Hey my friends, so as you might have heard me mention recently, I had pitched our interest in attending the upcoming BroadwayCon for “The Chronicles” and having just been given clearance, I am getting more and more announcements about the event (others can be examined by clicking HERE). I’d love to see a number of you there so let’s examine this latest news about a sure to be interesting panel
The Press Release:
Jordan Fisher and Andrew Barth Feldman, stars of the Tony® Award-winning Dear Evan Hansen, join the BroadwayCon 2020 lineup for an exclusive panel moderated by People’s Dave Quinn for attendees about playing the iconic role of Evan Hansen on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 10 a.m. Tickets are on sale now at BroadwayCon.com/register.
After making his Broadway debut as Evan in January 2019, Feldman will take his final bow in the hit show on January 26 and Fisher (Hamilton, “RENT Live,” “Grease Live!”) begins performances in the title role on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.
Feldman has attended BroadwayCon as a fan of Broadway since 2016. He is a “BroadwayCon Blizzard Survivor,” 2018 Lip Sync Contest winner, and as the 2018 Jimmy Award winner, performed during the BroadwayCon 2019 First Look contest, just a few weeks before he stepped into the title role in Dear Evan Hansen.
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 Barielles (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.
In addition, BroadwayCon Industry Day, curated by Situation, will return for its third year on January 24, 2020. Tickets for BroadwayCon Industry Day include access to all Industry Day and BroadwayCon programming on Friday, January 24.
The BroadwayCon 2020 Schedule can be found at BroadwayCon.com/schedule. Additional programming will be announced at a later date and is subject to change.
The BroadwayCon 2020 Special Guest lineup can be found at BroadwayCon.com/guests. Additional guests will be announced at a later date.
About Dear Evan Hansen:
The winner of six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Dear Evan Hansen features a book by Tony Award-winner Steven Levenson, a score by Academy Award, and Tony & Grammy Award-winning composers Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, and direction by 4-time Tony® Award nominee Michael Greif. The show opened at the Music Box Theatre on December 4, 2016 and recently celebrated three years on Broadway. In addition to the Broadway production, a record-breaking North American tour is now in its second year, and Dear Evan Hansen premiered to critical acclaim in London at the Noel Coward Theatre on November 19. The Grammy Award-winning Original Broadway Cast Recording of Dear Evan Hansen produced by Atlantic Records, was released in February 2017, making an extraordinary debut on the Billboard 200 and entering the chart at #8 – the highest charting debut position for an original cast album since 1961 – and went on to win the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album and hit Gold Record status, a rare feat for a Cast Recording.
Andrew Barth Feldman made his Broadway debut at the age of sixteen in the title role in Dear Evan Hansen, after winning the 2018 Roger Rees Awards and National High School Musical Theatre (Jimmy) Award.
Jordan Fisher is a multifaceted artist whose abilities as an actor, singer/songwriter, dancer, choreographer and musician span from TV to music, Broadway and film. Jordan recently wrapped filming for the Netflix dance comedy “Work It” with Sabrina Carpenter and Liza Koshy and will star in the fandom anticipated sequel “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” starring alongside Noah Centime and Lana Condor. Fisher is currently the voice of ‘Seahawk’ in Netflix’s reboot of the classic animated series “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power,” as well as ‘Finley’ in the upcoming Netflix series “Archibald’s Next Big Thing.” Outside of the entertainment realm, Jordan is an avid gamer and streaming partner on Twitch. Fisher streams on the platform with some of the biggest names in the business and is a heavy hitter within the gaming community alongside his friends TimTheTatman, Ninja, Dr. Lupo and Courage, to name a few. Jordan’s skill was apparent at the first ever E3 Fortnite Pro AM in 2018. He took fourth place alongside his partner StoneMountain64. Most recently, Jordan was part of the team (Llama Record Co) who won the Fortnite Summer Block Party Creative Showdown and co-hosted the first Fortnite World Cup in July. Fisher has collectively raised more than 200K for charity from his passion for Fortnite and supports United Friends of the Children, an organization that provides support services to youth leaving foster care. Jordan will continue to share this passion and advocacy for gaming by appearing at Twitchcon and many other gaming events this coming year. Jordan’s additional accomplishments include being the first African American to portray ‘Mark’ in Fox’s Emmy nominated “Rent Live” and being named a breakout star by MTV and People Magazine for Fox’s Emmy-winning broadcast “Grease Live!” Fisher also won ABC’s 25th season of “Dancing With the Stars” alongside partner Lindsay Arnold, and in 2018, he cohosted “Dancing With the Stars: Juniors” alongside Frankie Muniz. Jordan’s additional TV credits include “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” “Liv and Maddie,” “Teen Beach” and “MTV’s Teen Wolf.” He has also collaborated with Lin-Manuel Miranda, performing a duet with him on “You’re Welcome” from Disney’s “Moana,” as well as joining the cast of the smash hit and Tony award-winning musical “Hamilton.” Fisher’s first single “All About Us” was the #2 most added at pop radio, and his self-titled EP debuted on the Billboard Heatseeker album chart.
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.
About Mischief Management:
Mischief Management produces fan conventions focusing on community, content, and creativity. Since 2009, it has served tens of thousands of fans, providing a fun, vibrant, and safe space to enjoy the things they love. Mischief Management’s event lineup includes PodcastCon (for podcast fans and creators), Con of Thrones (for fans of Game of Thrones and the writings of George R.R. Martin), and BroadwayCon (for fans of theatre and Broadway), and LeakyCon (for fans of Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World). Mischief Management produces AlienCon and HistoryCon on behalf of A+E Networks. More information about each of Mischief Management’s events can be found at www.MischiefManagement.com.
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Piercing Ken Thoughts: This sounds like a fun panel and if I am present at the time it is happening I will surely be there to enjoy their discussion. Remember that with all panels, its first come first seated so get on line early when you know its happening so you don’t miss out. Remember to also follow “The Chronicles” on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We shall be back with more alerts like this and other cool stuff so stay tuned.
Official Website: http://www.broadwaycon.com