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The Broadway Collection

At present The Broadway Collection may perhaps be an undiscovered jewel to many in South Florida, but that is all about to change! The elegant costume museum, owned by Costume World, is to be featured on The Today Show on Wednesday, March 21st at 8:00 am. Once aired, this attraction is sure to deservedly become one of the area’s most desired destinations for residents and tourists alike.

The Broadway Collection is an astounding exhibit of the finest costumes ever brought to the Broadway stage by the most honored and respected designers in the history of the American theatre. Presented in a fully inter-active environment, tours are led by knowledgeable and entertaining theatre professionals who give the visitor a remarkable “behind-the-scenes” look at the work of iconic designers such as Sir Cecil Beaton, Irene Sharaff, Theoni Aldredge and William Ivey Long. A visit to The Broadway Collection is a walk through the history of the American Musical Theatre where you will be embraced by the theatrical experience and wrapped up in its rich history.
Tours, by appointments only, may include a luncheon, high tea or special event of your choosing.  You may dine at the Broadway Collection’s loving re-creation of New York’s famous Tavern-on-the-Green Restaurant.  Seated beneath a crystal and amber chandelier that once hung in Tavern-on-the-Green, guests are served  on the same exquisite china, silver and crystal that graced the tables of this historic restaurant.  There is also entertainment available, as guests may choose to have one of the talented singers at the Broadway Collection perform hit songs from Broadway shows.  An extra added bonus is the appearance of owner Marilynn Wick who narrates the journey of her becoming the owner of the Broadway Collection and Costume World. Marilynn’s fascinating story is the perfect way to end your visit to the Great White Way.

Following your tour and luncheon, you’ll don white gloves and have a chance to walk through the museum for a one-on-one experience with the collection. You’ll be able to see first-hand how the costumes are constructed and the intricate detail that goes into each piece. What better way to fully appreciate the expert craftsmanship used in the creation of this incredible collection than to hold it in your own hand? Next, you’ll visit a charming Tavern Hat Room delicately appointed after the décor of the famed Tavern-on-the–Green. Take a turn in front of the mirror in one of our vintage hats or  remarkable headpieces from many of the shows in the Collection. Don’t forget to bring your camera to record this fun and memorable portion of your tour. A visit to The Broadway Collection is a walk through the history of the American Theatre where you will be embraced by the theatrical experience and wrapped up in its rich history.

Based in South Florida, Costume World indeed provides the largest selection of rental, retail, and theatrical costumes in the world. They have retail/rental locations in Austin TX, Pittsburg PA, Dallas TX, and Deerfield Beach FL, as well as on line. Hours of operation are Monday – Saturday from 10am – 7pm, with some locations 9am – 6pm. For more information on Costume World you may go to www.costumeworld.com.

The Broadway Collection is located at 2313 NW 30th Place in Pompano Beach, FL 33069. Office hours are Monday – Friday from 10am – 4pm. You may contact them by phone at 954-972-7929 or by E-Mail at museum@costumeworld.com.

Comments

  1. Thank you so much for your post. While watching the Today show we felt that the message got a bit lost in the fun of the tapping and may have cast a negative shadow on all the hard work that goes into a Broadway production. Your story nails the essence of what Costume World and The Broadway Collection are all about.

    Much appreciated!

    • Judi Z. says:

      As always Marilynn, your graciousness astounds me. You took what could have been a negative
      situation, adding a huge dose of , “life is to short and precious to waste.. Let it go & move on.” The Broadway Collection has given so much joy & pleasure to so many in it’s short life. The future can only hold wonderful, amazing times ahead. I choose now to learn from the past & look to the future for all it might bring. Thank you Jadene for your “words of wisdom”. As always Marilynn, thank you for your positive outlook on life & once again putting it all in perspective.

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