We know you play buffs can sometimes feel overrun by the musicals of Broadway. But don't worry. BroadwayCon is the ultimate playground for all theatre lovers. We have panels and events to help celebrate the art of bringing a show to life on stage.
Our fave events for play connoisseurs:
What does it take to bring your favorite play to Broadway? Learn from Broadway's top producers about their role in shepherding a show to the Great White Way. Ken Davenport (It's Only A Play, Macbeth, Chinglish), Daryl Roth (Anna in the Tropics, August: Osage County, Clybourne Park), Barbara Whitman (33 Variations, Mary Stuart, Frost/Nixon) and more tell their stories and offer insight at Producing 101 on Friday at noon.
If you're looking to carve a path for yourself in theatre, find some inspiration at Saturday's Opening Doors: PAs Who Made It Big panel at 1 PM. From actors, like Ann Harada, to producers, like Hal Luftig, these industry success stories all began their careers as production assistants.
Learn from a veteran director as they lead a team of Broadway actors to create a scene in front of your eyes at Saturday’s Stage a Scene at 5 PM. This is a can't miss for anyone who wants to know how creatives invent theatre's magical moments.
Check out the full list of programs for play lovers here:
10 AM Flying Solo: Party of One Meetup
10 AM There's Nothing Like a Show on Broadway: The 'I Love Everything' Meetup
12 PM Producing 101
1 PM A Brand New Day: Diversity on Broadway
1 PM Making Your Own Work
3:30 PM The BroadwayCon 2016 Opening
11:30 PM Don't Quit Your Night Job
10 AM The BroadwayCon Feud
10 AM The Art of Stage Management – Brought to you by Actors' Equity Association
11 AM How to Market a Show
11 AM Autograph Session: Rob McClure
11 AM Stage On Screen
12 PM Build a Big, Bright, Beautiful World: Broadway Set Design
12 PM Getting to Know You: Bringing New Audiences to Broadway
12 PM We Go Together: Making Theater Accessible for All Audiences
12 PM What I Really Want to Do is Direct
12:30 PM Improv Workshop with Don't Quit Your Night Job
1 PM Opening Doors: PAs Who Made It Big
1 PM Your Fave is Problematic
1 PM Autograph Session: Susan Blackwell
2 PM Color and Light: Broadway Light Design
2 PM The Pinstripes Are All That They See: Broadway Costume Design
3 PM Broadway Time Machine: 1979
4 PM Off to the Races: Theatre Awards
4 PM Why Didn't It Run?: Back to Before Edition
4 PM Autograph Session: Kait Kerrigan, Brian Lowdermilk
5 PM Stage a Scene
7 PM Razzle Dazzle! A Conversation with Michael Reidel
8:30 PM Broadway Team Quiz
9 AM Audition Q&A with Bernie Telsey
10 AM Thoroughly Modern Marketing: How Social Media Has Changed Broadway Advertising
11 AM Money, Money, Money: Breaking Down a Broadway Budget
11 AM Children and Art
11 AM Insiders, Outsiders, and Masked Avengers: Your Role in the Broadway Community
12 PM Tales of Company Management
12 PM Theatrical Criticism in 2016
1 PM To Build a Home: Launching a Non-Profit Theater Company
5 PM So Long, Farewell…to BroadwayCon 2016
All full-weekend passes for BroadwayCon have sold out. 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:
The $95 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.