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Museum of Broadway to offer senior and student tickets

Museum of Broadway on W 45th Street (Photo: courtesy of Museum of Broadway)

The newly opened Museum of Broadway, located in Times Square, has announced the offering of senior and student rates for entry.

Seniors, ages 65 and over, will be able to purchase timed entry tickets from Mondays through Thursdays for $32. Students with a valid student ID will be able to buy timed entry tickets from Mondays through Thursdays for $29.

Regular pricing for the museum includes timed entry tickets for $39 and flexible entry tickets for $49. On the first Tuesday of each month, the museum offers $25 timed tickets and $35 flexible tickets. A portion of every ticket sold is donated to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

"In the few short weeks since we've opened the Museum of Broadway, we have been very encouraged by the heartening response we've received from guests of all ages," the museum's co-founders Julie Boardman and Diane Nicoletti told Broadway News in an exclusive statement. "As we continue to fulfill our mission to share the history of Broadway with as many as possible, we are excited to roll out two additional ticketing levels.

"Students and senior citizens have long been an indispensable part of the theatergoing community in New York City, and they are some of Broadway's biggest fans," the statement continued. "We hope that our student and senior rates will provide access to the museum for more people, and we look forward to continuing to implement programming to support the Broadway community in the new year and beyond."

The Museum of Broadway, which officially opened to the public on Nov. 15, is located at 145 W 45th Street. The museum showcases the history of American theater through immersive exhibits spotlighting individual productions, such as "Showboat," "The Phantom of the Opera," "Rent" and the most recent revival of "Company." Guests can see original lyric sheets from writers, original costume pieces and props, rare photos and more. The museum also features a floor dedicated to "The Making of Broadway," intended to educate visitors about the process of creating a Broadway show. Currently, the space spotlights an exhibit on illustrator Al Hirschfeld, showcasing his famous drawings and sketch books.

The Museum of Broadway is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.