BroadwayCon – What To Expect

The third annual BroadwayCon, conceived by Anthony Rapp and fashioned after ComicCon, runs this Friday to Sunday at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Those attending really need to check out the BroadwayCon website (or app) in advance, especially the schedule

The biggest events, the ones on the Main Stage, include the opening ceremony, the 10th reunion of In The Heights, and “show spotlights” on Chicago and Frozen (on Friday afternoon), Dear Evan Hansen, SpongeBob Squarepants, and The Band’s Visit (Saturday), Come From Away (Sunday)

But that doesn’t give you a sense of the size of this thing — there are 238 people (by my count) participating in the various panels or sessions, many of them familiar faces, such as these:

Just walking around offers its own thrills — all the vendors and swag and fans in costume

Below are photographs and videos from the first two BroadwayCons.

 

Hamilton at BroadwayCon: Weirdest Stage Door Experiences

Lin-Manuel Miranda on Politics Then and Now

Theater Fan vs. Theater Goer

The cast of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 sings for 30 seconds

Josh Groban on Making His Broadway Debut in Great Comet

Jordan Fisher on Making His Broadway Debut in Hamilton

Whack! BroadwayCon fans wallop Fight Directors

How Amber Iman Created Broadway for Black Lives Matter and Broadway Advocacy Coalition

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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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