A visit to the Wick Costume Museum can be a religious experience for the true theater fan with a collection of hundreds of historical Broadway costumes.
Now, the museum has undergone a dramatic high-tech transformation, resulting in a stunning new venue rechristening the Museum Club at The Wick.
The completely renovated space features a 360-degree immersive video experience, historic costume displays, dining and entertainment. The premiere exhibit, “Ascot!” features the original 1956 costumes for “My Fair Lady,” designed by Sir Cecil Beaton, including the dress worn by Julie Andrews on Broadway.
“Inspired by the Van Gogh exhibition, we embarked on a journey to marry an immersive video experience with our unmatched costume collection,” said Marilynn A. Wick, executive managing producer. “The mission of the Wick Costume Museum has always been to share our historic wardrobe in an entertaining and educational way. With this dramatic new remodel, we are thrilled to welcome fans to enjoy our collection in a glorious new fashion.”
“This venture is unlike anything we have ever done before,” said Kimberly Wick, curator of the museum. “We are taking the traditional museum tour and elevating it to a multi-sensory journey that celebrates the best of Broadway, live performance and dining in one glorious experience.”
The space was inaugurated in September by Tony nominee Christine Andreas, who also portrayed Eliza Doolittle on Broadway. Beginning in October, exhibit lunch packages will be available, including admission to the exhibition, a three-course meal, live entertainment and the “hat room” experience.
The 2022-23 season at the Wick opens with Avi Hoffman starring in “Milk & Honey,” Oct. 13 – Nov. 6, featuring the first Broadway score composed by Jerry Herman (“Mame,” “Le Cage aux Folles”). The updated Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” Nov. 25 – Dec. 24, follows, along with “Anything Goes,” Jan. 12 – Feb. 12, and “Damn Yankees,” March 2 – April 2.
The season concludes with “Million Dollar Quartet,” April 20 – May 14, the reimagined meeting of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash in a Memphis recording studio.
Tickets and more information at TheWick.org.
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