The Press Release:
The show must go… online! For the first time ever, BroadwayCon 2021 will be held online from the comfort and safety of your own living room. Taking place April 17-18, 2021, BroadwayCon 2021 will host two days of panels, programming, meet and greets, and more to once again bring the theatre community together as Broadway endures its longest shutdown yet.
All MainStage programming will stream for free across select BroadwayCon social media platforms. Additionally, fans can upgrade their experience with passes that include virtual swag packs, access to bonus content, exclusive merchandise for pass holders, and more! Passes will go on sale to the public at 1 PM ET on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. Returning attendees of BroadwayCon 2020 will have special pre-sale access beginning Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 1 PM ET.
BroadwayCon has also announced BroadwayCon Meet & Greets, online opportunities with some of the most popular Broadway stars. Starting in January 2021 and continuing through BroadwayCon 2021 in April, these special experiences will bring you face to face with your favorite stars (virtually, of course). Opportunities range from recorded video messages to live meet and greets, and even coaching sessions. More information and a full line-up of guests will be announced at a later date.
“Even when Broadway is dark, BroadwayCon goes on,” says Melissa Anelli, CEO of Mischief Management and BroadwayCon co-creator. “That’s what happened when a blizzard shut down most of New York City in our first year, and now in our sixth, we are no less committed to — safely — celebrating Broadway as it navigates these uncertain times. We will keep the lights shining with every bit as much enthusiasm and passion as has always been present at BroadwayCon.”
“We all miss Broadway so much, which is why now, more than ever, it feels important to come together as a community,” says BroadwayCon co-creator Anthony Rapp. “BroadwayCon has always been about the deep love we have for the magic of theatre, and that will be even more special this year.”
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, 2020), Hadestown (2019, 2020), Moulin Rouge! The Musical (2020), Mean Girls (2019), Jagged Little Pill (2020), Beetlejuice (2020), and Dear Evan Hansen (2017, 2019, 2020), 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), the cast of Six (2020), surprise appearances by Lin-Manuel Miranda (2017) and Kristin Chenoweth (2019), and so much more.
Pass Prices: Passes for BroadwayCon 2021 start free, with additional packages ranging from $25 at the Supporter level to $500 for a limited-quantity Ultra Pass. Full details on the different ticket types can be found at www.BroadwayCon.com/tickets (linked below).
About BroadwayCon: BroadwayCon is theatre’s answer to a comic-con, tailor-made for fans. From April 17-18, 2021, join some of Broadway’s biggest fans, performers, and creators as we gather online to perform, discuss, debate, and celebrate theatre. BroadwayCon 2021 will feature panels, performances, interviews, meet and greets, and more, all packed into an epic two-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 nearly 200,000 fans, providing a fun, vibrant, and safe space to enjoy the things they love. Mischief Management’s event lineup includes BroadwayCon (for fans of theatre and Broadway), Con of Thrones (for fans of Game of Thrones and the writings of George R.R. Martin), LeakyCon (for fans of Harry Potter), and PodcastCon (for podcast fans and creators). More information about each of Mischief Management’s events can be found at MischiefManagement.com.
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Piercing Ken Thoughts: So there you have it my friends. Another event will be hitting their audiences in the cyberverse. This news doesn’t come as a surprise to me at all since the physical happening was generally in January and ran in tandem with the New York Times Travel Show and the New York Boat Show. Both of those events have been cancelled in full for the 2021 year so its nice that BWC will at least be held virtually. It’s better than nothing I guess is the best way to put it. Closing up I wonder what you all think about this news and if you’d ever attended this event in the past. I’ve been to three BroadwayCon’s and always have a wonderful time. There are so many talented people involved in the organizing and of course in attendance. I know for sure that I’ve met some up and coming rising stars and that makes me hope for physical events as soon as it is humanly possible to do so. That’s all I have for now about the matter and I hope you are getting ready to celebrate in some fashion with your loved ones. Please remember to follow your regional guidelines and wear a mask when you are advised to do so. See you next time.
Official Websites: http://www.broadwaycon.com