BroadwayCon Expansion Includes Larger Stages, Added Programming | Playbill

News BroadwayCon Expansion Includes Larger Stages, Added Programming More than 15,000 fans will be able to attend BroadwayCon at the Javits Center, which includes a new main stage twice the size of last year’s inaugural event in midtown Manhattan.
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BroadwayCon, the theatrical gathering that brings fans together alongside Broadway’s biggest talents, returns January 27-29, 2017, at the Javits Center with an expanded slate of programming.

Co-presented by Playbill, Mischief Management and Anthony Rapp, the one-of-a-kind weekend includes panels, performances, one-on-one star moments, seminars, autograph and photo sessions, a booming Marketplace and other activities.

After a successful inaugural event at the midtown Hilton, BroadwayCon is increasing its theatrical footprint, which will allow more attendees to experience the one-of-a-kind event.

The BroadwayCon MainStage will seat over 5,000 guests (more than three Majestic Theatres), while the second stage will now seat more than 2,500 (comparable to last year’s Main Stage).

BroadwayCon 2017 will also offer six programming rooms, and a BroadwayCon museum that will double in size. Attendees will also enjoy a larger BroadwayCon Marketplace that will welcome even more Broadway-affiliated organizations, book and play sellers, independent crafters and exhibitors, Broadway-inspired charities, and official BroadwayCon merchandise.

Confirmed to appear at BroadwayCon 2017 are George Takei, Carolee Carmello, Okieriete Onaodowan, Reed Birney, Julia Murney, Tina Landau, Ryann Redmond, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Kelli O’Hara, Cynthia Nixon, Christopher Jackson, Christine Ebersole, Santino Fontana, Norm Lewis, Ana Gasteyer, LaChanze, Des McAnuff, Seth Rudetsky, Jonathan Groff, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Lena Hall, Lisa Howard, Lorin Latarro, Laura Osnes, Lesli Margherita, Alex Brightman, Jenn Colella, Christopher Gattelli, Marc Kudisch, Geneva Carr, Beowulf Boritt, Kathleen Marshall, Max von Essen, Jeremy Jordan, Tony Yazbeck, Rob McClure, Ann Harada, John Cameron Mitchell, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Javier Muñoz, Fredi Walker-Browne and Rebecca Luker. Talent availability subject to change.

Both full-weekend passes and day passes are available, as well as a new Gold Pass that provides a VIP experience.

Here’s a look at available ticket packages:

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

The $95 Day Pass provides day-only access to BroadwayCon programming (panels, performances, keynotes, discussions). This pass also includes the official program book and access to the BroadwayCon Marketplace.

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The new $600 Gold Pass (very limited quantity left) provides all the access of a weekend pass, plus other incredible perks. Gold Passes offer exclusive luxury shuttle to convention center, reserved priority seating for the two largest stages, early access to BroadwayCon Marketplace, special guest meet-and-greets, invitation to the opening ceremony’s invited dress rehearsal, guaranteed guest autograph and photo sessions, priority queuing for autograph/photo booth sessions, an exclusive MainStage photo opportunity, expedited on-site check in, commemorative merch including a T-shirt, poster, and exclusive enamel pin, a deluxe messenger bag, complimentary coat check, and access to a BroadwayConcierge to answer questions. We can only offer 500 of these incredible passes, so order a Gold Pass quickly if you want one!


The New York Marriot Marquis, located in the heart of Times Square, is the official hotel partner for BroadwayCon, and special guest rates are currently available for BroadwayCon attendees.

Guest rate perks also include early convention check-in at the Marriott on Thursday night, saving you valuable time for programming on Friday morning. Morning and evening transportation will also be available to the Javits Center from the Marriott Marquis.

Don’t miss out on your chance to be in the room where it happens at BroadwayCon, while staying in the heart of Broadway.

Here’s how to book your hotel.

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