By Elazar Abrahams
Another BroadwayCon has come and gone. For its fifth year, the celebration of everything theater moved its location from the Javits Center to the Hilton Midtown, but the smaller scale didn’t hinder the fun. TV and City was there throughout the weekend and had a blast. Here were the three best parts of BroadwayCon 2020.
1) The First Looks
The annual BroadwayCon First Look panel gives fans a chance to see sneak peeks at upcoming shows. This year, there was a stellar lineup that drew crowds to the Main Stage. Our previews included Girl from the North Country, SIX, Emojiland, Caroline or Change, and more. Our favorites were the rocking performance from Sing Street and the tease at the gender-swapped revival of Company, which are both sure to be hits when they open in a few months.
You can watch the first look performance by the cast of Mrs. Doubtfire below:
2) The Marketplace
Comic-Con has the show floor, and BroadwayCon has the marketplace. This is the hub of the convention, with different vendors lined up in fun booths to explore. There’s endless merch and Playbills to buy! You are also sure to catch some cosplayers around the marketplace. We spotted a lot of Beetlejuices and Lydias!
3) The Atmosphere
When you enter BroadwayCon, you can feel that you are in a safe space without judgment. People traveled from all over the world for this weekend to share their love of theater. It was awesome to strike up a conversation with a random person on line with you and talk about Andrew Lloyd Weber or Stephen Sondheim. You can’t get that experience anywhere else.