The Breakdown on BroadwayCon – What Fans Need to Know About the Latest Stars, Special Events and How to Snag Tix

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With even more members of the Broadway community lining up to be a part of the first-ever BroadwayCon, we round up the latest info on participants, panels, special events and more.

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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.

Running Jan. 22-24, 2016, at the New York Hilton Midtown, BroadwayCon will give theatre fans an all-access experience featuring performers, musicians, dancers, choreographers, writers, designers, producers and a vast array of influencers who make Broadway happen.

Attendees can expect reunions of favorite shows, original musical programming, celebrity panels, talkbacks, a Broadway merchandise marketplace, fan meet-ups 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.

BroadwayCon Schedule Revealed! Your First Peek at Theatrical Events, Insider Panels and Interactive Workshops

The first two batches of tickets released for BroadwayCon sold-out within hours. All VIP tickets for the anticipated three-day event have sold out, with only seven percent of full-weekend general passes still available. Fans can still take advantage of a limited amount of individual day passes for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Here's a breakdown of the remaining ticket options:

A $250 full-weekend general pass will provide access to all BroadwayCon programming (panels, performances, keynotes, discussions and more), as well as guaranteed spots at Grand Ballroom events, special guest autographs and more. This pass also includes the official program book (printed by Playbill!), a registration swag bag and access to the BroadwayCon Marketplace.

The $125 Day Pass provides day-only access to BroadwayCon programming (panels, performances, keynotes, discussions). This pass also includes the official program book (printed by Playbill!), a registration swag bag and access to the BroadwayCon Marketplace.

A $50 Explorer Pass will grant admission to the BroadwayCon Marketplace, allowing curious theatre lovers to browse through a host of vendors, shop for merchandise from Broadway shows and more.

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

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, Jonathan Groff and Christopher Jackson. Fans can expect to catch them as part of the Jan. 22 opening events.

Lin-Manuel Miranda and cast
Lin-Manuel Miranda and cast Photo by Joan Marcus

Also revealed for the weekend is "OBSESSED! Live Disaster! Edition," in which the show's 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.

Also participating in the weekend are Broadway siblings Andrew and Celia Keenan-Bolger, Jeremy Jordan, Krysta Rodriguez, Lesli Margherita, 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.

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