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Below is the archived schedule from BroadwayCon 2016. Please note that it may not accurately reflect everything that took place, as we made on-the-fly changes due to the blizzard.

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Friday, January 22 • 7:30pm - 8:50pm
10,514,880 Minutes: How Do You Measure 20 Years of Rent?

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It’s the musical responsible for student rush, cleaning up 41st Street, revitalizing the Nederlander Theatre, providing opportunities for countless Broadway debuts, inspiring the next generation of musical theatre creators, and making sure none of us will ever forget how many minutes are in a year. And it’s ultimately the reason we’re all here together for BroadwayCon. Join members of the original Rent family — cast, creatives, and friends — as they discuss where they were 20 years ago this week and how life has changed since then. 

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Rodney Hicks

Rodney makes his home in the Pacific Northwest with his husband, Chris, and dogs Trevor and Logan. He currently co-stars as Bob in the new musical Come from Away which is playing to sold out audiences at Seattle Repertory Theatre, prior to that he originated the same role at La Jolla... Read More →
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James C. Nicola

Artistic Director, New York Theatre Workshop
James C. Nicola has been the Artistic Director of New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) since 1988. Under his guidance, NYTW has remained steadfast to its founding commitment of nurturing both established and emerging theatre artists, promoting collaboration and bold experimentation with... Read More →
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Cynthia O'Neal

Born in Los Angeles, Cynthia modeled and appeared in films, including “Carnal Knowledge” and “Primary Colors.” In 1991 she founded Friends in Deed—The Crisis Center for Life-Threatening Illness—which has helped transform many thousands of lives by providing emotional and... Read More →
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Anthony Rapp

Broadway: If/Then; Rent; ; Six Degrees of Separation; Precious Sons (Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk nomination). Off-Broadway: Raised in Captivity, Sophistry, The Destiny of Me, Some Americans Abroad, among others. Film: Adventures in Babysitting, School Ties, Dazed... Read More →
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Daphne Rubin-Vega

Daphne Rubin-Vega debuted on Broadway as Mimi in the original cast of “Rent”, earning her a Theater World Award as well as Tony and Drama Desk nominations for Best Actress in a Musical.  She was nominated again for her role as Conchita in the Pulitzer Prize winning “Anna In... Read More →
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Bernie Telsey

Film: Four Ten Four, Ricki and the Flash, The Intern, Ithaca, Focus, Into the Woods, The Last Five Years, Song One, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Friends with Kids, Margin Call, Sex and the City 1 & 2, I Love You Phillip Morris, Rachel Getting Married, Dan in Real... Read More →
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Fredi Walker-Browne

Fredi created the role of Joanne Jefferson in the smash hit musical Rent and went on to play Rafiki in The Lion King.  Most recently, she's in Rebecca Miller's new film “Maggie’s Plan” and was delighted to play Shay on Showtime’s Emmy Award Winning series “The Big C... Read More →
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Tim Weil

Broadway: Jonathan Larson’s Rent, Shrek, Jumpers, Sally Marr… and her escorts (directed by Lonny Price), Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. Off-Broadway: Patti Griffin’s 10 Million Miles (2008 Drama Desk nomination, Best Orchestrations), Suzan-Lori Parks’ F****** A. Film... Read More →
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Marlies Yearby

Marlies Yearby is the Tony Award-nominated and Drama League Award-winning choreographer of Rent. Her work was licensed for the film adaptation and also seen in “Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway.” Ms. Yearby received a Helen Hayes Award nomination for her choreography for Oedipus... Read More →


Friday January 22, 2016 7:30pm - 8:50pm
MainStage