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Interactive Costume Exhibition SHOWSTOPPERS! Extends in Times Square Through End of October

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The exhibit includes costumes from A Soldier’s Play, Aladdin, Chicago, Come From Away, The Cher Show, Dear Evan Hansen, Frozen, Golden Child, Hamilton, and more.

Interactive Costume Exhibition SHOWSTOPPERS! Extends in Times Square Through End of October

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 26th.

Tickets (starting at $24.00) are now on sale through October 31 at ShowstoppersNYC.com. 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.

Also on display are two costumes from the CIC Pattern Project, a project launched as a fundraiser that allows people to buy and print original patterns from iconic costumes to make at home. The project launched with a Hamilton-inspired spencer jacket designed by Tony Award-winning costume designer Paul Tazewell, with the pattern developed by the team at Tricorne, Inc. The just-launched second pattern is a Midge Maisel cocktail dress from "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel." The show's Emmy Award-winning costume designer, Donna Zakowska, designed the dress; the pattern was developed by Eric Winterling, Inc. Both patterns were digitized by Gene Mignola, are available for purchase on Etsy. ,

Showstoppers! is produced by the Costume Industry Coalition and Artisans Guild of America, in partnership with Madison International Realty, Kaplen Brothers Fund, No Guarantees, Kevin Duda Productions and Thinc Design.

For more information and to purchase tickets to this special event, please click here: ShowstoppersNYC.com.


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