BroadwayCon Reveals First-Look At The 2023 Programming Schedule

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The Press Release:
BroadwayCon has unveiled a first look at its programming schedule for BroadwayCon 2023. The BroadwayCon 2023 schedule features three days packed with events curated with Broadway’s biggest fans, performers, and creators in mind. BroadwayCon 2023 will take place July 21-23 at the New York Marriott Marquis. Tickets are available now at

This first preview of the schedule features over 80 hours of original programming, with more than 100 hours to be added in the coming weeks. BroadwayCon will host fan-led meetups for everyone from members of the LGBTQIA+ community to fans of the biggest Broadway shows, Show Spotlights and Reunions featuring the cast and creative teams, and much more. BroadwayCon will also offer the unique chance to catch a First Look at some of the most talked-about shows on Broadway in the upcoming season on Friday, July 21.

Autograph and photograph experiences presented by Audience Rewards are also available with select special guests. These experiences are available for presale for Platinum and Gold Pass holders and will be available to all BroadwayCon ticket holders on Tuesday, June 20 at 1 PM Eastern.

Schedule highlights include:

BroadwayCon First Look
1:15–2:15 PM
Join us at BroadwayCon’s First Look for an exclusive, can’t-miss showcase of performances from the most talked-about shows on Broadway! The First Look showcase is a BroadwayCon mainstay – this is where we first heard Jenn Corella sing “Me and the Sky”, where the Queens of SIX performed before their first Broadway preview, and so much more. Make sure you don’t miss this year’s amazing shows!

I Am An Islander: A Discussion Of Islanders In Theater
2:30–3:30 PM
People from the forgotten spots in the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, and Pacific Islands come together to celebrate famous Islanders in the theater industry, reflect on personal stories about what led each presenter to go into theater, and discuss what the industry can do in terms of safety and representation for Islander actors and crew.

After the Final Chandelier Falls
10:00–11:00 AM
Join some of the closing cast members of Phantom of the Opera as they tell stories, share what it was like leading up to closing and being a part of the longest running show in Broadway history.

Impressions of Broadway: Into The Woods
11:15–12:15 PM
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if Lin-Manuel Miranda played The Baker? What about if Kristen Chenowith was cast as The Witch? You might not SEE them at this panel, but if you come, you’ll definitely HEAR their voices when our talented panel of performers do their best impressions of well-known Broadway Celebrities as they sing song selections from “Into The Woods!”

BroadwayCon 2023 Star To Be
1:15–2:15 PM
Now in its 7th year, the BroadwayCon Star To Be competition is the premier Broadway fandom contest where performers compete for a chance to win an amazing array of prizes. Join us for this program as we hear from the best and brightest up and coming BroadwayCon talents!

Wig in a Box: A Queer Discussion on the Drag Roots of Theatre
3:45–4:45 PM
“Back in Shakespeare’s time, all the men wore dresses!” Now, how many times have you heard that phrase? Drag has always played a part in theatre, and it’s time to pay homage to that! Join Cesario Tirado-Ortiz, also known as Scam Likely, as they engage you in a zany, over the top presentation covering the history of drag and its relation to the art of pretending on stage.

Jukebox Musical Jam
12:15–1:15 PM
Come join us and your fellow jukebox fans to sing, dance, and take part in some fan-favorite jukebox musicals! From the sights of the Moulin Rouge to Juliet’s playlist, with at least one song that’s been on the radio and/or Spotify favorite!

BroadwayCon 2023 Cosplay Contest
1:15–2:15 PM
Join us as we celebrate the wonderful artistry of this community as we crown the winners of the 2023 Cosplay Contest! If you would like to register for the cosplay contest and for complete details, please follow this link:

Representation on the Road
2:30–3:30 PM
The musical ON YOUR FEET! THE STORY OF EMILIO AND GLORIA ESTEFAN was groundbreaking in its own right when it premiered in 2016, then-hailed as an example of bringing more diversity and inclusion to Broadway. Now, on the road in 2023, the second national tour has taken this foundation even further — with cast, crew and musicians representing more than 10 countries including Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, Chile and beyond. Director, choreographer and producer Luis Salgado will lead a discussion with Claudia Mulet (Associate Director, OYF second national tour), Gaby Albo (principal actor playing Gloria Estefan), and Holly Buczek, CSA. They will share their experiences with ON YOUR FEET! and other productions, and speak more broadly to how these ideas can unfold into future projects that strengthen representation in cast, crew and producers on the road.

The BroadwayCon 2023 Schedule can be found at Additional programming will be announced at a later date and is subject to change.

The BroadwayCon 2023 Special Guest lineup can be found at Additional guests will be announced at a later date.

Since 2016, BroadwayCon has been the premiere fan convention for all things Broadway. Highlights from previous years include show spotlights with the casts of A Strange Loop (2022), POTUS (2022), SIX (2020, 2022), Hamilton (2016, 2017), Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (2019), Mean Girls (2019), and Dear Evan Hansen (2017), reunions with the original casts of RENT (2016), and In The Heights (2018), performances by Sara Bareilles (2016, Waitress), Jenn Colella (2016, Come From Away), Christy Altomere (2017, Anastasia), appearances by Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton (2022), Lin-Manuel Miranda (2017) and Kristin Chenoweth (2019), and so much more.

About BroadwayCon: BroadwayCon is theatre’s answer to comic-con, tailor made for fans. From July 21-23, 2023, join some of Broadway’s biggest fans, performers, and creators from classic and current shows as we gather at the New York Marriott Marquis to perform, discuss, debate, and celebrate theatre. BroadwayCon 2023 will feature panels, performances, interviews, workshops, singalongs, and more, all packed into an epic 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, not to mention the giant Opening Celebration and nighttime fun and games. BroadwayCon is produced by Mischief Management.

For more information, please visit (linked below).

About Mischief Management: Mischief Management produces fan conventions focusing on community, content, and creativity. Since 2009, it has served nearly 200,000 fans, providing a fun, vibrant, and safe space to enjoy the things they love. Mischief Management’s event lineup includes Con of Thrones (for fans of Game of Thrones and the writings of George R.R. Martin), BroadwayCon (for fans of theatre and Broadway), LeakyCon (for fans of magical worlds), and PodcastCon (for podcast fans and creators). More information about each of Mischief Management’s events can be found at

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Piercing Ken Thoughts: This sounds like a solid bit of convention entertainment for sure. Now I’ve been going to BroadwayCon for a few years now and always manage to have a nice time and meet some super talented and creative people so I’m looking forward to joining in once again. Interested in attending folks who have a passion for theatre can still snag a ticket for one or all three days but don’t dally too long as this will sell out as it usually does. Last year this was held at the Manhattan Center and the nearby New Yorker Hotel but this time around its moved up closer to Broadway and that is fine by me since I didn’t like their using the other location at all. There was too much back and forth and I was exhausted but hey I’m a little older and get aches and pains if I push myself too hard but I digress. Folks who have only now just heard of the BroadwayCon are encouraged to visit the Official YouTube Channel for the website, as I captured the opening fanfare and did about a dozen vendor interviews. See you next time my friends.


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