BroadwayCon, the first convention for Broadway fans, will take over the New York Hilton Midtown hotel from Friday to Sunday for a weekend of one-of-a-kind panels, performances and workshops sure to satisfy any theater lover.
Over 150 of Broadway’s best actors and creatives are expected to appear, including Jeremy Jordan (“Newsies”), Krysta Rodriguez (“Spring Awakening”) and Darren Criss (“Hedwig and the Angry Inch”).
The convention was co-created by Anthony Rapp (“If/Then”) who says he wanted an event to spend quality time with those who love Broadway most. “This is the convention that this community deserves,” Rapp wrote.
Rapp and other original cast members of “Rent” will reunite to discuss the creation of the Tony-winning musical, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this week.
“Hamilton” will be well-represented, with a mainstage panel including Lin-Manuel Miranda Miranda, Leslie Odom, Jr., Renée Elise Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo, Daveed Diggs, Christopher Jackson and Jonathan Groff -- all on hand to discuss the musical’s history-making run.
Panels will include everything from discussions about diversity on Broadway to behind-the-scenes looks at shows like “Fun Home,” “Fiddler on the Roof” and “The King and I.” There are also a number technical conversations around sound design, choreography, theater criticism and non-profit theater.
Ticket buyers can partake in free autograph and picture sessions, sing-alongs and purchase one-of-a-kind merchandise and collectables. A portion of all proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
For more information and tickets, visit broadwaycon.com.