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BroadwayCon 2020 Adds “Jagged Little Pill” & “Mrs. Doubtfire” To Show Lineup

For the last few weeks I’ve been sharing the broadcasts from the folks curating the BroadwayCon and if this is new news to you just click HERE to see what’s come before. Now it’s onto their latest news as this fun-filled event draws closer. Check it out.

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The Press Release:
BroadwayCon welcomes new musicals Jagged Little Pill and Mrs. Doubtfire to the 2020 MainStage Spotlight Session lineup. Attendees will be treated to an exclusive look behind the curtain at the creation of Jagged Little Pill on Sunday, January 26, at 12:30 p.m. with cast members Antonio Cipriano (Phoenix), Kathryn Gallagher (Bella), Celia Rose Gooding (Frankie Healy), Derek Klena (Nick Healy), Sean Allan Krill (Steve Healy), Lauren Patten (Jo), and Elizabeth Stanley (Mary Jane Healy), moderated by Jerry Portwood, Rolling Stone Digital Director.

The Mrs. Doubtfire Mainstage Spotlight will take place on Saturday, January 25, at 3 p.m, featuring Jerry Zaks (Director), Lorin Latarro (Choreographer), Rob McClure (Daniel Hillard), Jenn Gambatese (Miranda Hillard), and more, moderated by Gordon Cox, Variety theatre critic and host of the “Stagecraft” podcast. Both shows will also perform select numbers for BroadwayCon attendees on Friday, January 24 during the BroadwayCon 2020 First Look, an exclusive showcase of performances from the newest and most talked-about shows of the season.
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BroadwayCon 2020 Adds “Harry Potter and The Cursed Child” To Mainstage Spotlight

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.

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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.

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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.
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The Governors Ball 2020 Lineup Is Revealed

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Readers of my PiercingMetal website know that I post a lot of Tours and Festivals items and over the last few days that area has been rife with stuff that you might want to check out (just click the highlighted text). Of course with “The Chronicles” being a mostly different audience there are going to be some unique live music announcements to share like this recent new from the folks behind The Governors Ball. I didn’t have a proper press release as much as a festival poster so here is the lineup for said affair.

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The Disco Biscuits Announce “Act 1” 2020 Tour

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The Press Release:
Electronic pioneers The Disco Biscuits have just announced their “Act 1 2020 Tour”. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10AM local time. In the meantime, fans can enter the “fanclub presale lottery”, which runs from now-Wednesday until 5PM ET. Visit the band’s website for more details on upcoming shows and to purchase tickets, HERE.

The Disco Biscuits recently released a cover of Blondie’s “Rapture” remixed by Party Pupils this past December as a holiday gift for fans. Purchase and stream the instrumental version of Blondie’s hit song, recorded live at Red Rocks, HERE.
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BroadwayCon Adds “Hadestown Cast To 2020 Event

While we are just about a week away from this year’s BroadwayCon, I wanted to keep the readership up to date on some of the coolness that will be happening. Take a look at this latest news announcement.

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The Press Release:
The Tony Award®?-winning Best Musical Hadestown has joined the Broadway 2020 lineup for an exclusive MainStage Spotlight Session on Sunday, January 26, 2020. The panel will feature cast members Reeve Carney (Orpheus), Eva Noblezada (Eurydice), Jewelle Blackman, Yvette Gonzales-Nacer, and Kay Trinidad (The Fates) as they discuss what it’s like to bring the hit show to life, moderated by Jamie DuMont, Rob Russo, and Jennifer Simard of Broadway podcast, “The Fabulous Invalid.” Tickets are on sale now at BroadwayCon.com/register.

Blackman, Gonzales-Nacer, and Trinidad will also perform select numbers from Hadestown on Friday, January 24 during the BroadwayCon 2020 First Look, an exclusive showcase of performances from the newest and most talked-about shows of the season.

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), and appearances by Tina Fey (2019), Lin-Manuel Miranda (2017) and Kristin Chenoweth (2019), and much more.
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