Next weekend, the 2020 BroadwayCon will take over the New York Hilton Midtown hotel and I’ve had a number of announcements come through my email to share with you. The other items can be examined HERE in the event you are just joining us and now onto this latest bit of information about a truly record-breaking play.
The Press Release:
The Tony Award®?-winning play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has joined the Broadway 2020 lineup for an exclusive MainStage Spotlight Session on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The panel will feature James Snyder (Harry Potter), Jenny Jules (Hermione Granger), Matt Mueller (Ron Weasley), Jonno Roberts (Draco Malfoy), Diane Davis (Ginny Potter), Nicholas Podany (Albus Potter), Bubba Weiler (Scorpius Malfoy), and Nadia Brown (Rose Granger-Weasley) in conversation with moderator Melissa Anelli, CEO of Mischief Management and Co-Founder of BroadwayCon. Tickets are on sale now at BroadwayCon.com/register.
Following the Spotlight Session, BroadwayCon will also host an attendee-led meetup for fans of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Event attendees will also be able to see select pieces from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’s creation, including the set model, in the BroadwayCon Museum, open all weekend.
BroadwayCon gives fans and professionals an experience like no other, the chance to get a look behind the curtain at some of their favorite Broadway shows. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the most awarded new play in theatre history, winning 25 major US awards with six Tony Awards including Best Play.
Since 2016, BroadwayCon has been the premiere fan convention for all things Broadway. Highlights from previous years include show spotlights with the casts of 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 Altomare (2017, Anastasia), surprise appearances by Lin-Manuel Miranda (2017) and Kristin Chenoweth (2019), and so much more.
The BroadwayCon 2020 Schedule can be found at BroadwayCon.com/schedule and the special guest lineup can be found at BroadwayCon.com/guests.
About Harry Potter and the Cursed Child:
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Jack Thorne, directed by John Tiffany. The production is presented in two parts.
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and the father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
BroadwayCon is theatre’s answer to comic-con, tailor made for fans. From January 24-26, 2020, join some of Broadway’s biggest fans, performers, and creators from classic and current shows as we gather at the Hilton Midtown to perform, discuss, debate, and celebrate theatre. BroadwayCon 2020 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.
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Piercing Ken Thoughts: Though I’ve not seen this play, I am a fan of the “Harry Potter” franchise and all the joy that it has brought to its most ardent fanbase. Somehow, I really fell behind in the movies, but when I learn about specific toys related to the medium or other upcoming special features I try to be on point about them. What do you think about this news and are you officially going to BroadwayCon next weekend? Chime in down below in the comments section. See you next time.
Official Website: http://www.broadwaycon.com