Get Away: Museum of Broadway in New York City

Theater lovers rejoice! The Manhattan museum opens in mid-November in the heart of Times Square.
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Manhattan’s Theater District (Adobe Stock photo)

Theater aficionados can revisit the sights and sounds of many an iconic Broadway show at the new Museum of Broadway, opening in mid-November in the heart of New York City’s Times Square.

Museum Of Broadway Oklahoma Art By Ann Marie Coolick

An homage to the musical Oklahoma! features artwork by Arlington artist Ann Marie Coolick (Rendering courtesy of the Museum of Broadway)

Walk through an Oklahoma!-inspired cornfield painted by Arlington artist Ann Marie Coolick, explore the world of Manhattan’s East Village in Rent (as reimagined by original set designer Paul Clay) and ease on down a yellow LED staircase to enter a jukebox tunnel with lights synchronized to the music from The Wiz.

Museum Of Broadway Aint Misbehavin Designed By Derek Mclane

An exhibit honoring the legacy of Ain’t Misbehavin’, designed by Derek McLane (Rendering courtesy of the Museum of Broadway)

A timeline chronicles Broadway’s birth to the present day, and various displays highlight theater pioneers, socially progressive moments and the stories behind many enduring plays and musicals.

Museumofbroadway Ziegfeld Follies Designed By Sam And Ryan Ratelle

An exhibit designed by Sam and Ryan Ratelle commemorates the enduring impact of the Ziegfeld Follies (Rendering courtesy of the Museum of Broadway)

Find unique holiday gifts in the museum shop, from Broadway-branded apparel and goodies (including current Broadway show merch) to prints by legendary New York Times caricaturist Al Hirschfeld, plus totes, T-shirts and mugs featuring his drawings. 

Plan one to two hours for the self-guided, one-way-only tour through the immersive exhibits. Open daily 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Timed tickets are $39 per person; flexible tickets $49.

Museum of Broadway, 145 W. 45th St., New York, New York

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