The Museum of Broadway, the first-ever permanent museum dedicated to the Main Stem, has announced the addition of several new artifacts from recently closed and historic productions.
From the 2022 revival of “The Music Man,” visitors will be able to see a suitcase carried by Hugh Jackman as well as band hats worn by Jackman and Sutton Foster. A hat worn by Usher, played by Jaquel Spivey, in the Tony Award-winning “A Strange Loop” is now on display. A costume worn by Alex Brightman in “Beetlejuice” has also been added, along with an outfit worn by Sara Bareilles in the revival of “Into the Woods.”
In addition, new items dating back to the 1970s have been incorporated into the museum. Ahead of the opening night of “Bob Fosse’s Dancin’,” Bob Fosse’s Best Choreography Tony Award statues for the original 1978 “Dancin’” and 1986 “Big Deal” have been added.
Visitors will also be able to see Tom Wopat’s boot spurs worn in the 1999 revival of “Annie Get Your Gun,” a replica of Alan Jay Lerner’s annotated script for 1960’s “Camelot,” one of Dale Soules’ hats worn in “The Magic Show,” a wig worn by current “Funny Girl” star Tovah Feldshuh in “Golda’s Balcony” and a ukelele from “Nice Work If You Can Get It” signed by stars Matthew Broderick and Kelli O’Hara.
The “Making of a Broadway Show” exhibit, designed by Tony winner David Rockwell, has been updated to include a video of the stage management team from “Aladdin” calling the musical number “Friend Like Me” during a performance, plus a copy of the script so viewers can follow along. Visitors can also transform into Harry Potter characters as part of an AR experience from “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.”
The Museum of Broadway officially opened to the public on Nov. 15, 2022 and is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.