NYC's New Broadway Museum Will Give You a Behind-the-scenes Look at Iconic Plays and Musicals
The new immersive pop-up attraction will land in Times Square next year, featuring a range of exhibits that will take visitors through the history of Broadway from its start through present day.
While details are still scarce, the museum will have exhibits that focus on three main aspects: the evolution of New York’s Theater District over the years, how Broadway shows are made, and the musicals that have become trailblazers throughout Broadway’s history.
“If New York is the cultural capital of the world, then Broadway is its heart and soul — drawing nearly 15 million people a year to shows they have dreamed about seeing, and inspiring others to make a go of the Broadway dream themselves,” New York state senator Brad Hoylman said in a statement.
“The new Museum of Broadway will give tourists and residents alike the opportunity to experience so much of what Broadway has to offer and pay homage to a quintessentially New York institution,” he added.
While details of what visitors will find inside, the museum’s exact location and dates, and how to book tickets will be announced down the line, the announcement reveals that visitors can look forward to a look at all of the roles that go behind creating Broadway’s plays and musicals on a nightly basis.
The city has been home to noted playwrights ranging from Eugene O’Neill and Arthur Miller to Tennessee Williams, making it no surprise that its streets and neighborhood are teeming with Broadway-related activities and signs of its creative past.
Those looking to get a taste of the city’s theater scene can head to popular dining stops like Sardi’s and Joe Allen on Restaurant Row, walk the Playwright’s Sidewalk at the Lucille Lortel Theatre to admire the names of over 50 figures in the industry, or even sing their own tunes at Marie’s Crisis.