Photo: Museum of Broadway
The recently opened Museum of Broadway (145 West 45th Street) has added several new artifacts from recently-closed Broadway shows, including a suitcase carried by Hugh Jackman and band hats worn by Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster in the 2022 Broadway revival of “The Music Man”, Usher’s hat from “A Strange Loop”, a costume worn by Alex Brightman in “Beetlejuice,” and a costume worn by Sara Bareilles in the 2022 revival of “Into The Woods.”
Additionally, the Museum has added Bob Fosse’s Tony Awards from “Dancin’” and “Big Deal,” spurs worn by Tom Wopat in the 1999 Broadway revival of “Annie Get Your Gun” a replica of Alan Jay Lerner’s annotated script for “Camelot,” a hat worn by Dale Soules in “The Magic Show”, a wig worn by Tovah Feldshuh in “Golda’s Balcony”, and a ukelele from “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” signed by its stars, Matthew Broderick and Kelli O’Hara.
There have also been a few updates in the “Making of a Broadway Show” exhibit, designed by Tony Award winner David Rockwell. The stage management booth has been updated to feature a video of the “Aladdin” stage management team calling the song “Friend Like Me,” during a performance of the show, along with the calling script so guests can follow along to better understand the role of a stage manager.
Additionally, a new AR experience has been unveiled in which guests can use a special mirror to transform themselves into select characters from “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” including Harry Potter, Professor Umbridge, Professor Dumbledore, and Bane.
For tickets and information, please visit https://www.themuseumofbroadway.com/