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Showstoppers! Exhibit Extends Through October

You now have more time to explore this world of costumes! It was announced today that Showstoppers! Spectacular Costumes from Stage & Screen, the new interactive costume exhibition in the heart of Times Square will extend its residency at 234 West 42nd Street through October 31, 2021, due to popular demand. Benefitting the Costume Industry Coalition, a new group created in 2020 to advocate for the survival of New York City’s custom costume industry, Showstoppers! opened to the public on August 5, 2021, and was originally scheduled to run through September 26.

Tickets start at $24 and are now on sale through October 31 here. All proceeds will continue to raise money for the Costume Industry Coalition Recovery Fund, which remains one of the hardest hit sectors of the entertainment industry. This extension is made possible by the generous support from Madison International Realty.

Designed by the award-winning international exhibition firm Thinc Design, the 20,000 square foot space (formerly the home of Modell’s) features more than 100 of the industry’s most beautiful and complex garments. Confirmed displays include costumes from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and National Tours, including A Soldier’s Play, Aladdin, Chicago, Come From Away, The Cher Show, Dear Evan Hansen, Frozen, Golden Child, Hamilton, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Lion King, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Mrs. Doubtfire, The Phantom of the Opera, SIX, Wicked; TV’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Dickinson and Saturday Night Live; Film’s Respect and No Time to Die, along with costumes from the dance world (including American Ballet Theatre, the Martha Graham Dance Company, New York City Ballet and San Francisco Ballet), Opera, Disney World, Norwegian Cruise Line, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, Broadway Bares and more.

Showstoppers! spotlights the incredible and oftentimes under-recognized costume contributions to the entertainment industry, and pulls back the curtain on the hundreds of costuming experts who create, supply, and care for them, and infuse much-needed vitality back into the Theatre District. As guests make their way through the exhibition, not only can they see the detail and craftsmanship typically only seen far away on stage or screen, but they can watch and interact with costume makers and experts demonstrating their techniques and skills on-site, getting a rare behind-the-scenes look at the project.

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