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The First Annual BroadwayCon

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Members from the original cast and team behind Rent assemble to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1st reading of the musical at BroadwayCon

Phew! What an incredible few days! The first BroadwayCon just wrapped, and if you followed any of our coverage, you’ll know, it was an absolutely incredible weekend!

Attendees met artists like Anthony Rapp, Lisa Kron, Brian D’Arcy James, Christian Borle, Faith Prince, Andrew and Celia Keenan-Bolger, Lesli Margherita, Alice Ripley, Lea Salonga, Laura Osnes, Christopher Durang, A.R. Gurney, Susan Blackwell, Rob McClure and Annaleigh Ashford (to name just a few), got an impromptu rap from Lin-Manuel Mirandaa private concert from Sara Bareilles, an Obsessed live with Seth Rudetsky and a SmashTrax featuring never before seen footage from Smash, heard incredible performances from Krysta Rodriguez, Lena Hall and newcomer Denée Benton, got advice from Kathleen Marshall and Christopher Gattelli about choreography and Bernie Telsey about casting, and when the city shut down, BroadwayCon organizers pulled some couches onstage and started speed-dialing stars like Audra McDonald, Idina Menzel and Patti LuPone. The event started and ended with incredible performances staged by David Alpert, featured unbelievable cosplay and a level of fandom that floored stars and organizers alike.

So, you know. Just another weekend.

And lucky us — Anthony Rapp and the ladies behind Mischief Management, Melissa Anelli and Stephanie Dornhelm, announced that a BroadwayCon 2017 will happen and many big stars who couldn’t make it this year have said “I’m in!” for next year’s conference.

So if you missed this year’s extravaganza, enjoy all of the videos and photos that documented the event and make sure you don’t miss your chance to get tickets for next year! We had such a blast covering BroadwayCon and hope to see you there in 2017!

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