The cast and crews of Broadway and Off Broadway are hard at work preparing for the reopening of shows in the coming months, the newly created Costume Industry Coalition is set to open a brand new exhibit in Times Square later this summer.
Set for an August 5 debut, “Showstoppers! Spectacular Costumes from Stage & Screen” will feature costumes from Broadway productions, television, and films. Opening at 234 West 42nd Street, the exhibit is set for a limited run until September 26.
Confirmed so far to appear in the new exhibit are costumes from “A Soldier’s Play”, “Aladdin”, “Chicago”, Come from Away”, “The Cher Show”, “Dear Evan Hansen”, “Frozen”, “Golden Child”, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”, “The Lion King”, Moulin Rouge!”, “Mrs. Doubtfire”, “The Phantom of the Opera”, “Six”, Wicked”, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, “Dickinson”, “Saturday Night Live”, “Respect”, and “No Time to Die”
With theaters shut down for over a year due to the global pandemic, the latest James Bond film “No Time to Die” has not yet been released.
Also a big part of the entertainment business in New York City, the American Ballet Theatre, the Martha Graham Dance Company, and the New York City Ballet will be providing costumes from the world of dance.
Costumes from the San Francisco Ballet, Disney World, the Norwegian Cruise Lines, Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey, and Broadway Bares will also be a part of the exhibit.
More than just a collection of costumes for visitors to see; industry experts will also be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate their skills of creating the magnificent works created for the performers. Visitors will get a behind-the-scenes look at how things are done with a multimedia exhibit.
Proceeds from the ticket sales will go to aiding the Costume Industry Coalition Recovery Fund which aides the workers. The costume departments of all entertainment productions were among the hardest people hit during the shutdown over the past year and a half.
Costume Industry Coalition founding member Brian Blythe spoke on the exhibit saying “while so many parts of the entertainment industry are announcing reopening plans, the majority of our members continue to feel the impact of being mostly dormant for more than a year. The generosity of our partners, donors, and clients—who are lending us over 100 amazing costumes—will not only be a wonderful way to raise money for our Recovery Fund, but will help showcase our talented workforce of costuming experts.”
While New York state is considered open once again, there are still a number of safety protocols in place…
Visitors will only be admitted at the date and time stated on their tickets.
While ticket prices are non-refundable, a one time exchange is available if made more than 24 hours prior to the original ticket time.
ID and tickets must match at least one person in the party.
Tickets purchased from an unauthorized website or via a scalper are NOT valid!
Visitors under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
Strollers will be permitted at the exhibit but a “parking” area will not provided.
Ticket prices begin at $29 for general admission, $24 for seniors, and free for children under age two. A discount is available for members of the military and groups.
Face coverings will be required by visitors throughout their time inside the exhibit. The ruling includes vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors.
Visotirs are encouraged to make use of the hand sanitizer stations.
The exhibit requests that any visitor who has tested positive or has been exposed to the virus to please contact them so that they may reschedule your visit.