More panels and Broadway stars have joined Playbill's New York Comic Con lineup. This year's Con runs October 12-15 at the Javits Center in New York City. Attendees can expect a host of Broadway stars for this year's programming, which includes panels, autograph signings, and more.
Broadway's Back to the Future will be the subject at hand for a newly announced panel October 13 at 12 noon. Cast members Roger Bart, Casey Likes, Hugh Coles, Liana Hunt, Jelani Remy, Nathaniel Hackmann, and Merritt David Janes will share how the classic film was adapted for the Broadway stage. Elliot Hansen will host.
We've also added some new names to previously announced panels. Joining The Big Broadway Nerd Panel, set for October 12 at 1:30 PM, will be Tony winner Bob Martin, book writer of The Drowsy Chaperone, The Prom, and the upcoming Boop! The Betty Boop Musical. Hosting Defying Gravity: Wicked's Enduring Legacy October 13 at 4:30 PM will be Quincy Brown and Kevin Bianchi, hosts of the Sentimental Men podcast. The Broadway Bard Party will be led by gamemaster David Andrew Greener Laws.
Playbill has also added a special quiet room, presented by Broadway's upcoming musical How to Dance in Ohio, to the Comic Con offerings. The space will be the perfect place to rest and relax during the Con, with beans bags, sensory fidgets, and more on hand to soften the vibes. Visitors will also be able to dive deeper into the music from the new musical, which tells the story of a group of autistic young adults preparing for their first formal dance. Previews begin November 15, and the quiet room will include an opportunity to snag some discount tickets. Visit the Playbill booth for location details.
As previously announced, Playbill's New York Comic Con programming will kick off October 12 with The Big Broadway Nerd Panel at 1:30 PM. October 13 will see Back to the Future On Broadway at 12 noon, followed by Defying Gravity: Wicked's Enduring Legacy at 4:30 PM. October 14 kicks off with a Death Note: The Musical panel at 10:30 AM, with a very special Comic Con After Dark Listening Party for the musical's concept album at 9 PM. The Broadway Bard Party will close out the weekend October 15 at 10 AM.
The Playbill Store will be open throughout the 2023 New York Comic Con, located on the Show Floor. From Playbill cover cards to game cards, magnets, mystery bags, enamel pins, Parodybills, and more, stop by for a host of Broadway-inspired merchandise. We'll also be bringing some of Broadway, television, film, and comic's biggest stars to the Playbill Store Booth for a chance to meet, take photos, and get autographs.
Among those set for autograph sessions are Qui Nguyen (She Kills Monsters), Hunter Bell, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Adam Pascal, Carolee Carmello, Zachary James, Sam Primack, Gerard Canonico, Tiffany Mann, and Elizabeth Teeter.