss his latest book that takes readers behind the scenes of the business of Broadway.
There's also plenty of fun in store with a Disney Sing-along, the Modern Musicals Sing-along, the Broadway Team Quiz, the Tony Performance Countdown (hosted by Jennifer Ashley Tepper) and the BroadwayCon Cabaret featuring a host of your favorite Broadway stars.
Playbill.com will be reporting from BroadwayCon throughout the weekend. From photos and videos, to exclusive interviews, we are your go-to source for Con coverage. In addition, we've broken down our coverage on all our social media platforms so you can get the full experience — plus insider info and exclusive content. Here's how to feel like you're in the room where it happened even if you can't make it to NYC this weekend.
From the stars and creators of Hamilton, original cast members from Rent, Spring Awakening, The Secret Garden and Side Show, to the creative teams and producers behind Next to Normal, Legally Blonde, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Kinky Boots, Clybourne Park, The Normal Heart and "Smash" – BroadwayCon has something for every type of theatre lover.
David Alpert, associate director of Broadway's If/Then, The Trip to Bountiful and The Best Man, serves as artistic director of BroadwayCon MainStage programming, which features a diverse array of events that range from a full-out mini-musical, to late-night cabarets and game show-style moments that invite the audience to join in the fun.