Industry NewsInteractive, Multi-Level Museum of Broadway Opens in NYC November 15
A portion of ticket sales for the Manhattan museum, highlighting more than 500 productions, benefits Broadway Cares.
November 15, 2022
The Museum of Broadway, the interactive, multi-floor museum located
at 145 West 45th Street, opens its doors for the first time November
15. The new venue highlights more than 500 individual productions from the 1700s to the
Theatre caricaturist Al Hirschfeld is the focus of the first special
exhibit at The Museum of Broadway. The exhibition, curated by Al
Hirschfeld Foundation Creative Director David Leopold, takes visitors
through nine decades of Hirschfeld's landmark images capturing the
American theatre from 1928-2002.
Among the shows represented are the original productions of Fiddler on the Roof, The Phantom of the Opera, The King and I, Sunday in the Park With George, Funny Girl, Ragtime, Beauty and the Beast, and Hairspray,
along with portraits of such figures as Meryl Streep, Stephen Sondheim,
Julie Andrews, Liza Minnelli, and John Leguizamo. Also on display are
show posters, album covers, and Playbill covers designed by Hirschfeld; a
replica of the barber chair Hirschfeld worked in; and sketchbooks the
artist used to plan some of his most iconic artworks.
Artists who have designed rooms and exhibits within the museum
include Ulli Böhmelmann, Tony-winning scenic designer Bunny Christie,
multimedia artist Paul Clay, painter Ann Marie Coolick, calligrapher
Ryoko Goldston, muralist Harley and J, installation artist HotxTea, Neka
King, magician and crossword constructor David Kwong, neon artist
Jianhe Li, Tony-nominated scenic designer Anna Louizos, Tony-winning
scenic designer Derek McLane, fine artist Rachel Marks, visual artist
and author Debbie Millman, interactive street artist Kelsey Montague,
creative director Ryan Ratelle, designer Sam Ratelle, Tony-winning
scenic designer and architect David Rockwell, visual artist Liz West,
and illustrator Ty Wilson.
The Museum also features work from Emmy-winning illustrator I. Javier Ameijeiras (Rent Live!), neon artist Dani B, Tony nominee Robert Fairchild(An American in Paris), Drama Desk-winning scenic designer David Korins(Hamilton), choreographer Julio Monge (West Side Story), and dancer Tanairi Vazquez (West Side Story).
The Museum of Broadway is founded by Tony-winning producer Julie
Boardman and Rubik Marketing's Diane Nicoletti. Elie Landau serves as
the general manager.
The museum is founded in collaboration with Playbill, Broadway
Cares, The Billy Rose Theatre Division at the New
York Public Library for the Performing Arts, The Al Hirschfeld
Foundation, Goodspeed Musicals, Creative Goods, and Concord Theatricals.
The Museum is offering $25 timed tickets and $35 flexible tickets on the first Tuesday of every month. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here, and a portion of each ticket sold will be donated to Broadway Cares.