BroadwayCon Returns to NYC + More New York Actor Events 1/26–2/01

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New York is the city that never sleeps, and with so many events and activities each week across all five boroughs, it can be hard to know what’s actually worthwhile. Here are the events New York City actors should have on their radars this week.

BroadwayCon brings the theater community together.
For the third year in a row, BroadwayCon convenes in New York City bringing stars and fans together to celebrate all things theater. Beginning Jan. 26 and ongoing through the 28 at the Javits Center, attendees can attend panel presentations, autograph and photograph sessions with performers, karaoke, as well as various booths for vendors of all sorts. The lineup of guests includes Lin-Manuel Miranda, Stephanie J. Block, Laura Benanti, Anthony Rapp, and dozens of others. (Full-day passes start at $90)

Kick off Black History Month.
The Sheen Center for Thought and Culture will celebrate Black History Month for the entirety of February. Events will begin Feb. 1 with a screening of “The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till,” which will be followed by a post-show talkback with filmmakers Keith Beauchamp and Frederick Zollo. (Tickets: $17)

Sing alongside Sara.
Get your sugar, butter, flour on at the upcoming edition of “Waitress” cast album karaoke. This round will be held on Feb. 1 and hosted by the tuner’s composer and current star Sara Bareilles at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre immediately following the performance. Better yet, the sing-along event—during which participants will have the chance to croon alongside members of the show’s cast—is free with the price of admission. (“Waitress” tickets start at $79)

“Oz” creator debuts a new play.
The Acting Company will present a reading of “Screenplay By Stalin,” a new play by “Oz” creator Tom Fontana. Held on Jan. 29 at Theatre at St. Clement’s, the reading will be directed by Laura Savia and depicts two writers tasked with writing the screenplay of Stalin’s life. (Tickets: $10)

Get a first look at a new musical.
Tony winner Victoria Clark and Arielle Jacobs will lead a concert performance of the new musical “Between the Lines,” based on the book of the same name by Jodi Picoult. Held at the 92Y on Jan. 28, the piece will be directed by Jeff Calhoun and produced via special arrangement with producer extraordinaire Daryl Roth. (Tickets: $30)

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