Let Your Favorite Will & Grace Characters Navigate Your BroadwayCon Experience
January 20th, 2017
by Josh Ferri
BroadwayCon is right around the corner, and as the event’s preferred ticket vendor for Broadway shows, BBox is excited AF for the weekend-long theatre nerd nirvana. Another thing we’re losing our minds over right now is the Will & Grace revival on NBC.
So we decided to combine our two current obsessions and provide you with a guide to BroadwayCon’s hottest panels based on which Will & Grace character would be most excited for each.
BroadwayCon Event: Legacy Roles (1/27 at 10 AM)
Why: Will is the true theatre nerd with a rich love of history. He would find a way to bring this panel into brunch conversation for weeks to come.
BroadwayCon Event: Being Out on Broadway (1/28 at 4 PM)
Why: This is legit Will Truman 101. Just don’t give him the mic during the audience Q&A.
BroadwayCon Event: Ragtime: Then and Now (1/27 at 10 AM)
Why: He loved the book; he wore out the cast recording; he proudly considers himself a Mother with strong Sarah undertones.
BroadwayCon Event: Song Interpretation Workshop with Rebecca Luker (1/27 at 10 AM)
Why: There is no way Grace Adler would pass up the opportunity to sing her heart out for one of Broadway’s most beloved sopranos.
BroadwayCon Event: The World Inside a Frame: Broadway Photographers (1/29 at 11 AM)
Why: A celebrated interior designer, this panel about creating memorable imagery would speak to Grace’s creative side in a way no other panel would.
BroadwayCon Event: The Art of Perseverance with Melissa Errico (1/27 at 11 AM)
Why: Grace is a woman running a business in New York and a soprano who yearns for more…these are her people.
BroadwayCon Event: Cabaret And the Next Generation of Artists (1/27 at 2 PM)
Why: By panel’s end, Jack McFarland would have Jennifer Tepper booking Just Jack 2017 for a week at 54 Below.
BroadwayCon Event: Born to Boogie: Broadway’s Choreographers (1/29 at 10 AM)
Why: Because as a true fan will recall, Jack considers himself a dancer first and foremost.
BroadwayCon Event: Long, Straight, Curly, Fuzzy: Wigs and Hair Design (1/28 at 11 AM)
Why: Here, Jack would hope to learn more about (and possibly even unveil) his Broadway diva wig collection.
BroadwayCon Event: Annie 40-Year Reunion (1/27 at 8 PM)
Why: A musical about a mean drunk who terrifies to a plucky redhead and dreams of “Easy Street”, how could Karen Walker resist that?
BroadwayCon Event: They Stole the Show! Character Actors (1/29 at 3 PM)
BroadwayCon Event: Women in the World of Sondheim (1/27 at 2:30 PM)
Why: Like Ms. Walker, Sondheim’s greatest characters are rich, boozy, morally corrupt, and a little crazy.
BroadwayCon Event: Thank You, Five! A Stage Management Panel (1/27 at 10 AM)
Why: If anyone needs a panel about keeping a crazy cast of characters in line, it’s Rosario.
BroadwayCon Event: BroadwayCon Feud (1/28 at 10 AM)
Why: Karen’s archenemy and social revival might be confused by the title and think it’s about great Broadway feuds….then he’d stay and ogle at Darren Criss & James Snyder with his business associate, Benji.
BroadwayCon Event: I’m Still Here (1/28 at 2 PM)
Why: Grace’s mother (played by the late, great Debbie Reynolds) was a show business war horse and this panel would be worth the train ride in from Schenectady for her.
Rob & Ellen
BroadwayCon Event: Everyone’s a Critic (1/28 at 3 PM)
Why: Will and Grace’s suburban friends from Jersey do love to complain and critique, especially Ellen.
Larry & Joe
BroadwayCon Event: So You’re Nominated For Your Broadway Debut (1/27 at 12 PM)
Why: You really never know what these two are into, and I thought this panel was interesting and wanted to include, so.
BroadwayCon Event: Lesli Margherita Variety Hour (1/28 at 6 PM)
Why: As her famed alias, Karen Walker would want to check out the brassy broad with killer hair extensions and endless energy.