Over 30 years ago Andrea McArdle delighted audiences as Broadway’s original redheaded orphan in the Tony-winning musical Annie. After her “Hard Knock Life” days, McArdle continued a sucessful acting career in shows such as Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast and State Fair. McArdle’s career came full circle in the North Carolina Theatre’s summer production, as the show’s villainous Miss Hannigan. Now Tony Award nominee Andrea McArdle, will join the show’s writers for a special January 27 reunion at BroadwayCon. In addition to McArdle, the event will feature assistant choreographer Mary Jane Houdina, as well as cast members Shelley Bruce and Steve Boockvor. Martin Charnin (lyrics), Tom Meehan (book), and Charles Strouse (music), who will also be part of the 8 PM event that will be moderated by Jennifer Ashley Tepper.
The panel will give “the inside scoop on how Annie was written, its road to Broadway, backstage tales, and the legacy of everyone’s favorite red-headed orphan.”
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.
Use code BCSTUDENT to access the discounted rate. Students will need to provide a student id when checking in to the event.
BroadwayCon is theatre’s answer to comic-con, tailor made for fans. From January 27–29, 2017, join some of Broadway’s biggest fans, performers, and creators from classic and current shows as we gather at the incomparable Jacob K. Javits Convention Center to perform, discuss, debate, and celebrate theatre. BroadwayCon 2017 will feature panels, performances, interviews, workshops, singalongs, and more, all packed into an epic three-day weekend. Past panels have included previews from upcoming Broadway shows, conversations with the casts and creatives of this season’s hits, and discussions featuring the industry’s top producers and designers, not to mention the giant Opening Ceremony, the nighttime concerts, and the dance parties. BroadwayCon is produced by Mischief Management and Playbill. The BroadwayCon Artistic Director of Headline Programming is David Alpert.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.BroadwayCon.com.