It’s a good day to be a theater fan!
The world’s very first permanent museum dedicated to the musicals, plays, and theaters of Broadway is scheduled to open next summer in New York.
The Museum of Broadway will be located in the heart of Times Square at 145 West 45th Street and tickets for the museum are expected to go on sale later this year.
This museum will pay tribute to the legacy and artistry of Broadway theater, with internationally renowned artists, designers and theater historians collaborating on crafting an interactive, multi-floor experience that showcases unforgettable moments throughout Broadway’s history. Visitors will be treated to a visual history of the iconic theater district while exploring the theaters’ pioneers and game-changing events of social change. There will also be numerous exhibits of all the world’s most beloved plays and musicals.
There will also be “The Making of a Broadway Show,” a special exhibit which pays homage to the enduring work of all arts professionals (on and off stage) who bring plays and musicals to life.
This interactive and immersive experience was founded by Julie Boardman and Diane Nicoletti, in partnership with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the Billy Rose Theatre Division at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the Al Hirschfeld Foundation, Concord Theatricals, Goodspeed Musicals and other partners.
The Museum of Broadway will also include a retail store that will sell various show-specific merchandise to bespoke products from small local businesses. There is also a recently-launched online store with a curated selection of products. Click here to check it out.