The Aspiring Actor’s Guide to BroadwayCon 2017

BroadwayCon   The Aspiring Actor’s Guide to BroadwayCon 2017
Invaluable panels, workshops, and more for the next generation of stars.
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The road to Broadway is a tough one, so BroadwayCon has assembled a lineup of panels, workshops, and seminars to help you navigate a career in show business. From technical skills in coaching sessions to Q&As with casting directors, grab your notebook, and be prepared.

Friday, January 27
9 AM Beginner Theatre Dance Workshop (pre-registration required)
10 AM It’s Called ShowBiz, Not ShowArt: Professional Skills Seminar
10 AM Self-Tape Seminar
10:30 AM Beginner Tap Workshop (pre-registration required)
11 AM Beyond the Chorus Line: Dancers on Broadway
11 AM Broadway Blues: When Diversity Makes a Profit, But Not a Comeback
11 AM The Art of Perseverance with Melissa Errico
12 PM Broadway en Español: Are We Ready to Hear Stories in Spanish?
12 PM Song Interpretation Workshop with Rebecca Luker (pre-registration required)
1 PM Comedic Sides Workshop (pre-registration required)
3 PM From Page to Stage
4 PM The BroadwayCon 2017 Opening Ceremony
5 PM Acro Dance Workshop (pre-registration required)
5 PM Chandeliers and Caviar: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
6 PM Twenty Years on Pride Rock
6 PM Advanced Hip-Hop Workshop (pre-registration required)

Saturday, January 28
9 AM Singers Who Move (pre-registration required)
10 AM Define Talent: Casting Seminar
10 AM Intermediate Theatre Dance Workshop (pre-registration required)
11 AM I Can’t, I’m in Tech
11 AM Redefining Success on Broadway
11 AM Theatre Accessibility—Today and Beyond
12 PM Annoyed Altos
12 PM Casting Roxie, Raul, and Rafiki
12 PM Song Interpretation Workshop with Jenn Colella (pre-registration required)
1 PM Asian-American Representation on Broadway
1 PM The History of the Ensemblist
1:30 PM Acting with Intent Workshop (pre-registration required)
2 PM Chita Rivera Q&A
2 PM Trans Representation in Theatre
3 PM Everyone’s a Critic
3 PM Rock the Audition with Sheri Sanders (pre-registration required)
4 PM Being Out on Broadway
4 PM Joel Grey Q&A
4 PM Vocal Coaches/Dialect Coaches
5 PM Getting There: In Transit
5 PM Making Mondays: Live on Saturday

Sunday, January 29
9 AM Vocal Pilates (pre-registration required)
10 AM Activism and Theatre
10 AM Born to Boogie: Broadway’s Choreographers
10 AM Voice Workshop with Kristy Cates (pre-registration required)
11 AM Stage a Scene
11 AM Waving Through a Window: Dear Evan Hansen
11 AM Advanced Ballet Workshop (pre-registration required)
12 PM Nothing About Us Without Us: Disability Onstage
12 PM Putting it Together: Broadway Directors
12 PM This is A Bronx Tale
1 PM Child Performers in New York: The Basics
1 PM Dancers Who Sing (pre-registration required)
1 PM Julia Murney: Career Seminar
2 PM Casting Directors Q&A
2 PM On the Spot: Musical Improv 101
2 PM Song Interpretation Workshop on Belting with Brad Bass (pre-registration required)
3 PM Song Interpretation Workshop with Anthony Rapp (pre-registration required)
3:30 PM First Looks
4:30 PM Dramatic Monologues Workshop (pre-registration required)
6 PM The BroadwayCon 2017 Closing Ceremony


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

BroadwayCon has also announced a 25 percent student discount offer for individuals with a valid student ID. The discount applies to general weekend passes and single-day passes for the three-day event that runs January 27-29 at the Javits Center in New York.

Use code BCSTUDENT to access the discounted rate. Students will need to provide a student ID when checking in to the event.


BroadwayCon takes you through the stage door to be part of the excitement that happens onstage and behind the scenes. It is a place where Broadway fans come together to celebrate the shows they love with people who bring them to life.

Co-presented by Playbill, Mischief Management, and Anthony Rapp, BroadwayCon 2017 will include stars and artists from A Bronx Tale, Bandstand, Frozen, Hamilton, Significant Other, 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 many more.

Some of the talent announced to participate includes 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, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Danny Burstein, Christopher Jackson, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Lena Hall, Christine Ebersole, Santino Fontana, Norm Lewis, LaChanze, Daisy Eagan, Laura Bell Bundy, Susan Egan, Alice Ripley, Ben Vereen, Chita Rivera, Donna Murphy, Keala Settle, Nick Adams, Joe DiPietro, 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, Jenn Colella, Christopher Gattelli, Marc Kudisch, Geneva Carr, Beowulf Boritt, Kathleen Marshall, Max von Essen, Jeremy Jordan, Tony Yazbeck, Ann Harada, 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.


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