Starting today Broadway fans will think of the Hilton Hotel as nirvana as the first BroadwayCon hits New York. Broadway stars, producers, fans and those who make Broadway shine will all be in the same space.
These are the highlights we can’t wait to film and see.
On Friday, January 22nd:
12pm: Natalie Weiss will show how to riff.
1pm. Master Class with Rebecca Luker.
2pm: Melissa Errico.
3pm An fabulous opening number is planned.
5pm A Hamilton Panel with Lin-Manuel and the rest of the cast to discuss the success of Hamilton.
On Saturday, January 23rd:
10am: Anthony Rapp.
11am: Rob McClure and Jonathan Groff and master class with Anthony Rapp.
3pm: Broadway Choreographers.
7pm: Michael Reidel and his hot book Razzle Dazzle.
8pm – Modern Music(als) Singalong: The perfect time to sing along to some of your favorite Broadway tunes.
Sunday, January 24th:
9am: Casting drector Bernie Kelsey
11pm Broadway’s Smallest Stars will speak and let you know their world.
3pm: Jeremy Jordan
Ahead of the Broadway Opening of Lempicka The Longacre Theatre Is Showcasing Art Work By Tamara de Lempicka
The Longacre Theatre (220 W 48th St.), soon-to-be home of the sweeping new musical, Lempicka, is showcasing a curated selection of renowned artist Tamara de Lempicka’s most famous works. Eschewing traditional theatrical front-of-house advertising, the Longacre’s façade now boasts prints, creating a museum-quality exhibition right in the heart of Times Square. The musical opens on Broadway on April 14, 2024 at the same venue.
The Longacre’s outdoor exhibition includes works of Self Portrait (Tamara in a Green Bugatti) (1929), Young Girl in Green (1927), Nu Adossé I (1925), The Red Tunic (1927), The Blue Scarf (1930), The Green Turban (1930), Portrait of Marjorie Ferry (1932), Portrait of Ira P. (1930), Portrait of Romana de la Salle (1928), and Adam and Eve (1932).
Starring Eden Espinosa and directed by Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin, Lempicka features book, lyrics, and original concept by Carson Kreitzer, book and music by Matt Gould, and choreography by Raja Feather Kelly.
Spanning decades of political and personal turmoil and told through a thrilling, pop-infused score, Lempicka boldly explores the contradictions of a world in crisis, a woman ahead of her era, and an artist whose time has finally come.
Young Girl in Green painted by Tamara de Lempicka (1927). Oil on plywood.