By Andrew Gans
18 Dec 2012
Tony Award-winning costume designer Susan Hilferty was on hand to sign the deed of gift, while Broadway cast members Donna Vivino and Tiffany Haas sang a selection from the Stephen Schwartz score to commemorate the event.
The costume elements join objects from the musicals King and I, Rent and The Lion King in the museum’s permanent entertainment collections.
“Hilferty’s designs bring the story of the witches of Oz prior to Dorothy’s arrival, to life,” said Marc Pachter, acting director of the museum, in a statement. “This donation is a significant addition to the museum’s entertainment collection and shows the enduring cultural contribution of Broadway hits to American life.”
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