Playbill was on hand at the 2022 New York Comic Con last year to celebrate alongside our fellow theatre nerds with six theatre-centric panels—and now you can watch them all online.
The weekend's festivities kicked off October 6 with The Big Broadway Nerd Panel. Mason Alexander Park (The Sandman, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Justin Matthew Sargent (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Fergie Auguste Phillipe (Hamilton), and Jenna Leigh Green (Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Wicked) were on hand to talk about how fantasy, comic books, and science fiction have helped inspire and engage their performances, personas, and personal lives. The panel was hosted by Playbill's Bryan Campione. Watch below.
Beetlejuice may have said goodbye to Broadway, but its October 7 Comic Con panel is back from the dead. The show's stars, Alex Brightman and Elizabeth Teeter, joined along with book writer Scott Brown and producer Mark Kaufman to talk about the fan-favorite musical currently touring North America. The panel was moderated by Beetlejuice line producer Jenny Gersten.
Playbill also hosted Tune In!, a TV and film panel October 7. Frozen writers Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Bobby Lopez, Schmigadoon's Cinco Paul, and stage and screen star Frankie Grande joined host Talaura Harms to talk about how their life in and love of theatre has affected their work for the screen.
The second annual Broadway Bard Party was held October 8, with Tony nominee Gabby Beans (The Skin of Our Teeth), Julian Elijah Martinez (Network), Max Crumm (Grease, Disaster!), Colleen Litchfield (Leopoldstadt), and David Andrew Laws (The Twenty Sided Tavern) on hand to play a D&D-style one-shot, with audiences invited to watch, journey, and laugh along with the panel. The event was hosted by Playbill's Jim Cairl.
Closing out the convention October 9 was a panel celebrating Off-Broadway's Sesame Street The Musical. Join Barry the Sheep, composer Nate Edmondson, director-producer Jonathan Rockefeller, lead puppet consultant Tyler Bunch, Sesame Workshop Senior VP of Curriculum and Content Dr. Rosemarie Truglio, and iHeartBroadway's SJ Arnegger to find out how artists have brought Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Grover, Rosita, Bert, Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, The Count, Gabrielle, and more to the Off-Broadway stage.
For more information, visit Playbill.com/ComicCon.