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Playbill Goes To New York Comic Con

Thursday October 6 – Sunday October 9, 2022

Playbill and New York Comic Con are thrilled to partner on exhilarating panels, surprise Broadway/TV-guest pop-ins, and an exciting comic-centric Pop-Up Playbill Store.

With top-stage and screen celebrities, surprise appearances, and custom merchandise only available through the Playbill Store, this year promises to be a dynamic and exciting celebration merging theatre, television/film, and comics.

The Broadway Nerd Panel Playbill
Playbill presents The Big Broadway Nerd Panel
(Thursday, October 6, 2022 – 1:30PM – Room 406.2)
Theatre is filled with passionate artists creating stunning new works, and many of those artists are giant nerds! Playbill returns to New York Comic Con in 2022 even MORE of Broadway’s Biggest Nerds to share how fantasy, comic-books, and science fiction have had in inspiring and engaging their performances, personas, and personal lives.

Panelists include
Mason Alexander Park - Justin Matthew Sargent - Fergie Auguste Phillipe - Jenna Leigh Green - Bryan Campione (host)
Beetlejuice Playbill
Playbill presents BEETLEJUICE On Broadway Panel
(Friday, October 7, 2022 – 12:15PM – Room 401)
Big musical comedy is alive — or should we say, undead — on Broadway! Based on Tim Burton’s dearly beloved film, BEETLEJUICE tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager whose whole life changes when she meets a recently deceased couple and a demon with a thing for stripes. With an irreverent book, an astonishing set, and a score that’s out of this Netherworld, BEETLEJUICE is “A FEAST FOR THE EYES AND SOUL!” (Entertainment Weekly). Trust us — this panel is sure to raise your spirits!

Panelists include
Alex Brightman - Elizabeth Teeter - Scott Brown - Mark Kaufman - Jenny Gersten (host)
Tune In! – TV & Film Panel Playbill
Playbill presents “Tune In!” – TV & Film Panel
(Friday, October 7, 2022 – 1:30PM – Room 406.2)
So many of today’s favorite animated/live television series and films incorporate music and theatrical-style performances. New York Comic Con audiences will “tune in” as we speak with the creators and performers about the effect theatre had on their shows.

Panelists include
Kristen Anderson-Lopez - Robert Lopez - Cinco Paul - Frankie Grande - Talaura Harms (host)
The Broadway Bard Party Playbill
Playbill presents The Broadway Bard Party
(Saturday, October 8, 2022 – 10:45AM – Room 406.1)
Returning to New York Comic Con with an all-new quest in 2022, audiences will join Broadway stars as they inhabit characters, overcome conflicts, achieve exciting objectives… then go and perform their eight shows a week. As the cast plays a D&D-style one-shot, audiences will watch, journey, and laugh as the panel solves problems, entertains, and maybe even gets the “roll of their lives!”

Panelists include
Gabby Beans - Max Crumm - Julian Elijah Martinez - Colleen Litchfield - David Andrew Laws (Game Master) - Jim Cairl (host)
New York Comic Con Playbill
Playbill presents SESAME STREET The Musical Panel
(Sunday, October 9, 2022 – 3:15PM – Room 401)
Now playing Off-Broadway, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Grover, Rosita, Bert, Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, The Count, Gabrielle, and a whole host of Sesame Street favorites have ventured onto the stage to appear in their very own musical– starring… well, themselves. Join the producers behind Sesame Street the Musical at NYCC as we discuss this all-new stage show featuring live puppetry and classic Sesame Street songs, plus new numbers by Broadway's brightest songwriters!

Panelists include
Jonathan Rockefeller - Tyler Bunch - Dr. Rosemarie Truglio - SJ Arnegger (host)
Endless Nights Playbill
Mason Alexander Park’s Endless Nights
(Friday, October 7, 2022 – 8:45PM – Room 401)
Star of the critically acclaimed Netflix series “The Sandman”, Mason Alexander Park’s Endless Nights is a macabre evening of music, dreams, and desires… inspired by the beloved Neil Gaiman series. Arriving just in time for Halloween, Endless Nights will be an intimate concert full of songs referencing the comics, concepts, and characters themselves.
(*All panelists are subject to change.)
New for 2022, The PlaybillStore is celebrating all-things New York Comic Con with their first-ever Playbill Comic Con Pop-Up Store in the heart of the Javits Center. An exciting one-stop-shop, the store will have Broadway-inspired merchandise from Playbill cover cards to game cards, magnets to mystery bags, enamel pins, Parodybill's, and more.

Don’t miss out on attending the East Coast's largest pop culture convention – purchase tickets to New York Comic Con 2022 today!

2021 Big Broadway Nerd Panel

2021 BIG BROADWAY NERD PANEL featuring Anthony Rapp, James Monroe Iglehart, Nik Walker and Justice Moore

2021 Broadway Bard Party

2021 BROADWAY BARD PARTY featuring Will Roland, Fergie Auguste Philippe, West Hyler, David Andrew Laws and Kerri Kearse


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