“Broadwaying harder than we’ve ever Broadway’d before!” – Day One at BroadwayCon

Posted on January 28, 2017 by Jordan


Oh, what a beautiful morning! The curtain rose on BroadwayCon 2017 and the first day was non-stop packed with exciting programming throughout the day. From dance and comedy workshops to the first chance to pick up unique theatre merch in the Marketplace, there was something to keep everyone busy.

The day started with panels on professional skills for actors (or those interested in the business!), including a “Self-Tape Seminar” and “It’s Called Showbiz, Not ShowArt.” Some lucky attendees were also lucky enough to observe or participate in our first dance workshop of the weekend! And we don’t want to alarm you, but things certainly got dramatic at the “Fight Directing” panel.

Learning to fake fight at #broadwaycon much fun!

A photo posted by Theater Pimp (@theaterpimp) on


A few of Broadway’s brightest also joined us to tell the stories of stepping into the shoes of some of theatre’s most beloved characters. Melissa Errico shared songs and stories about what inspires her in theatre. We even had a panel on Ragtime to discuss its present and its history, and how both behind the scenes and in the audience, the musical has brought all kinds of people together.

As we entered the afternoon, the Marketplace Stage became the heart of BroadwayCon, hosting Q&As with Alice Ripley and Anthony Rosenthal, as well as musical performances. The Audience Rewards Autograph and Photograph area was particularly popular! This was where attendees could meet and interact with some of their favorite stars. And it wouldn’t be BroadwayCon without a live recording of “BroadwayCon: The Podcast.” Patrick Hinds and friends gave listeners inspiration on different ways they could be involved and present in the community, even when they’re not onstage.

And what about our first singalong of the weekend? Well, let’s just say we definitely heard the people sing!

In the evening, we kicked off BroadwayCon with an inspirational show. The cast—including special guests Alice Ripley and James Monroe Iglehart—wowed us all from beginning to end. We honored the late Carrie Fisher and proved that there is no silencing the theatre community, now or ever! We laughed, we cried, and we certainly left feeling empowered to shape our reality into the colorful, musical world we want to live in.

Next, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 launched us into our evening programming as they returned for a second year. With a cast featuring leading talent like Denée Benton and Josh Groban, it’s no surprise that this show is currently one of the hottest tickets on Broadway!


The BroadwayCon Cabaret featured some of the industry’s greatest composers and actors singing their favorite songs from the shows we all love. Fredi Walker-Browne moved us all with “Follow Your Road” by Pauline Wilson and Carolee Carmello closed with “Don’t Rain on My Parade.”

We returned to the pride with the “20 Years on Pride Rock” panel where the show’s director, Julie Taymor, shared memories of the creation of The Lion King. 

And that wasn’t the only show tonight that had us feeling nostalgic! We were joined by members of the original cast and creative team from Annie for their 40th anniversary. There certainly seem to be infinite tomorrows for this timeless musical!

Don’t Quit Your Night Job brought an improv show that kept the laughs coming. Guests like Betsy Wolfe and Lisa Howard helped to keep the surprises coming. The musical stylings of Loose Cattle closed out this spectacular first day.

Check out our recap video below to see BroadwayCon 2017 in action—or click here to get tickets to join us in person!

Please read our Terms and Conditions carefully before using BroadwayCon.com. BroadwayCon.com is free to use, and by using BroadwayCon.com, you the user are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms of use. After reviewing this, if you do not agree to our terms and conditions, then please do not use BroadwayCon.com.


You agree to the terms and conditions outlined in this Terms and Conditions Agreement (hereinafter “Agreement”) with respect to BroadwayCon.com (hereinafter “the website”). This Agreement constitutes the entire and only agreement between us and you, and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous agreements, representations, warranties and understandings with respect to the website, its content, services provided by or listed on the website, and the subject matter of this Agreement. This Agreement may be amended by us at any time without specific notice to you. The latest Agreement will be posted on the Site, and you should review this Agreement prior to using the Site.


