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This Just In: EXXXOTICA NJ Postponed Due To COVID-19

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The Press Release:
This year has been unlike any other in any of our lives. EXXXOTICA is supposed to be a celebration and we were looking forward to closing our show year off with our lauded New Jersey event as we have for the past 12. But, 2020 has not been cooperating with anyone, and while we pushed off the inevitable decision with never-ending optimism, it is through tears of sincere disappointment that we must announce the postponement of EXXXOTICA New Jersey slated for October 23-25 at the New Jersey Expo Center in Edison. At this time, with current restrictions in the state that the Governor has in place, as well as the safety of everyone involved with EXXXOTICA, it is impossible to produce this year’s show in New Jersey.

Some have asked us if we would consider doing a virtual EXXXOTICA, and while we appreciate everyone’s eagerness as it pertains to our event, the idea of a virtual adult consumer show is, to be completely honest, stupid. EXXXOTICA is a living, breathing thing, and only works when we’re all together. You just cannot replicate the live experience, and we would never try. It’s like turning a wild mustang into My Little Pony. A Prius into a Formula One race car. Trump and Biden into BFFs. It just ain’t gonna happen. And like our elders always say, “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right.”
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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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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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BroadwayCon 2020 Reveals “Alice By Heart” Creators/Cast Panel

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The Press Release:
Alice By Heart creatives Steven Sater (Book, Lyrics), Duncan Sheik (Music), Jessie Nelson (Book, Director) join cast members Grace McLean, Colton Ryan, and Wesley Taylor for exclusive panel for BroadwayCon 2020 attendees about the show and the process of adapting the musical into a novel on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 10 a.m. Tickets are on sale now at BroadwayCon.com/register.

When the madness of the world is too much to bear, we take refuge in the stories we love. Tony and Grammy award-winning creators of Spring Awakening, STEVEN SATER and DUNCAN SHEIK, reunited for their new musical Alice By Heart, inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and directed and co-written by JESSIE NELSON (Waitress).
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