The Musical Theatre Lover’s Guide to BroadwayCon 2017

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Panels and programs musical fans should check out January 27–29.

At long last, the week of BroadwayCon 2017 has arrived, and if last year was any indication, this convention is going to be epic. The amount of programming may seem overwhelming, so Playbill breaks down the offerings into our “tracks.” First up, the musical track.

Download the BroadwayCon app to create your custom schedule with these, and other, panels, programs, performances, workshops and more.

Stay tuned to this week for more tracks, including the Play Lover’s Guide, the Aspiring Actor Guide, and more.

Friday, January 27
10 AM Legacy Roles
10 AM Ragtime: Then and Now
11 AM Beyond the Chorus Line: Dancers on Broadway
12 PM In Trousers Reunion
12 PM Out-of-Town Tryouts
12 PM So You’re Nominated for Your Broadway Debut
1 PM Bollywood and Broadway
1 PM The Music Staff
2 PM Cabaret and the Next Generation of Artists
2 PM I Can Hear the Bells: Sound Design on Broadway
2 PM Women in the World of Sondheim
3 PM It’s… A… Musical: Musical Theatre Standards Singalong
3 PM Cast Recordings
5 PM Chandeliers & Caviar: Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 Panel
6 PM 20 Years on Pride Rock, A Look at The Lion King
7 PM The BroadwayCon Cabaret (performance)
8 PM Annie 40-Year Reunion
9 PM Don’t Quit Your Night Job (performance)

Saturday, January 28
11 AM Everybody Say Yeah: Three Years at Kinky Boots
11 AM Greenifying Demonstration
11 AM I Can’t, I’m in Tech
11 AM Long, Straight, Curly, Fuzzy: Wigs and Hair Design
12 PM Annoyed Altos
12 PM Casting Roxie, Raul, and Rafiki
12 PM Makeup Design on Broadway
1 PM “Madam Secretary” Panel
1 PM Reimagined Revivals
1 PM Asian-American Representation on Broadway
2PM Chita Rivera Q&A
2 PM I’ll Write My Way Out: The World of Songwriting
2 PM That is the State of the Art: Projection Design
2 PM Trans Representation in Theatre
2 PM Arielle Jacobs Q&A
3 PM Adapting Musical Properties
3 PM BroadwayCon Star to Be Competition
3 PM Even if You’re Little, You Can Do a Lot: Broadway Kids 2017
3 PM Everyone’s a Critic
3 PM William Ivey Long: A Lifetime in Theatre
4 PM Joel Grey Q&A
4:30 Cosplay Fashion Show
5 PM In Transit
5 PM Let’s Go to the Movies – Theatre on Film
5 PM Making Mondays: Live on Saturday
5 PM Setting the Stage: Broadway Scenic Design
6 PM Lesli Margherita Variety Hour
7 PM BroadwayCon Blizzard Party Line
8 PM Best Worst BroadwayCon Panel: Merrily We Roll Along
9 PM BroadwayCon Jukebox

Sunday, January 29
10 AM Born to Boogie: Broadway’s Choreographers
10 AM The Untold Stories of Broadway
10 AM Tyler Mount’s Broadway Besties
11 AM Dressing Them Up: Costume Designers
11 AM Gadgets and Gizmos Aplenty: Prop Design
11 AM Waving Through a Window: The Dear Evan Hansen Panel
12 PM Putting it Together: Broadway Directors
12 PM The Blacklist and Broadway
12 PM This is A Bronx Tale
1 PM Hamilton: The Next Administration
2 PM Find Your Light: Lighting Design
2 PM New Musical Theatre
3 PM “They Stole the Show!” Character Actors
3 PM Up in the Cheap Seats: An Historical Memoir of Broadway
3:30 BroadwayCon First Looks
4 PM Revisiting a Show
5 PM Judy Kuhn Q&A
5 PM Seth Speaks


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 Amélie, 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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