Mike Kriak, Brisa Trinchero and Tim Kashani to Head Up BroadwayCon Industry Day Panels

Mike Kriak, Brisa Trinchero and Tim Kashani to Head Up BroadwayCon Industry Day Panels

BroadwayCon has announced initial programming for BroadwayCon Industry Day.

BroadwayCon Industry Day will feature panels facilitated by Mike Kriak, Broadway producer and COO of Mashable, Broadway producer and sports entrepreneur Brisa Trinchero, and Broadway producer and technology entrepreneur Tim Kashani.

Additional panels, curators, and keynotes will be announced at a later date. Curated by Situation, BroadwayCon Industry Day will take place on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan. For more information, visit www.BroadwayCon.com/IndustryDay.

The Future of Broadway Fan Engagement

Broadway fans used to demonstrate their love for a show by saving the Playbill or buying a poster. Today, shows' brand managers are constantly pushing out new content, and fans are hungry for even more. Mike Kriak (Broadway producer and COO of Mashable) moderates a panel of media and content storytellers discussing how Broadway fans can remain connected to their favorite brands in the future of digital-driven media.

A Page from the Sports Section

Go into town on game day and from the supermarkets to the shopping malls, everyone is wearing their team colors and discussing their favorite players. Why should the day of the Tony Awards be any different? Broadway producer and sports entrepreneur Brisa Trinchero moderates a panel of leading sports brand experts on the making and nurturing of fan relationships and what Broadway can learn from them.

The Role of Technology in Advancing the Fan Relationship

Ten years ago, we couldn't have imagined that a show could stream its final curtain call live to Facebook for a million viewers, or that that photos and videos tweeted to a show's account could end up in an onstage montage. What do the next ten years have in store? Broadway producer and technology entrepreneur Tim Kashani introduces us to the leading technology voices emerging from Silicon Valley that have the potential to expand the fan experience, both inside and outside the theater.

BroadwayCon Industry Day will bring together a diverse group of speakers, all united in their passion for fostering unique experiences for Broadway's fans. The full speaker lineup and schedule will be announced at a later date.

Previously announced BroadwayCon Special Guests include Co-Creator Anthony Rapp, as well as Christy Altomare, Alessandra Baldacchino, Nicholas Barasch, Laura Benanti, William Berloni, Griffin Birney, Heidi Blickenstaff, Stephanie J. Block, Sierra Boggess, Alex Brightman, Andrea Burns, Liz Callaway, Ben Cameron, Carolee Carmello, Donna Lynne Champlin, Adam Chanler-Berat, Andrew Chappelle, Jenn Colella, Lilli Cooper, Veanne Cox, Janet Dacal, Ariana DeBose, Ben Fankhauser, Drew Gasparini, Gideon Glick, Annie Golden, Randy Graff, Molly Hager, Lennon Nate Hammond, Ann Harada, Rodney Hicks, Patrick Hinds, Noah Hinsdale, Emma Hunton, Georgi James, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Maggie Keenan-Bolger, Chad Kimball, Derek Klena, Michael John LaChiusa, Raymond J. Lee, Sydney Lucas, Rick Lyon, Lesli Margherita, Chris McCarrell, Ruthie Ann Miles, Zell Steele Morrow, Donna Murphy, Kelli O'Hara, Laura Osnes, Bryce Pinkham, Gabriella Pizzolo, Anthony Rosenthal, Pierson Salvador, Kyle Scatliffe, Alexandra Silber, Leigh Silverman, James Snyder, Oscar Williams, and Doug Wright. Additional Special Guests will be announced at a later date.

BroadwayCon is theatre's answer to comic-con, tailor made for fans. From January 26-28, 2018, join some of Broadway's biggest fans, performers, and creators from classic and current shows as we gather at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center to perform, discuss, debate, and celebrate theatre. BroadwayCon 2018 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, nighttime concerts, and dance parties. BroadwayCon is produced by Mischief Management. The BroadwayCon Artistic Director of Headline Programming is David Alpert.

Mischief Management produces fan conventions focusing on community, content, and creativity. Since 2009, it has served tens of thousands of fans, providing a fun, vibrant, and safe space to enjoy the things they love. Mischief Management's event lineup includes Con of Thrones (for fans of Game of Thrones and the writings of George R.R. Martin), and BroadwayCon (for fans of theatre and Broadway), and LeakyCon (for fans of Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World). Mischief Management produces AlienCon 2018 on behalf of A+E Networks. More information about each of Mischief Management's events can be found at www.MischiefManagement.com.

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