New York City’s newest attraction is another museum; but this time it’s about Broadway.  The idea is the brain child of producer Julie Boardman creative director Diane Nicoletti, and has been five years in the making.

Set in the heart of Times Square, the new Broadway Museum includes costumes, displays, and memorabilia from various Broadway shows and a history of “The Great White Way” going back 100 years.  There is also plenty of spots to “be a star on Broadway” or pose for a selfie.  Visitors can also go “behind the scenes” and see just what it takes to put on a Broadway show.

The new Museum of Broadway opened on November 15 and is located at 145 West 45th Street.  The multi-floor museum features exhibits from over 500 productions dating back to the 1700’s including “Fiddler on the Roof”, “The Phantom of the Opera”, “The King and I”, “Sunday in the Park with George”, “Funny Girl”, “Ragtime”, “Beauty and the Beast”, and “Hairspray”.

Visitors will also find portraits of numerous actors including Meryl Streep, Stephen Sondheim, Julie Andrews, Liza Minneli, and John Leguizamo.

A portion of the ticket sales goes to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.