In advance of the full schedule, BroadwayCon is pleased to announce three new panels for BroadwayCon 2018. From exploring the challenges of playing real people to critiquing works from other time periods and much more, BroadwayCon programming will offer something for everyone. BroadwayCon returns to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Friday, January 26 through Sunday, January 28, 2018. Tickets for BroadwayCon 2018 are available for purchase now at www.BroadwayCon.com/register.
Playing Real People
Character study can be really important. Actors write elaborate backstories for their characters that inform the choices they make onstage. But what about when that character is a real person? Hear from people involved in translating real-life stories to the stage about the extra challenges and rewards that come from telling a true story.
To BFA or not to BFA…
Join theatre professionals from all backgrounds as they discuss their paths from high school graduation to today. Hear their thoughts on which degree programs worked for them, why they chose their schools, and what they’d do differently if they could do it all again.
Your Fave is Problematic
Fans of classic (and even modern) works of art often find themselves in a bind: A show with a gorgeous score or a hilarious monologue doesn’t meet 2018’s standards for what’s appropriate in terms of race, gender, or sexuality. We’ll put our heads together and discuss how to judge works created in another time period and how we can appreciate them while remaining cognizant of the elements we shouldn’t replicate today.
Previously announced Special Guests include Co-Creator Anthony Rapp, as well as Christy Altomare, Alessandra Baldacchino, Nicholas Barasch, Laura Benanti, William Berloni, Griffin Birney, Heidi Blickenstaff, Stephanie J. Block, Sierra Boggess, Alex Brightman, Andrea Burns, Liz Callaway, Ben Cameron, Carolee Carmello, Donna Lynne Champlin, Adam Chanler-Berat, Andrew Chappelle, Jenn Colella, Lilli Cooper, Veanne Cox, Janet Dacal, Ariana DeBose, Ben Fankhauser, Drew Gasparini, Gideon Glick, Annie Golden, Randy Graff, Molly Hager, Lennon Nate Hammond, Ann Harada, Rodney Hicks, Patrick Hinds, Noah Hinsdale, Emma Hunton, Georgi James, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Maggie Keenan-Bolger, Chad Kimball, Derek Klena, Michael John LaChiusa, Raymond J. Lee, Sydney Lucas, Rick Lyon, Lesli Margherita, Chris McCarrell, Ruthie Ann Miles, Zell Steele Morrow, Donna Murphy, Kelli O’Hara, Laura Osnes, Bryce Pinkham, Gabriella Pizzolo, Anthony Rosenthal, Pierson Salvador, Kyle Scatliffe, Alexandra Silber, Leigh Silverman, James Snyder, Oscar Williams, and Doug Wright. Additional Special Guests will be announced at a later date.
BroadwayCon is theatre’s answer to comic-con, tailor made for fans. From January 26–28, 2018, join some of Broadway’s biggest fans, performers, and creators from classic and current shows as we gather at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center to perform, discuss, debate, and celebrate theatre. BroadwayCon 2018 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, nighttime concerts, and dance parties. BroadwayCon is produced by Mischief Management. The BroadwayCon Artistic Director of Headline Programming is David Alpert.
About Mischief Management
Mischief Management produces fan conventions focusing on community, content, and creativity. Since 2009, it has served tens of thousands of fans, providing a fun, vibrant, and safe space to enjoy the things they love. Mischief Management’s event lineup includes Con of Thrones (for fans of Game of Thrones and the writings of George R.R. Martin), and BroadwayCon (for fans of theatre and Broadway), and LeakyCon (for fans of Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World). Mischief Management produces AlienCon 2018 on behalf of A+E Networks. More information about each of Mischief Management’s events can be found at www.MischiefManagement.com.