BroadwayCon Announces Initial Programming for Industry Day

Anthony Rapp is one of the creators of BroadwayCon, which just announced an initial slate of panels for its Industry Day.

Anthony Rapp is one of the creators of BroadwayCon, which just announced an initial slate of panels for its Industry Day.
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BroadwayCon announced initial programming for BroadwayCon Industry Day. Curated by the digital marketing firm Situation, BroadwayCon Industry Day will bring together industry leaders and professionals with a wide array of expertise to discuss new and inventive ways to foster the Broadway fan experience.

Three panels are scheduled so far: one facilitated by Broadway producer and Mashable chief operating officer Mike Kriak, another led by Broadway producer and sports entrepreneur Brisa Trinchero, and yet another facilitated by Broadway producer and technology entrepreneur Tim Kashani. For more details about the panels, click here.

Additional panels, curators, and keynotes will be announced later. The daylong forum for industry professionals will take place on Thursday, January 25, 2018, at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan.

Previously announced special guests include co-creator Anthony Rapp, as well as Christy Altomare, Alessandra Baldacchino, Nicholas Barasch, Laura Benanti, William Berloni, Griffin Birney, Heidi Blickenstaff, Stephanie J. Block, Sierra Boggess, Alex Brightman, Andrea Burns, Liz Callaway, Ben Cameron, Carolee Carmello, Donna Lynne Champlin, Adam Chanler-Berat, Andrew Chappelle, Jenn Colella, Lilli Cooper, Veanne Cox, Janet Dacal, Ariana DeBose, Ben Fankhauser, Drew Gasparini, Gideon Glick, Annie Golden, Randy Graff, Molly Hager, Lennon Nate Hammond, Ann Harada, Rodney Hicks, Patrick Hinds, Noah Hinsdale, Emma Hunton, Georgi James, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Maggie Keenan-Bolger, Chad Kimball, Derek Klena, Michael John LaChiusa, Raymond J. Lee, Sydney Lucas, Rick Lyon, Lesli Margherita, Chris McCarrell, Ruthie Ann Miles, Zell Steele Morrow, Donna Murphy, Kelli O’Hara, Laura Osnes, Bryce Pinkham, Gabriella Pizzolo, Anthony Rosenthal, Pierson Salvador, Kyle Scatliffe, Alexandra Silber, Leigh Silverman, James Snyder, Oscar Williams, and Doug Wright. Additional special guests will be announced at a later date.

BroadwayCon, taking place at the Jacob Javits Center January 26-28, 2018, will feature panels, performances, interviews, workshops, sing-alongs, and more, all packed into a three-day weekend. Past panels have included previews from upcoming Broadway shows, conversations with the casts and creatives of this season’s hits, and discussions featuring the industry’s top producers and designers. BroadwayCon is produced by Mischief Management.

For tickets and more information on BroadwayCon, click here.

Join Ghostlight Project TONIGHT!

IMG_8693.PNGTONIGHT, January 19 at 5:30 PM

On January 19, 2017 at 5:30 pm in each time zone across the country, members of the theatre community (from Broadway to regional theatres to high schools and colleges and community theatres) will gather in front of theatres and art spaces to launch The Ghostlight Project. This collective action will signify an ongoing commitment to social justice in the coming years, taking a variety of forms and actions for individual artists and institutions.

Inspired by the tradition of leaving a “ghost light” on in a darkened theater, artists and communities will make or renew a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone—regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

Many of you already serve as models for people newer to community engagement. We need not be uniform, but should be united as a field in championing our values. Continue to work daily/weekly/monthly for social justice in your world.

CLICK HERE to see Ghostlight Project’s website for host theaters around the country.

Here’s an incomplete list of New York City “hubs” you are welcome to join tonight at 5:30pm:

Midtown Manhattan
Times Square (on the red steps) and the ART/New York Theatres, 53rd Street/10th Avenue

Downtown Manhattan
The Public Theater and HERE Arts Center

Uptown Manhattan
The National Black Theatre

Downtown Brooklyn
The steps of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)

Bushwick, Brooklyn
Bushwick Starr

The Ghostlight Project is: Claudia Alick, Saheem Ali, Daniel Beaty, Alexandra Billings, Sammi Cannold, P. Carl, Rachel Chavkin, Lear deBessonet, Sarah Flamm, Rachel Hauck, David Henry Hwang, Christine Jones, Moisés Kaufman, Mia Katigbak, Jenny Koons, Lisa Kron, Tina Landau, Lorin Latarro, Zhailon Livingston, Rebecca Martinez, Jennifer McGrath, Okieriete Onaodowan, Lisa Peterson, Sam Pinkleton, Clint Ramos, Randy Reyes, Leigh Silverman, Kristyn Smith, Jeanine Tesori, Liesl Tommy, Stephanie Ybarra, David Zinn, and YOU.

For more information and to sign up
to participate, please visit: