Seth Rudetsky and Disaster! Stars Will Bring Special Edition of "OBSESSED! Live" to BroadwayCon

News   Seth Rudetsky and Disaster! Stars Will Bring Special Edition of "OBSESSED! Live" to BroadwayCon
 
"OBSESSED! Live Disaster! Edition" is coming to BroadwayCon! The show's co-creator and star Seth Rudetsky will be joined by fellow cast members Roger Bart, Faith Prince, Kerry Butler and Jennifer Simard for a special live edition of the popular Playbill video series.

Rudetsky and the original Off-Broadway company of <i>Disaster!</i>
Rudetsky and the original Off-Broadway company of Disaster! Photo by Jeremy Daniel

Presented Jan. 24, 2016, from 11 AM to noon, the Disaster! cast will gather for the special edition that promises interviews, performances and "amahzing!" showbiz stories.

"It's so cool to be part of the very, very first Broadway Con," Rudetsky said. "Will the fans who show up be even more obsessive than at Comic con? I hope so!! I'll be scouting the OBSESSED! audience and giving a dollar to anyone who shows up as one of the characters Faith Prince or Roger Bart has played. $2 if they pull a Jekyll and Hyde and one side of their body is Adelaide and the other is Carmen Ghia!

The new musical (a parody of 1970's disaster movies which ran Off-Broadway in 2012 and 2013) written by Playbill.com columnist Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick will arrive on Broadway Feb. 9, 2016, at the Nederlander Theatre. The score for Disaster! features a songbook of memorable pop, rock and disco hits of the 1970's, including "Hot Stuff," "I Am Woman," "Knock On Wood" and "Daybreak."

Check out some videos of "OBSESSED! Live"

Set to take place Jan. 22-24, 2016, at the New York Hilton Midtown, BroadwayCon will give fans an all-access experience with performers, musicians, dancers, choreographers, writers, designers and more.

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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.

Hamilton star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who stars as the ten dollar founding father, will be joined at BroadwayCon by co-stars Leslie Odom, Jr., Phillipa Soo, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Daveed Diggs and Jonathan Groff. Fans can expect to catch them as part of the Jan. 22 opening events.

Also participating in the weekend are Broadway siblings Andrew and Celia Keenan-Bolger, Alice Ripley, Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Sawyer Nunes, Sam Poon, Taylor Richardson, Ripley Sobo, James Monroe Iglehart, Rebecca Luker, Courtney Reed, Billy Porter, Joshua Safran, Ann Harada, Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, John Johnson, Hal Luftig, Arielle Tepper Madover, Daryl Roth, Barbara Whitman, Bernard Telsey, Skylar Astin, Susan Blackwell, Jenn Colella, Gavin Creel, Matt Doyle, Tamika Lawrence, Telly Leung, Michael McElroy, Andy Mientus, Seth Rudetsky, Jason Tam, Steve Rosen, Sarah Saltzberg, Dan Lipton, David Rossmer, Laurence O'Keefe, Ted Chapin, Jennifer Ashley Tepper, Peter Filichia, Stacy Wolf and Paloma Young.

For tickets, full details on participation options and special hotel rates for the convention, visit BroadwayCon.com.

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