Museum of Broadway set to light up NYC
New York, New York - The world-famous plays and musicals of Broadway are getting their own museum, and curators have announced that the Museum of Broadway is set to open in New York City on November 15.
Hot off the heels of this year's Tony Awards, the Big Apple is getting a brand-new tribute to the Great White Way.
The museum, which is currently being developed and is located in the heart of Times Square, is set to present information on more than 500 productions from the past 300 years - including classic hit musicals like Rent and Oklahoma.
"It's experiential, it's Instagrammable, it's immersive," co-founder Julie Boardman said. "You walk the timeline and then you end up in the middle of a show."
The Museum of Broadway says it plans to explain how theater has progressed over the decades and also show the complex production processes involved in making a show.
"The first permanent museum dedicated to Broadway will open at 145 West 45th Street," it said. The history of Broadway theater in New York can be traced back to the 1850s.
Tickets will go on sale to the public on June 21 at 10 AM EST. Fans who have signed up for early access through the museum's website will be able to purchase tickets on June 17.
A portion of every ticket sold will benefit the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS non-profit, according to the locale's Twitter.
For more on Broadway, check out TAG24's recent coverage live from the red carpet of the Tony Awards, where we had some fun getting stars to spill their secrets.
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