There will be a Broadway opening this fall that is not a show.
The Museum of Broadway will open November 15 on West 45th Street in the heart of the Theater District. The museum will feature interactive exhibits, costumes and props to show New York’s theater history since the 1700s.
“And then when you get to a certain show that helped transform the landscape of Broadway, you can step into ‘Oklahoma! “And you walk through this immersive cornfield and there’s this beautiful painterly impressionistic sunrise on the wall and it comes to life right before your eyes,” says museum co-founder Julie Boardman, an award-winning Broadway producer.
The museum, currently under construction, will include four floors of exhibition space.
“It’s been quite a journey for us,” says co-founder and marketing manager Diane Nicoletti, “We’ve been working on this for five years.”
The museum’s exhibits and other immersive experiences include “The Ziegfeld Follies”, “The Wiz”, “Ain’t Misbehavin'”, and “Rent” shows. More than 500 individual productions will be highlighted.
Tickets are on sale and start at $39 with a portion going to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Learn more at http://www.museumofbroadway.com here.