We know you can’t wait for BroadwayCon 2017, but don’t let all that excitement prevent from taking care of yourself. Before hitting the Javits floor, check out these tips from the gurus of health and hotness at Mark Fisher Fitness.
1. Stay hydrated – Walking around all day, it’s easy to forget about drinking water. But it’s an easy task as long as you remember, so start your day off by making sure you have a big bottle with you.
2. Pace yourself – With so much to see at an event like BroadwayCon, it’s only natural to want to do as much as possible. Since you can’t be everywhere at once, make a list and be strategic. Planning for periodic breaks to rest and refuel will lead to an even more enjoyable experience!
3. Remember to eat – Similarly, with a full day of programming it can be easy to forget to eat altogether. To get the most out of BroadwayCon, be sure to plan for time to fuel up.
COMING SOON: THE EATING GUIDE TO BROADWAYCON
4. Avoid foods that will make you crash – When you do grab a bite to eat, you’ll do best to avoid foods that will make you crash. While sugary treats can be a fun indulgence, they’re also more likely to lead you to crashes in energy. Therefore…
5. Eat foods that give you energy – Focus on foods that will keep you full and provide a steady stream of energy, like protein and veggies. Great choices here include hard-boiled eggs, an apple, nuts, etc.
6. Keep moving – It’s not uncommon to have sore feet or a sore back after a full day at a convention. If you plan on enjoying all of the amazing programming BroadwayCon has to offer, you’ll want take advantage of the transitions between events to move around a bit. Gentle stretching (ie. reaching your arms overhead) or a brief walk between sessions will do wonders to keep you feeling great.
For tickets, full details on participation options and special hotel rates for the convention, visit BroadwayCon.com.
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.