A Preview of BroadwayCon 2017 in New York City

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

After the success of last year's inaugural event, despite the extreme weather conditions in late January, BroadwayCon returns to New York City this week, taking place at the Javits Center from January 27 to 29, 2017.

Last year's convention was staged at the New York Hilton Midtown hotel, with 5,000 tickets up for grabs. Promoters have moved the event to the much larger venue of the Javits Center this year, which can house a capacity of more than 15,000 fans.

The three-day convention promises to be a must-see for theatre fans, with an extensive programme of panel discussions, live performances and meet & greets, as well as a marketplace to purchase Broadway tickets and merchandise.

Here is a list of some of the special guests scheduled to attend, who can also currently be seen performing on Broadway:

(Representing Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812)

- JOSH GROBAN

- DENÉE BENTON

- BRITTAIN ASHFORD

- GELSEY BELL

- AMBER GRAY

- GRACE MCLEAN

- PAUL PINTO

- LUCAS STEELE

(Representing Kinky Boots)

- TODRICK HALL

(Representing Dear Evan Hansen)

- BEN PLATT

(Representing In Transit)

- JAMES SNYDER

(Representing Hamilton)

- JAVIER MUÑOZ

- BRANDON VICTOR DIXON

- MANDY GONZALEZ

- LEXI LAWSON

- TARAN KILLAM

- SETH STEWART

- JORDAN FISHER

- J. QUINTON JOHNSON

- BRYAN TERRELL CLARK

- MICHAEL LUWOYE

BroadwayCon 2017 will also welcome a host of Broadway alumni, veterans and legends as special guests. Here's a selection of performers to look out for:

- WHOOPI GOLDBERG

- CHITA RIVERA

- JOEL GREY

- DARREN CRISS

- JEREMY JORDAN

- KELLI O'HARA

- DONNA MURPHY (Hello, Dolly!)

- DANNY BURSTEIN

- LENA HALL

- LESLI MARGHERITA

- LAURA OSNES (Bandstand)

- COREY COTT (Bandstand)

- OKIERIETE ONOADAWAN

- ANTHONY RAPP

- LACHANZE

- ANDREA MCARDLE

- JUDY KUHN

- MICHAEL CERVERIS

- ALICE RIPLEY

- REED BIRNEY

- SANTINO FONTANA

- CELIA KEENAN-BOLGER

- CHRISTY ALTOMARE (Anastasia)

- DEREK KLENA (Anastasia)

- MELISSA ERRICO

- TONY YAZBECK

- REBECCA NAOMI JONES (Significant Other)

- GIDEON GLICK (Significant Other)

- BARBARA BARRIE (Significant Other)

- SAS GOLDBERG (Significant Other)

- LINDSAY MENDEZ (Significant Other)

- CHRISTOPHER JACKSON

- LISA HOWARD

- ANN HARADA

- ROGER BART

- JENN COLELLA (Come From Away)

- ERIC ANDERSON

There will also be a large variety of creatives at the convention including theatre directors such as JULIE TAYMOR, MARTIN CHARNIN, KATHLEEN MARSHALL, TRIP CULLMAN, DES MCANUFF, TINA LANDAU, and DANIEL GOLDSTEIN, alongside such writers as BENJ PASEK, JUSTIN PAUL, KRISTIN ANDERSON-LOPEZ, JAMES-ALLEN FORD, SARA WORDSWORTH, RUSS KAPLAN, SETH RUDETSKY and THOMAS MEEHAN.

Our writer Stan Friedman will be in attendance, so look out for his report from BroadwayCon 2017 here next week. To read Stan's report from last year's convention, click HERE.

Be sure to check out the official website for the full schedule of panels and workshops.

Tickets are priced at either $95 (for a single day pass on either Friday, Saturday or Sunday) or $250 (for a whole 3-day weekend pass).

 

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