Wish You Were Here: The Social Media Guide to BroadwayCon | Playbill

BroadwayCon Wish You Were Here: The Social Media Guide to BroadwayCon If you can’t make it to BroadwayCon in person (or even if you can) you’ll want to follow us on social to capture the full spirit of Con. (And we all know that BroadwayCon has spirit.) Set your clock for live broadcasts, Snapchat contests and more!

Can’t make it out to BroadwayCon January 27–29? We are your go-to source for the weekend! We’ve broken down our coverage on all our social media platforms so you can get the full experience—plus insider info and exclusive content. Here’s how to feel like you’re in the room where it happened!

Meet Your BroadwayCon Digital Correspondents
Ben Cameron and Tyler Mount will be your Playbill Digital Correspondents, bringing you into the world of BroadwayCon. Cameron will be hosting our Facebook Live coverage, reporting from backstage with all of your Broadway favorites as they arrive to participate in the weekend’s panels and performances. Mount will report from the convention center floor, talking with attendees and offering a glimpse inside the highly-anticipated panels and workshops. Visit our Facebook page at 3 PM EST on January 23 to meet Ben and Tyler!

Get up close and personal with all of the BroadwayCon talent with our Facebook Live correspondent, Ben Cameron. Tune in for the first live broadcast Friday, January 27 at 9:30 AM ET. Continue to watch for our Facebook live-streams throughout the entire weekend because he will be backstage with legendary Broadway talent, asking questions, playing games, and getting wild!

Every Broadway performer and fan has a story and those will be celebrated with our Humans of Broadway(Con) Instagram series! Popular Instagram account Humans of Broadway will bring its signature portraits and compelling quotes of both performers and fans throughout the weekend. We’ll show off the first portrait from convention by 1 PM ET on January 27, but you’ll never know when inspiration will strike. Be on the look out!

Want to watch Tyler Mount (of The Tyler Mount Vlog) running around BroadwayCon testing fans on the lyrics to “La Vie Boheme?” Or fan-girling along side the Fansies? He will do exactly that (and more) on our Periscope. Tune in for his first live broadcast from BroadwayCon at 10:30 AM ET on Friday, January 27. Make sure to check back frequently for cuddles, giggles, and crazy surprises all weekend long!

Add “playbill” on Snapchat now! Each morning will bring a new daily challenge for Broadway fans. Whether you’re at the Javits Center or experiencing it all through social media, you can get in on the action by completing our Snapchat challenge. Each challenge will award a special prize to the winner. Be sure to capture your own moments throughout the weekend with your Playbill Snapchat filter!

Last year’s BroadwayCon was full of impressive cosplayers. This year our photo team will be snapping photos of the best outfits and we’ll be showing them off on our Tumblr through a mega post at the end of each day. Make sure to reblog your faves!

Our Twitter account is where all of the main action will be happening. Not only will we be tweeting scoops from MainStage panels in real time, we’ll be re-tweeting Broadway celebs and fans and capturing those spontaneous, hilarious moments you won’t want to miss. Think of it as a live-tweeting session—of the whole weekend!

Tyler Mount Photo by Roberto Araujo Photography

For tickets, full details on participation options and special hotel rates for the convention, visit BroadwayCon.com.

BroadwayCon has also announced a 25 percent student discount offer for individuals with a valid student ID. The discount applies to general weekend passes and single-day passes for the three-day event that runs January 27-29 at the Javits Center in New York.

Use code BCSTUDENT to access the discounted rate. Students will need to provide a student ID when checking in to the event.


BroadwayCon takes you through the stage door to be part of the excitement that happens onstage and behind the scenes. It is a place where Broadway fans come together to celebrate the shows they love with people who bring them to life.

Co-presented by Playbill, Mischief Management, and Anthony Rapp, BroadwayCon 2017 will include stars and artists from A Bronx Tale, Bandstand, Frozen, Hamilton, Significant Other, War Paint, In Transit, The Great Comet, Waitress, School of Rock, Newsies, Dear Evan Hansen, Once On This Island, Hedwig, Fiddler on the Roof, Phantom of the Opera, A New Brain, Wicked, Allegiance, Grease, Cinderella, If/Then, Something Rotten!, Rent, and many more.

Some of the talent announced to participate includes Josh Groban and the cast of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, Todrick Hall and the cast of Kinky Boots, Anastasia stars Christy Altomare and Derek Klena, Chazz Palminteri and the cast of A Bronx Tale, the cast and creators of In Transit, Chita Rivera, Laura Osnes, Corey Cott, Kelli O’Hara, Joel Grey, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Danny Burstein, Christopher Jackson, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Lena Hall, Christine Ebersole, Santino Fontana, Norm Lewis, LaChanze, Daisy Eagan, Laura Bell Bundy, Susan Egan, Alice Ripley, Ben Vereen, Chita Rivera, Donna Murphy, Keala Settle, Nick Adams, Joe DiPietro, Carolee Carmello, Okieriete Onaodowan, Reed Birney, Julia Murney, William Ivey Long, Tina Landau, Ben Cameron, Ryann Redmond, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Melissa Errico, David Henry Hwang, Tim Federle, Eric Anderson, Des McAnuff, Seth Rudetsky, Lisa Howard, Lorin Latarro, Lesli Margherita, Jenn Colella, Christopher Gattelli, Marc Kudisch, Geneva Carr, Beowulf Boritt, Kathleen Marshall, Max von Essen, Jeremy Jordan, Tony Yazbeck, Ann Harada, Javier Muñoz, Fredi Walker-Browne, Rebecca Luker, and more! Talent availability is subject to change. David Alpert is the director of headline programming for BroadwayCon.


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