BroadwayCon Announces "Speech & Debate" Panel
New York, NY (Dec. 19, 2016) – BroadwayCon® announced today that it will host a special Speech & Debate Panel on Saturday, January 28 at 12 PM at BroadwayCon 2017. The panel will feature an exclusive sneak peek of the film SPEECH & DEBATE based on Tony-Award winner Stephen Karam’s hit play, with surprise guests from the movie, and an exclusive musical preview only at BroadwayCon. Moderated by Darren Criss who has a cameo role in the film, the panel will include screenwriter Stephen Karam, film actors Sarah Steele, Liam James, Austin P. McKenzie, and Roger Bart, and producer Tom Rice.
Based on the critically acclaimed off-Broadway hit, Speech & Debate follows three teenagers brought together by a series of mishaps. Frustrated by the hypocrisy they see in their parents, teachers, and the entire school board, the unlikely trio set out to find a common truth and make their voices heard as they revive a defunct school club and take on the world. Blogging, blackmail, and Broadway belting drive the trio’s bond in this wickedly funny teen comedy.
BroadwayCon is theatre’s answer to comic-con, tailor made for fans. From January 27–29, 2017, join some of Broadway’s biggest fans, performers, and creators from classic and current shows as we gather at the incomparable Jacob K. Javits Convention Center to perform, discuss, debate, and celebrate theatre. BroadwayCon 2017 will feature panels, performances, interviews, workshops, singalongs, and more, all packed into an epic three-day weekend. Past panels have included previews from upcoming Broadway shows, conversations with the casts and creatives of this season’s hits, and discussions featuring the industry’s top producers and designers, not to mention the giant Opening Ceremony, the nighttime concerts, and the dance parties. BroadwayCon is produced by Mischief Management and Playbill. The BroadwayCon Artistic Director of Headline Programming is David Alpert.
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