The content, organization, graphics, design, and other matters related to the website are protected under applicable copyrights and other proprietary laws, including but not limited to intellectual property laws. The copying, reproduction, use, modification or publication by you of any such matters or any part of the website without our express prior written permission is strictly prohibited.


We reserve the right in our sole discretion, without any notice to you, to delete or modify any documents, information, or other content appearing on the website, including this Agreement.


You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold us, our officers, our employees, our volunteers, and our partners harmless from any and all liability, loss, damages, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, related to your violation of this Agreement or use of the website.


The content and services from the website are provided “as is” and “as available,” and all warranties, express or implied are disclaimed, including but not limited to the disclaimer of any implied warranties of title, non-infringement, quality, and fitness for a particular purpose with respect to the website and any site with which it is linked. The content and services may contain errors, problems, or other limitations. We have no liability whatsoever for you use of any content or services, particularly, but not limited to, any consequential, incidental, or indirect damages, including damages for loss of business, loss of profits, or other loss of money, whether based on breach of contract, breach of warranty, negligence, product liability, or otherwise, even when advised of the possibility of such damages. This website and its content would not be provided without such limitations. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from us through the website shall create any representation or warranty not expressly stated in this Agreement. All materials on the website are provided for general information purposes and do not constitute professional advice. It is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy and completeness of all information available on the website and any site to which it is linked.


All responsibility or liability for any damages caused by viruses contained within the electronic file containing the form or document is disclaimed. We are not liable for any incidental, special or consequential damages of any kind that may result from use of or inability to use the site.

Third-Party Websites

All rules, terms and conditions, other policies (including privacy policies), and operating procedures of third-party websites will apply while using such websites. We are not responsible for the content or opinions express in such websites, and such websites are not monitored for accuracy or completeness by us. The inclusion of any linked website does not imply approval or endorsement by us. If you decide to leave the website and access a third-party site, then you do so at your own risk.


All suggestions, ideas, notes, and other information you may send to us (collectively, "Submissions") shall be deemed our sole property and shall not be subject to any obligation of confidence on our part. We shall be deemed to own all rights of every kind and nature regarding the Submissions and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the Submissions for any purpose, without compensation to the provider of the Submissions.

Changes to our Terms and Conditions

If we decide to change our Terms and Conditions, then we will post those changes on this page, and update the policy modification date below.

This policy was last modified on November 16, 2013.

Please read our Privacy Policy carefully before using BroadwayCon.com. BroadwayCon.com is free to use, and by using BroadwayCon.com, you the user are agreeing to comply with and be bound by this policy. After reviewing this policy, if you do not agree to it, then please do not use BroadwayCon.com.

Collection of Information

We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, or subscribe to our email updates. When registering or placing an order on our site, you may be asked to enter your name, e-mail address, mailing address, telephone phone number, or credit card information. However, you are free to visit our site anonymously.

Use of Information

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

To process your orders:
To send email updates;
To improve our website based on the information and feedback we receive from you; and
To improve customer service by responding more effectively to your requests.

Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.

The email address you provide may be used to send you information pertaining to any orders you place, as well as email updates.

In case you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails from us, we have include unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

Protection of Information

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information.

We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, and then encrypted into our payment gateway provider’s database. It may only be accessed by individuals with special access rights to these systems, all of whom are required to keep this information confidential.

After a transaction, your private information, including your credit card number, will not be stored on our servers.

Disclosure of Information

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. However, we may disclose this information to trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, as long as these parties agree to keep your information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe such release is appropriate to comply with the law, to enforce our site policies, or to protect our or others’ rights, property, or safety. Non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.


We use cookies to understand and to save your preferences for future visits, to keep track of advertisements, and to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction, so that we can offer better site experiences in the future.

Third Party Links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. However, we seek to protect the integrity of our site, and we welcome any feedback about these sites at help@BroadwayCon.com.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act). Our website, products, and services are all directed to people who are at least thirteen years old or older.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, then we will post those changes on this page, and update the policy modification date below.

This policy was last modified on November 16, 2013.