The Museum of Broadway will open in the summer of 2022, founders Julie Boardman and Diane Nicoletti announced Monday.
The museum, located at 145 West 45th Street in Times Square, will offer guests a look at the centuries-old history of Broadway. It is the first permanent museum dedicated solely to Broadway theater, according to the press release.
Theater historians, artists and designers have been enlisted to create the museum’s interactive and immersive exhibits, which will spotlight key figures and productions throughout Broadway’s past. It will also give an inside look at the development and production of Broadway shows.
The new space was originally slated to open to the public in 2020, but was delayed due to the pandemic.
The Museum of Broadway is founded in partnership with a number of industry organizations, including Playbill, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, The Billy Rose Theatre Division at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, The Al Hirschfeld Foundation, Concord Theatricals and Goodspeed Musicals, among others to be announced at a later date.
The museum will also open a retail and souvenir store. On Monday, the museum’s e-commerce shop launched on their website.
Tickets for admission to the museum are expected to go on sale later this year.