New NYC museum explores Broadway show history

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If you ever wondered what the green dress from “The Wiz” looked like up close, the colorful look of the Ziegfeld Follies costumes, or wanted an extensive view on the elements that make a groundbreaking musical, then the newly opened Museum of Broadway is for you.

Broadway’s first museum opened this week and provides fans with a combination of history, memorabilia and education.

“Showboat,” Rent,” “Company,” and “A Chorus Line” are but a few of the shows that have elaborate displays that let fans get up close and personal.

Museum Co-Founder Julie Boardman says one of the hardest parts of setting up the museum was figuring out the story they wanted to tell.

“There’s so much history. So how are we going to organize it and make it in a way the people you know, really with the guest experience in mind? So we’ve landed on this idea that we stand on the shoulders of those who came before us. So had all these people not pioneered, broken ground, taken risks along the way, we would never have the art form and the art that is created today.”