Smithsonian’s American History Museum Receives ‘WICKED’ Dress (photos)

In a special ceremony Dec. 17, Tony award-winning costume designer Susan Hilferty signed the deed of gift for an Elphaba costume and broom from the musical “WICKED,” based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, to the National Museum of American History’s popular culture collections. The costume is currently on display in the “American Stories” exhibition.
Winner of 35 major awards, including three Tonys and a Grammy, the musical “WICKED” has been seen by more than 35 million people, and there are seven production companies worldwide. For the special ceremony at the Smithsonian, visitors were treated to a live performance by Donna Vivino (Elphaba) and Tiffany Haas (Glinda), singing several production numbers. Receiving the gift of the costume were Marc Pachter, acting director of the National Museum of American History, and Dwight Blocker Bowers, curator of the National Museum of American History.

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