More than 15,000 theatre fans expected at BroadwayCon 2017 to be held Jan. 27-29 at New York City’s Jacob Javits Center
NEW YORK, April 7, 2016 – BroadwayCon, the hugely successful convention and fan-fest for theatregoers and Broadway enthusiasts returns to New York for its second annual convention. The event brings the Broadway community and theater fans together for three unforgettable days of programming, performances and celebrations. The event will once again be presented in partnership with Mischief Management and Playbill.
BroadwayCon will be held Jan. 27-29, 2017 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, with more than 15,000 theater fans expected to attend, triple the amount of its inaugural year, which sold-out at 5,000 attendees. Tickets go on pre-sale to returning attendees April 8 and to the general public April 11. Tickets, special hotel rates and more information is available at BroadwayCon.com.
BroadwayCon 2017 features programming with BroadwayCon co-founder Anthony Rapp, Kelli O’Hara, Cynthia Nixon, Christopher Jackson, Christine Ebersole, Santino Fontana, Norm Lewis, Ana Gasteyer, LaChanze, Des McAnuff, Seth Rudetsky, Blake Ross, Jonathan Groff, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Lena Hall, Lisa Howard, Lorin Latarro, Laura Osnes, Lesli Margherita, Alex Brightman, Jenn Colella, Christopher Gattelli, Marc Kudish, Geneva Carr, Beowulf Boritt, Kathleen Marshall, Max von Essen and many more to be announced over the coming months.
“Response to the first installment of BroadwayCon was beyond anything we could have ever expected and moving to the Javits Center will enable us to accommodate a lot more people as well as have space for additional programming and events,” said Melissa Anelli, co-executive director of Mischief Management, LLC. “We are fortunate that BroadwayCon has been embraced by the entire Broadway community and are working to create an event that is exciting, compelling and meaningful.”
“The inaugural BroadwayCon received such extraordinary enthusiasm from our industry and its fans that we immediately started planning a bigger and better BroadwayCon for year two. The endeavor proved to be one of those rare, one-of-a-kind experiences – much like theatre itself. We look forward to capturing lightning in a bottle once again come January,” said Philip Birsh, CEO and President of Playbill.
BroadwayCon is the first convention of its kind bringing theatre-lovers and theatre-makers together to for a fully-immersive experience in all things Broadway. More than 150 hours of specialty programming will be available to attendees with actors, musicians, dancers, choreographers, directors, producers, writers, journalists and designers hosting myriad performances, panels, workshops, meet-and-greets, sing-alongs, late-night events, cosplay gatherings and more during the course of the three-day event. The BroadwayCon 2017 Marketplace will provide a one-stop-shop for show goods and merchandise, CDs/DVDs, books and limited edition BroadwayCon merchandise. Unlike other fan conventions, all autographs and photo opportunities are free to all attendees with the ticket price covering the entire experience.
Once again, a portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA).
Playbill® is the preeminent destination for all things theatre and is an internationally known symbol of the arts since 1884. Over 3.5 million Playbill Magazines a month can be found in theatres and classical arts venues throughout the country. Playbill.com was established in 1994, and has since grown to become the leading source of theatre information on the web. Playbill.com’s suite of online offerings including Playbill EDU, Playbillder, PlaybillPro and more. Other Playbill live experiences include Playbill Travel and its Broadway on the High Seas cruise series currently operating in Italy, France and the Caribbean in 2017. For more information visit playbill.com.
Mischief Management, LLC develops and produces events and conventions around the world that are created for specific interest groups. Among the shows currently operated by the company are BroadwayCon, the ultimate theater fan experience; GeekyCon, celebrating fantasy film, television and young adult books; and LeakyCon, the largest and most recognized Harry Potter fan event. More information is available at MischiefManagement.com.