"Showstoppers! Spectacular Costumes from Stage & Screen" Adds "Hamilton," "Black Panther" and More to NYC Exhibition
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 11:19 am EDT 07/27/21




New York, NY (July 27, 2021) – It was announced today that the Costume Industry Coalition’s new exhibition, Showstoppers! Spectacular Costumes from Stage & Screen, has added both extraordinary costumes and exciting partners to their summer spectacle, running from August 5 – September 26 at 234 West 42nd Street. Tickets are on sale now and are available at ShowstoppersNYC.com.

Two new productions have been added to the impressive displays, including Marvel’s Dora Milaje from Black Panther at Disney’s California Adventure, and Broadway’s Tony Award-winning Hamilton. Previous 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, 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.

The recently announced “Crossovers Live!” talk show, hosted by Tony Award-winning actor Brian Stokes Mitchell, will stream on Stellar live from Showstoppers! The show features icons who’ve made the jump from stage to film, television, or music, debuting with Vanessa Williams on July 26, then Marc Shaiman on August 30 and Bernadette Peters on September 27. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Actors Fund, a CIC Partner.

The Museum of Broadway, scheduled to open in 2022, will be giving an exclusive sneak peek of what’s to come by displaying costumes worn by Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner in the original production of Side Show, designed by two-time Tony Award-winner Gregg Barnes.

Broadway Education Alliance and WPBS-TV, a PBS Learning Media contributor, are developing a 5-episode digital workshop to be filmed at Showstoppers!. Entitled AT THIS STAGE, each episode will feature an artist demonstrating their skill working on a replica of a showstopping costume, which will be streamed live nationwide.

Playbill, a brand synonymous with Broadway, Off Broadway and theater across the country, will be opening an official Playbill Store on the lower level at Showstoppers. The store will feature gifts and souvenirs from Playbill, as well as shows on exhibit, and unique merchandise from participating partners and craftspeople.

Additional sponsors and theatrical suppliers have joined Showstoppers! in a show of support. ABC7 has come on board as a media sponsor. All Access Theatrical Supply, Christie Light, Sound Associates, and JAG Fabricators are all donating theatrical equipment to the dynamic exhibition.

Open to the public on August 5, 2021 and designed by the award-winning international exhibition firm Thinc Design, the 20,000 square foot space for Showstoppers! will spotlight the incredible and oftentimes under-recognized costume contributions to the entertainment industry, pull 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 for a limited eight-week engagement through September 26, 2021 at 234 West 42nd Street.

Tickets are on sale now and are available at ShowstoppersNYC.com. All proceeds will raise money for the Costume Industry Coalition Recovery Fund, which remains one of the hardest hit sectors of the entertainment industry.

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Formerly the home of Modell’s, Thinc Design will transform the Times Square space into an immersive maze featuring more than 100 of the industry’s most beautiful and complex garments. As guests make their way through the exhibit, they will get to see up close the detail and craftsmanship typically only seen far away on stage or screen. Costume makers and experts will be on-site demonstrating their techniques and skills and interacting with guests, and multimedia elements will provide a rare opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at the process.

Showstoppers is being 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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The Costume Industry Coalition (CIC) was launched in 2020 to advocate for the survival of New York City's custom costume industry. CIC Members include 56 small, unique, independent businesses and artisans, in and around New York City, that create, supply, and care for costumes for every facet of entertainment, including theatre, dance, cruise ships, concerts, theme parks, television and film, on stages and screens around the world. The CIC collectively employs and represents over 500 costuming experts and artisans, including pattern makers, cutters, stitchers, tailors, milliners, hand finishers, craftspeople, embroiderers, sculptors, painters, dyers, pleaters, specialized vendors, and more. In 2020, CIC members collectively lost over $26.6 million in revenue, which has been a devastating loss. The CIC’s nonprofit fiscal sponsor, the Artisans Guild of America, has started the CIC Recovery Fund and a grant program as CIC Members continue to fight to ensure their artisans will have artistic homes to which to return once the live performance and television/film industries return to full production.

The mission of the Artisans Guild of America (AGA) is to perpetuate the American tradition of the artisan workroom. It unites highly skilled artisans that have indisputable reputations and expertise in handmade artistic objects and services. Through educational seminars, apprenticeships, networking, and promotion, the Guild supports artisans and fine craftsmanship. As a 501c3 nonprofit, the AGA serves as the fiscal sponsor for the Costume Industry Coalition, and started the CIC Recovery Fund to help the CIC Members. For more information, visit www.artistansguildofamerica.org.

Madison International Realty was founded in 2002 by Ronald M. Dickerman, Madison’s President, with the idea of building a world-class global investment platform focused on providing liquidity to real estate owners and investors who otherwise had few options for facilitating early exits from their illiquid real estate ownership positions or monetizing embedded equity. Today, with offices in New York City, London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, and Luxembourg, Madison has become a global leader in providing equity capital in a diverse range of real estate transactions involving class A properties and portfolios. Since inception, Madison has raised $6.5 billion in capital commitments from more than 150 institutional investors worldwide and has invested in more than 185 million square feet of privately owned commercial real estate with a gross asset value $116.1 billion. www.madisonint.com

Located in New York, Thinc is a global design firm serving clients in North America, Asia, Africa and Europe. For nearly 30 years, Thinc has designed projects for a wide range of clients, including museums, science centers, aquariums, zoos, theme parks, corporations, and governments. Notable projects include the National September 11 Memorial Museum; the Steinhart Aquarium at the California Academy of Sciences; The Freedom Park in Pretoria, South Africa; The Jordan Museum; the USA Pavilion at the 2015 World Expo; Terra, the Sustainability Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai; and the re-envisioned Empire State Building Observatory. The firm has been the recipient of numerous prestigious international awards including the Red Dot Award, World Design Award, Core77 Design Award, Global Future Award, and many more. Founded by Tom Hennes in 1992 as an outgrowth of a successful, 15-year theatrical design practice, the firm has evolved into a dynamic and multi-disciplinary studio that transforms how people think about the world and each other. Showstoppers! Represents a joyous return to those theatrical roots. To learn more visit thincdesign.com.

Kevin Duda Productions creates & develops entertainment and media properties in both classic form and those that break traditional boundaries. As an Executive & Creative Producer for Hallmark Channel: “In The Key of Love,” "Two Turtle Doves” (Winner of the 2019 Christopher Award for Excellence in TV,) and "A New Year’s Resolution." In the virtual space, KDP produced "A Killer Party," Broadway’s first digital musical. KDP works alongside cruise industry heavyweights Norwegian Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and Regent Cruise Lines to develop fresh and forward-thinking entertainment, as well as special events and commercials for clients including Morgan Stanley, Playbill, The Wildlife Conservation Society, Bank of America, March For Our Lives, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Actors Fund. Upcoming: "Senior Class" (NAMT ’21) For more information visit kevindudaproductions.com.
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