Shining stars will take center stage at BroadwayCon -- a must for any theatre aficionados. A chance to get up close and personal with some of today's top performers during an unforgettable weekend in NYC.

Showcase of talent

Theatre lovers are shelling out for the chance to meet and interact with some of the most legendary performers to grace the stage.

This three-day expo is set for Friday, Jan. 26th through Sunday, Jan. 28th at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in the heart of Manhattan. Fans are expected to come out in full force as they celebrate the magical world of theatre and pay tribute to Broadway's biggest and most beloved shows.

Lineup of fan favorites

While Broadway stars did take the stage at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts earlier this year, there has never been a chance quite like this to interact with some of the most talented performers in the world. The stellar lineup of performers is attracting attendees from across the country who want insight into their theatre idols.

Award-winning directors, Actors And Actresses from all walks of life are slated to make appearances.

Laura Benanti, who earned a Tony Award in 2008 for her portrayal of Louise in the revival of "Gypsy," will be on hand, as well as Jenn Colella, who graced the stage earlier this year as Captain Beverley Bass in "Come From Away."

Other stars on the schedule include Kelli O'Hara, the 2015 Tony Award Winner for Best Lead Actress in a Musical for "The King and I," as well as Laura Osnes from "Cinderella," and "Bandstand."

Actor Anthony Rapp, who came forward last month with allegations of sexual assault by Kevin Spacey, is part of the lineup, as is "Anastasia" star Derek Klena.

Panels galore

Fans are excited about this chance to get up-close-and-personal with their favorite Broadway stars during a series of panel discussions. It never hurts to learn more about the theatre world they know and love.

"More Than Fiddler!: Jews and Broadway Musicals" is one such panel, and it will take a closer look at clips and songs by Jewish American theatre stars of the past and present.

Think musical luminaries galore -- these are masterminds that allowed Jewish culture to shape the stage and inspire millions.

"Theatre on a Budget" will examine the challenges of producing quality productions with minimal funds, and discuss ways to stretch dollars to turn dreams into realities.

Don't miss

Critics, fans, and everyone in between have heralded this event as a must-attend. Thousands of fans are expected to flock to NYC for the theatre fan conference of the year.