Where the costumes shine: Broadway, Hollywood getups go on exhibit in heart of NYC

  • Dancer costumes from the Norwegian Cruise Line production of "Paradis" are displayed at the "Showstoppers! Spectacular Costumes from Stage & Screen" exhibit, benefitting the Costume Industry Coalition Recovery Fund, in Times Square on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

  • Costumes from the American Ballet Theatre production of “Whipped Cream” are displayed at the “Showstoppers! Spectacular Costumes from Stage & Screen” exhibit, benefitting the Costume Industry Coalition Recovery Fund, in Times Square on Monday in New York.

  • Costumes from the TV series "Dickinson" are displayed at the "Showstoppers! Spectacular Costumes from Stage & Screen" exhibit, benefitting the Costume Industry Coalition Recovery Fund, in Times Square on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

  • A costume from the Broadway musical “The Phantom of the Opera” is displayed at the “Showstoppers! Spectacular Costumes from Stage & Screen” exhibit, benefitting the Costume Industry Coalition Recovery Fund, in Times Square on Monday in New York. (

  • Dancer costumes from the Norwegian Cruise Line production of “Paradis” are displayed at the “Showstoppers! Spectacular Costumes from Stage & Screen” exhibit, benefitting the Costume Industry Coalition Recovery Fund, in Times Square on Monday in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

  • Costumes from the Broadway musical “Wicked” are displayed at the “Showstoppers! Spectacular Costumes from Stage & Screen” exhibit, benefitting the Costume Industry Coalition Recovery Fund, in Times Square on Monday in New York. (Photos by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK — Most Broadway stages may still be dark, but there’s a place in Times Square where the costumes shine.