Right now the Theater Collection at the Museum of the City of New York contains over 200,000 accessioned objects that document theatrical performance from 1785 to present day Broadway productions. Scripts, articles, contracts, props, sheet music, 3-D objects, and so much more await the biggest theatre fan to explore. A collection on Yiddish theater reveals how an immigrant culture created vibrant and commercially viable performance traditions that maintained a lasting impact.
Now Broadway fans are about to experience even more in 2002. A pop-up museum called The Museum of Broadway will consists of exhibits that will create visual experiences that go from the birth of Broadway through present day. According to the site, The Museum of Broadway is an interactive and immersive experience that celebrates Broadway – the history, the behind-the-scenes, the game changers.
The pop-up focuses on three main components: the expansion and evolution of the theatre district from lower Manhattan to Times Square; the making of a Broadway show, spotlighting the behind-the-scenes roles that bring Broadway plays and musicals to life every night; and the landmark musicals through the decades that continually challenged and re-defined the very idea of what a Broadway show could be.
The Museum of Broadway will be presented by Julie Boardman, of Untitled Theatricals and Boardman Productions, and President of Rubik Marketing Diane Nicoletti. To learn more about the Museum of Broadway visit www.themuseumofbroadway.com .