Show-Score Presents: A Day at BroadwayCon 2017

Show-Score | By Samantha Dupler | Jan 30, 2017

This weekend, Broadway fans showed up in droves to New York City's BroadwayCon 2017. Here are some of the sights we just had to share from the floor.

Cosplay competition at BroadwayCon 2017 Cosplay competition at BroadwayCon 2017 | By Show-Score

At Show-Score HQ, it's no secret that we're all massive theater fans. So while we greatly enjoyed hanging out at our booth and interacting with the hundreds of members who stopped by to say hello, we also loved wandering the convention floor and experiencing it first hand!

Show-Score was set up in the marketplace, an area full of cool booths showing off everything from custom costumes to exclusive art prints. This video was taken earlier in the day, before things got really crazy!

Some other booth highlights included...

These awesome Theater District-themed luggage sets...

The #TheatreMakesMe wall from Situation Project, where convention-goers were encouraged to write a Post-It explaining how theater makes them feel...

And, of course, pin the (pony) tail on A. Hamilton!

Most booths and panels (including Show-Score!) gave out stackable ribbons to guests to attach to their badge. We're pretty certain that his theater fan (cosplaying as a character from "Heathers the Musical") might have won the prize for collecting the most!

And speaking of cosplay...what's a convention without it? We saw SO many great cosplays, like this Glinda and Elphaba from "Wicked"...

These totally in-character "Hamilton" cosplayers...

And while technically not a cosplay, we had to give a special shoutout to this amazing program dress! This theater fan told us that her mother handmade it:

We even got to check out the official BroadwayCon cosplay competition, where cosplayers went head-to-head to see who would emerge as the best. Check out this video of the top 10 finalists!

The winners? The twins who portrayed Flotsam and Jetsam from "The Little Mermaid"! Their mother also made their costume by hand, and it incorporated real working lights!

Last, but certainly not least, we can't help but show off what went down at the Show-Score booth. We asked every theater fan who passed by if they'd add their voice to our wall and write down the name of the show that they most wanted to see in 2017.

Even by the end of Day 1 at the convention, fans were flooding the booth to add their voices to the conversation...

...And by the end of BroadwayCon, the Post-Its overlapped and made an awesome collage of theater opinions!

Check back soon for the results of our poll...the top five most-anticipated shows might surprise you, as will the most-requested revivals!

  • Did you make it to BroadwayCon this year? If so, share your experience in the comments below!