Tomatoes Take Over Broadway

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I can’t think of better way to spend a Sunday afternoon in January than with a group of fabulous Tomatoes and a few good men, to tour the new Museum of Broadway followed by a wonderful lunch at the iconic Chez Josephine.

We were thrilled to be greeted in a private room at the Museum by Broadway Producer Merrie Davis, who is a co-producer of the museum, who gave us some of the background and overview. Watch the video. And check out our photos.


This is the first permanent museum dedicated to documenting the history and experience of Broadway theatre and its profound influence upon shaping Midtown Manhattan and Times Square. The museum covers more than three hundred years of Broadway history, including costumes and props from more than 500 productions. The Museum of Broadway was founded in collaboration with PlaybillBroadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the Billy Rose Theatre Division at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the Al Hirschfeld Foundation, Goodspeed Musicals, Creative Goods, and Concord Theatricals.

The Museum of Broadway teamed up with internationally renowned artists, designers, and theatre historians to create an interactive experience that highlights groundbreaking moments in Broadway’s history – the moments that pushed creative boundaries, challenged social norms, and paved the way for those who would follow.

The 26,000-square-foot museum comprises three sections: The Map Room, featuring a short film that outlines the history of theater in New York and the location of the extant theatres, a two-floor Broadway timeline, and the Making of a Broadway Show.

The Museum is an incredible tribute to the magic and history of Broadway. It’s located at 145 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036.  Get tickets.



  • Cheryl Benton

    The tomato behind The Three Tomatoes. Cheryl Benton, aka the “head tomato” is founder and publisher of The Three Tomatoes, a digital lifestyle magazine for “women who aren’t kids”. Having lived and worked for many years in New York City, the land of size zero twenty-somethings, she was truly starting to feel like an invisible woman. She created The Three Tomatoes just for the fun of it as the antidote for invisibility and sent it to 60 friends. Today she has thousands of friends and is chief cheerleader for smart, savvy women who want to live their lives fully at every age and every stage. She is the author of the novel, "Can You See Us Now?" and co-author of a humorous books of quips, "Martini Wisdom." Because she's lived a long time, her full bio won't fit here. If you want the "blah, blah, blah", read more.

2 Responses

  1. Ellen Easton says:

    Everyone looks like they had a fabulous time at a fabulous exhibit.

  2. Merrill Stone says:

    Cheryl…these pictures, video and background information about the fabulous Museum of Broadway are all stupendous!! Thank you for a gorgeous day ending at the marvelous Chez Josephine restaurant for stunning lunch serenaded on piano and voice by the great Sheree Santos. What made the fantastic Museum of Broadway even more stupendous was the delectable, charming, knowledgeable Merrie Davis, co-producer, speak to all of us beforehand with back-stories and great tidbits on many of the Broadway shows.
    And giving us all her brilliant, lighted pens as gifts!! All done on her actual birthday!! Thank you so much dear Merrie. A great time for all.
    Anyone who is not on The Three Tomatoes free website…please do so now. You’ll love it. I love being a Three Tomato with the phenomenon Cheryl Benton as our head tomato!! ❤️ ❤️

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