Who knew forty second Road and Broadway ran all the best way all the way down to Boca/Delray and finish at The Wick Theatre and Museum Membership! In an occasion yesterday afternoon that rivaled any Broadway Opening Night time Occasion, Marilynn & Kimberly Wick celebrated the opening of The Wick’s 2023/2024 season with a spectacular immersive exhibition of “Dancing Toes” The Expertise, forty second Road. In addition they had in attendance none aside from the star of the unique Tony Award Profitable Broadway present (forty second Road) Lee Roy Reams on the Museum Membership’s Stage so as to add commentary, sing, and have a enjoyable stuffed discuss again with the viewers. Lee Roy, who starred as Billy Lawlor within the 1980 manufacturing, shared many anecdotes concerning the musical through the video presentation, together with insights about famend choreographer Gower Champion and his premature loss of life on the day of the present’s Broadway opening. The legendary present went on to win the Tony Award for Finest Musical and Finest Choreography. Whereas Reams continued his illustrious profession in musical theatre, starring in quite a few Broadway exhibits together with The Producers and La Cage Aux Folles, and at The Wick, he created a sensation along with his function as Dolly Levi in Hiya, Dolly!
“The Wick is breaking new floor in each leisure and know-how by creating these immersive experiences that each entertain and educate audiences concerning the historical past of Broadway,” stated Kimberly Wick, curator. “Because the homeowners of the most important Broadway costume assortment within the nation, we’re thrilled so as to add this innovation as one other strategy to protect the unbelievable artistry of our previous for generations to come back.”
Final yr, The Wick Costume Museum underwent a dramatic high-tech transformation, leading to a surprising new venue, rechristened The Museum Membership at The Wick. The utterly renovated area thrilled friends with 360-degree immersive video experiences, historic costume shows, eating, and leisure.