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Lesli Margherita, Alice Ripley, James Monroe Iglehart Kick Off BroadwayCon 2017

See highlights from the weekendlong event's fabulous opening number. logo

Christmas in January has arrived for theater geeks. BroadwayCon 2017 kicked off off with a full-scale 45-minute musical opening ceremony on January 27. The show, penned by Ryan Scott Oliver (Jasper in Deadland), told the story of a corrupt Mayor (Matilda's Lesli Margherita) who tries to ban Broadway, only to be stopped by a man named Carl (Sam Tanabe). Guest appearances included Tony winners Alice Ripley (Next to Normal), James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin, Hamilton), and more. Here are highlights. See who you can spot.