Celebrating Broadway in the Heart of Times Square
The Museum of Broadway, slated to open in the heart of Times Square in fall 2022, is the first-ever permanent museum celebrating Broadway and is an immersive and interactive theatrical experience devoted to musicals, plays, and the people who make them.
Featuring the work of dozens of designers, artists and theatre historians, this one-of-a-kind Museum takes visitors on a journey along the timeline of Broadway, from its birth to present day, where the past, present, and future of Broadway come together like never before.
Groups will travel through a visual history of Broadway, highlighting groundbreaking moments in a series of exhibits that showcase and show off dazzling costumes, props, renderings, rare photos, videos and more. Along the way, guests will learn more about the pivotal shows or "game changers" that transformed the landscape of Broadway—the moments that pushed creative boundaries, challenged social norms, and paved the way for those who would follow.
The Museum will also celebrate the behind-the-scenes of this dazzling American art form with a special exhibit, The Making of a Broadway Show, which will honor the community of brilliantly talented professionals—both onstage and off—who bring Broadway plays and musicals to life every night.
The Museum recently announced a group of featured artists who have designed various rooms and exhibits within the Museum, as well as their team of expert curators.
Featured throughout the Museum will be work from: contemporary artist Ulli Böhmelmann, Tony Award-winning scenic designer Bunny Christie (Curious Incident...), award-winning multimedia artist Paul Clay (Rent), painter Ann Marie Coolick, calligrapher Ryoko Goldston, muralist Harley and J, installation artist HotxTea, artist Neka King, magician and New York Times crossword constructor David Kwong, neon artist Jianhe Li, three time Tony Award-nominated scenic designer Anna Louizos (In the Heights), two-time Tony Award-winning scenic designer Derek McLane (Moulin Rouge), fine artist Rachel Marks, visual artist and author Debbie Millman (Why Design Matters), interactive street artist Kelsey Montague (Taylor Swift), creative director Ryan Ratelle, designer Sam Ratelle, Tony Award-winning scenic designer and architect David Rockwell (She Loves Me), visual artist Liz West, and illustrator Ty Wilson. More artists are slated to be announced soon.
The team of expert curators for The Museum of Broadway is headed by Ben West (Resident Historian and Curator, Timeline & Special Exhibits) and also includes Jennifer Ashley Tepper (Curator, Historical Buildings), John Kenrick (Curator, Game Changer History), Faye Armon-Troncoso (Set Decorator & Props Supervisor, Making of a Broadway Show), Lisa Zinni (Costume & Props Curator), and Michael McDonald (Historical Assets Manager).
The Museum of Broadway is founded by entrepreneur and Tony Award-winning producer, Julie Boardman, and founder of award-winning experiential agency Rubik Marketing, Diane Nicoletti. Elie Landau serves as the Museum's general manager. Currently under construction, the Museum is slated to open in fall 2022 at 145 West 45th Street.
The Museum of Broadway is founded in collaboration with Playbill, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, The Billy Rose Theatre Division at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, The Al Hirschfeld Foundation, and Goodspeed Musicals.
Tickets for the Museum go on sale on June 14th. For more information, visit The Museum of Broadway and follow @museumofbroadway on social.
Courtesy of Groups Today.