Scenes From BroadwayCon 2017

“This has been a tough week, but we’re in a safe space,” said one of the organizers of BroadwayCon 2017, the second annual convention of theater fans, this time held in the Jacob Javits Convention Center.

Click on the photographs to see them enlarged. Some have captions.
Also below, four videos:
The Great Comet cast sings — for 30 seconds
Josh Groban talks (for longer)
Doug Wright on how he adapted the story of cosmetics rivals into the musical “War Paint.” (More videos as I process them.)
BroadwayCon fans wallop a half dozen fight directors (on their instruction.)

Cast member Gelsey Bell explains what this is about: “It’s a little pre-show ritual for Brittain and I that started with Pippa when we were doing Comet at Ars Nova. Now we still do it before all Comet and GQ shows. We make up new harmonies every time we sing it and it just kind of gets us smiling and singing and ready to perform. Has never been intended for an audience!”

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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