A New York Theatre Guide to... BroadwayCon 2020!
Here's all you need to know about this year's convention for Broadway's most loyal fans...
It's time to dust off those Wicked, Hamilton and Cats costumes, theatre fans! Yes, the biggest fan convention dedicated to all things Broadway opens its doors tomorrow to once again delight you die-hard aficionados all weekend long and we've got our guide to all the highlights of BroadwayCon 2020 right here for you...
Where and when is BroadwayCon 2020?
This year, BroadwayCon returns to the New York Hilton Midtown (at 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019) in Manhattan. The convention begins at 8am tomorrow morning, January 24, 2020 and ends around 5:15pm on Sunday, January 26, 2020. It will be open from 8am to approx. 10:15pm tomorrow, from 8am to approx. 10pm on Saturday and from 8am to approx. 5:15pm on Sunday.
Which Broadway stars can you expect to see at BroadwayCon 2020?
The list of Broadway stars attending reads like a "Who's Who" for keen theatregoers. Here are just a few of the names to expect at this year's convention:
Kelli O'Hara (Broadway superstar and Tony Award winner), Alex Brightman (current Tony-nominated star of Beetlejuice), Danny Burstein and Aaron Tveit (current stars of Moulin Rouge! The Musical), Andrew Barth Feldman and Alex Boniello (who conclude their respective Broadway runs in Dear Evan Hansen this weekend), Jordan Fisher (Broadway's next Evan Hansen), Reeve Carney and Eva Noblezada (current stars of Hadestown), Mandy Gonzalez (current Angelica Schuyler in Hamilton), Justin Guarini ("American Idol" favorite and Wicked alum), Arielle Jacobs (Broadway's current Princess Jasmine in Aladdin), Jay Armstrong Johnson (On the Town and The Phantom of the Opera alum), Leslie Kritzer and Kerry Butler (Beetlejuice standouts), Judy Kuhn (4-time Tony Award nominee and Fun Home favorite), Josh Lamon and Lesli Margherita (current stars of Emojiland), Taylor Louderman (2018 Tony nominee for Mean Girls), Ginna Claire Mason (Broadway's current Glinda in Wicked), Rob McClure (upcoming star of Mrs. Doubtfire), Donna Murphy (2-time Tony Award winner), Kyle Scatliffe (currently starring as Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird), Christopher Sieber (The Prom and Matilda The Musical standout), James Snyder (currently playing the titular role of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway), Elizabeth Stanley (Jagged Little Pill standout), and Mary Testa (Tony-nominated last year for Oklahoma!), among many others.
What are set to be some of the highlights of BroadwayCon 2020?
This year's Spotlight panels are bound to pack Broadway fans into The Grand Ballroom once again, so don't miss out on the following:
Moulin Rouge! The Musical - Friday, January 24 at 4:15pm
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Saturday, January 25 at 10am
Beetlejuice - Saturday, January 25 at 11:15am
Mrs. Doubtfire - Saturday, January 25 at 3pm
Dear Evan Hansen - Sunday, January 26 at 10am
Hadestown - Sunday, January 26 at 11:15am
Jagged Little Pill - Sunday, January 26 at 12:30pm
SIX - Sunday, January 26 at 1:45pm
Other highlights of this year's convention on Friday could include the BroadwayCon Kick-Off (1:45pm), the BroadwayCon 2020 First Look (2:30pm), Moulin Rouge! The Musical Cast Members Autograph Session (3pm), BroadwayCon Feud (5:30pm), and BroadwayCon Jukebox (9:15pm).
Our picks for Saturday are BroadwayCon Star to Be (12:30pm), SIX Beginner Dance Workshop (2pm), TV Spotlight: "Soundtrack" (3pm), BroadwayCon Cabaret (4:15pm), Kelli O'Hara Autograph Session (4:15pm), SIX Singalong (5:30pm), BroadwayCon Blizzard Party Line (6:30pm), BroadwayCon Ultimate Trivia Challenge with Ben Cameron (7:45pm), and BroadwayCon Game Night (8:30pm)
Finally, Sunday's highlights include Alice by Heart: From Stage to Page (10am), Come From Away Beginner Dance Workshop (12pm), BroadwayCon Cosplay Contest (3pm), TV Spotlight: "Katy Keene" (3pm), and BroadwayCon Lip Sync Battle (4:15pm).
How do I get tickets to BroadwayCon 2020?
To access tickets from $80 for BroadwayCon and for a full schedule of events, please check the convention's official website here.
The New York Theatre Guide would like to wish all of Broadway's gorgeous and dedicated fans, who are attending over the weekend, a fun-filled, safe and, above all, happy BroadwayCon!
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