Katy Keene has always had big Broadway aspirations — and at BroadwayCon, Katy Keene's Lucy Hale will be on stage to give her fans a special Q&A! Fans can see Hale, Ashleigh Murray (Josie McCoy), Jonny Beauchamp (Jorge/Ginger Lopez), Julia Chan (Pepper Smith), Katherine LaNasa (Gloria Grandbilt), Camille Hyde (Alexandra Cabot), and Zane Holtz (K.O. Kelly) on January 26th. Joining the cast will also be co-creator and executive producer Michael Grassi.
I'm sure you're wondering why a Riverdale property would be at BroadwayCon — but to me it makes perfect sense. In Bill Woggon's original comic creation, Katy did make it to Broadway. In the CW series, Jorge Lopez has aspirations of Broadway stardom. The show will also have Josie McCoy of Josie and the Pussycats chasing her music dreams in the Big Apple. The show itself will be set around the world of Broadway, so BroadwayCon is the perfect place for Katy and her friends!
This is a pretty encompassing panel, and I'm excited to see what comes out from it. Not heading to BroadwayCon but still want everything Katy? Keep your eyes on Bleeding Cool for more! Katy Keene will premier February 6th, only on The CW.
KATY KEENE follows the lives and loves of four iconic Archie Comics characters — fashion legend-to-be Katy Keene (Lucy Hale), singer/songwriter Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), performer Jorge Lopez/Ginger (Jonny Beauchamp), and "It Girl" Pepper Smith (Julia Chan) — as they chase their twenty-something dreams in New York City…together.
Katy designs clothes for anyone she can, including her friend and roommate Josie, whose singing talent catches the attention of Alexander Cabot (Lucien Laviscount), a CEO who hopes to reboot the record label division of his father's corporate empire. But Alexander's dream of signing Josie to a recording contract meets resistance from Cabot Media's powerful senior vice president Alexandra (Camille Hyde), who also happens to be his twin sister.
Josie and Katy's roommate Jorge works at his family's bodega and has his eye on Broadway, but after a series of rejections, he hopes to take his drag performance career as Ginger to the next level. The mysterious Pepper Smith plans to open her own version of Andy Warhol's Factory. She has the connections, but no one seems to know where she got her money — or if she really has any at all.
Katy struggles to manage the pressures of her day job at Lacy's Department Store and her very demanding boss, Gloria (Katherine LaNasa), who is a legendary personal shopper. But Katy has the support of her longtime boyfriend, KO Kelly (Zane Holtz), who has his own dream of becoming a professional boxer. As these aspiring artists take on the runway, the recording studio, Broadway, and the NYC social scene, they will find more than just a career in the big city — they'll find long-lasting friendship.
The Riverdale spinoff stems from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Riverdale), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Supergirl, Riverdale), Michael Grassi (Riverdale, Supergirl), Sarah Schechter (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Riverdale), and Jon Goldwater (Archie Comics Publisher & CEO.).