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23Jan/17

BROADWAYCON 2017

(photo by Chad Batka)

Josh Groban and other members of the creative team of NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 will be at second annual BroadwayCon on July 27 (photo by Chad Batka)

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 West 34th St. (11th Ave. between 34th & 39th Sts.)
January 27-29, $250 General Pass, $65-$95 Day Pass
www.broadwaycon.com
www.javitscenter.com

BroadwayCon takes a major step up in its second year, moving from the New York Hilton to the Javits Center this weekend. The founders and presenters, which include Melissa Anelli, Anthony Rapp, Playbill, and Mischief Management, are discussing performance and payment details with Actors’ Equity, but whatever they decide, there is still an impressive roster of events. Gold passes ($600) are sold out, but you can still get a General Pass ($250) or single-day tickets ($65-$95) to see cast and crew members and/or participate in fan meetups for such shows as Annie, Kinky Boots, Wicked, In Transit, Hamilton, Les Misérables, Ragtime, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, and many others in addition to autograph and/or photobooth sessions with Kelli O’Hara, Rebecca Luker and Danny Burstein, Michael Cerveris and Judy Kuhn, Carolee Carmello, Jane Houdyshell and Reed Birney, Chita Rivera, Jeremy Jordan, Donna Murphy, Alison Fraser, Mary Testa, and Chip Zien, Rapp, and many more. Below are only some of the highlights.

Friday, January 27
The Art of Perseverance with Melissa Errico, Programming Room A, 11:00 am

Cabaret and the Next Generation of Artists, with Shoshana Feinstein, Joe Iconis, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Mattison, and Benjamin Rauhala, moderated by Jennifer Ashley Tepper, Programming Room E, 2:00

Women in the World of Sondheim, with Katie Welsh, Emily Whitaker, and Stacy Wolf, Programming Room A, 2:30

Chandeliers and Caviar: Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, with Brittain Ashford, Gelsey Bell, Nicholas Belton, Denée Benton, Nick Choksi, Amber Gray, Josh Groban, Dave Malloy, Grace McLean, Michael Paulson, Paul Pinto, and Lucas Steele, MainStage, 5:00

Annie Forty-Year Reunion, with Jennifer Ashley Tepper, Steve Boockvor, Shelley Bruce, Martin Charnin, Mary Jane Houdina, Andrea McArdle, Thomas Meehan, and Charles Strouse, MainStage, 8:00 PM

Saturday, January 28
Everybody Say Yeah: Three Years at Kinky Boots, with Killian Donnelly, Todrick Hall, Julie James, Taylor Louderman, and Jerry Mitchell, MainStage, 11:00 am

Madam Secretary Panel, with Sebastian Arcelus, Erich Bergen, Keith Carradine, Tim Daly, Željko Ivanek, Patina Miller, and Bebe Neuwirth, moderated by Anthony Rapp, MainStage, 1:00

William Ivey Long: A Lifetime in Theatre, Programming Room C, 3:00

Shaina Taub Performance, Marketplace Stage, 3:30

Joel Grey Q&A, MainStage, 4:00

Sunday, January 29
Born to Boogie: Broadway’s Choreographers, with Lorin Latarro and Spencer Liff, Programming Room C, 10:00 am

Raising Broadway Babies: Working Moms on Broadway, with Carmen Ruby Floyd, Blair Goldberg, and Erin Quill, moderated by Vasthy Mompoint, Programming Room C, 11:00 am

This Is A Bronx Tale Panel, with Richard H. Blake, Nick Cordero, Ariana DeBose, Chazz Palminteri, Glenn Slater, and Bobby Conte Thornton, MainStage, 12 noon

Judy Kuhn Q&A, with Judy Kuhn and moderator Ilana Levine, Marketplace Stage, 5:00

Geek Out — Freak Out: Our Favorite Songs, with Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Leigh Silverman, moderated by Mark Blankenship, Programming Room D, 5:00

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