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Plan Ahead for BroadwayCon 2018 — Take a Look at BroadwayCon 2017

If you weren’t able to travel to BroadwayCon in NYC, here’s what you missed. The conference at the Jacob Javits Center attracted several thousand Broadway fans of all ages, from all parts of the world. Enjoy TheaterMania’s condensed version of the 45-minute opening number.

(A plea to the Jacob Javits Center: Could you please add some real restaurants for those of us attending a three-day conference like this that goes long into the night?  Those pre-packaged, dried-out chicken wraps are really awful. Twizzlers for dinner just doesn’t cut it.)

BroadwayCon 2017 Opening

Give Your Regards to Broadway at BroadwayCon 2017

If you watched the Golden Globes and applauded the many awards earned by La La Land, there’s a good chance you’re a theater junkie.  Mark yourself a ‘yes’ if you’ve ever wanted to do any of these:

(1)    Stand at the stage door and get autographs from your favorite Broadway stars

(2)    Learn how to dance like a Broadway hoofer or belt like a Broadway diva

(3)    Score the first tickets for upcoming Broadway shows

(4)    Flaunt your knowledge of all things theatrical at a Broadway trivia contest

(5)    Meet like-minded fans in social gatherings about your favorites Broadway  topics

Or, if you just really love Broadway and want to be immersed in all aspects of the Broadway experience for an entire weekend.

The second year of BroadwayCon is coming up in less than three weeks. Plan a weekend in New York City around this dazzling fan convention and you’ll be the first to know everything about the 2017 Broadway season (and some good information about Broadway in general).

With workshops about sound design, improv and casting, for starters; cosplay; photobooth sessions with Broadway stars; singalongs to Broadway standards; panels about all kinds of Broadway topics; and, of course, performances, BroadwayCon 2017 is a dream convention for lovers of the Great White Way.

The conference is scheduled from Friday, January 27 through Sunday January 29 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.  You can attend all three days or any one/two of the days during the weekend.  Starting at 9am on Friday, BroadwayCon winds up Sunday night at 7pm. Hotel accommodations are available at a special rate at the Marriott Marquis.  More information is available on the BroadwayCon2017 website at  Download the app so you can customize your schedule for each day.

New York Times Travel Show: January 19 and 20

Looking for a great way to spend this weekend?  Take yourself out of “armchair” mode and actively research some travel ideas for 2013 by visiting the booths of travel providers and locations around the world at the 10th annual New York Times Travel Show.  On Saturday and Sunday, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on the West Side of Manhattan, nearly 500 exhibitors representing over 150 countries will show off their travel destinations, packages and special offers, some available only at the Travel Show.  There will be live entertainment and giveaways throughout the show as well as a variety of seminars covering many travel topics. For a full schedule of events, entertainment, speakers and exhibitors, as well as information on how to obtain tickets, visit Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 West 34th Street New York, NY 1000,, 212-216-2000.

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