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Broadway fan convention scheduled for January 2016

"This is the first convention that brings fans together with the Broadway community," says beloved stage actor Anthony Rapp, a co-creator of the event.

By Karen Butler
Broadway fan convention scheduled for January 2016
Members of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" with their Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical in the press room during 68th Tony Awards last year. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- An event called BroadwayCon -- created for theater fans -- is scheduled to take place Jan. 22-24, 2016, at The New York Hilton Midtown.

Tickets will go on sale March 15. The convention is expected to include performances, concerts, artist panels, workshops and autograph sessions.

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"This is the first convention that brings fans together with the Broadway community," beloved stage actor Anthony Rapp, a co-creator of the event, said in a statement Monday. "This is about embracing our shared love of theater and celebrating the rich history and exciting future of Broadway."

"This is the first grand-scale convention ever created for Broadway and theater enthusiasts," added Melissa Anelli, co-executive director of Mischief Management, LLC, which is organizing the convention. "As fans ourselves, we feel it is important that BroadwayCon becomes an annual event that puts fans first. We pride ourselves on offering worthwhile programming, exciting performances and a chance for fans to meet and connect with others who share their passion."

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