BroadwayCon has announced the initial schedule for its July conference. The convention, which has been twice delayed due to COVID-19, will take place July 8–10 at the Manhattan Center and The New Yorker Hotel. The weekend-long event combines live performances, panels, Q&A's, and contests, and has been a fan staple since 2016.
This year, A Strange Loop, POTUS, Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, SIX: The Musical, and Beetlejuice will be highlighted, among others.
Panels will be conducted by Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series), Aaron Albano (Hamilton, Newsies), Anthony Rapp (RENT, Star Trek: Discovery), Ben Cameron (Wicked, Footloose), Cha Ramos (Company, Dom Juan), David Connolly, Erin Quill (Avenue Q, Dave), Evan Ruggiero (Bastard Jones, Baby), Fredi Walker-Browne (RENT, Let the Chips Fall Where They May), Gillian Pensavalle (The Hamilcast, True Crime Obsessed), Brendon Henderson (Wait in the Wings), Grey Henson (Mean Girls, The Book of Mormon), Ilana Levine (You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown), Isabelle McCalla (The Prom, Aladdin), Jelani Remy (Ain’t Too Proud, Lion King), Jenn Colella (Come From Away, If/Then), Jennifer Ashley Tepper (Be More Chill, Feinstein’s/54 Below), and Playbill's Margaret Hall.
Additional panels will feature John McGinty (Children of a Lesser God), Joseph Travers (Bronx Bombers), Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, Fiddler on the Roof), L Morgan Lee (A Strange Loop, The Danish Girl), Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Dames at Sea), Maybe Burke (Ramy, Awakafine is Nora from Queens), Michael Kushner, Nik Walker (Ain’t Too Proud, Hamilton), Robert Westley (Hamlet, A Bronx Tale), Ryann Redmond (Frozen, If/Then), Sergio Trujillo (Ain’t Too Proud, Memphis), Sydney Mesher (Radio City Rockettes), Thayne Jasperson (Hamilton, Newsies), Tina Satter (Is This a Room), and Will Roland (Be More Chill, Dear Evan Hansen).
"After nearly two and a half years, we're so excited to come together again. The joy and creativity of this community is unlike anything else and we can't wait to welcome everyone back for another BroadwayCon,” says Melissa Anelli, CEO & Founder of Mischief Management, who organize the convention.
Additional programming sessions will be announced throughout the month. For more information, please visit BroadwayCon.com.