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"Orchid Show: On Broadway" at the New York Botanical Garden

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This year's Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden spotlights a subject young thespians know all about: the theaters of Broadway. Inside the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, the blossoms of 300 orchid species and hybrids combine to form spectacular set pieces.

Marvel at an 85-foot-long promenade—made of milky white and bright pink Phalaeonopsis and Dendrobiums—based on the interior of the New Amsterdam Theatre, as well as a floral chandelier made to resemble a grand light fixture found in the former Eltinge 42nd Street Theatre, now a movie megaplex. "You walk in and see these immense structures, but then you notice that each is made up of smaller components: the flowers," says Tony Award--winning scenic designer Scott Pask, who designed the exhibit.

Before exiting stage left, browse a display of Al Hirschfeld's iconic caricatures at the Library Gallery. Or, if it's a weekend, listen to tunes from popular musicals like My Fair Lady and A Chorus Line performed by a vocalist and pianist.

is on view at the New York Botanical Garden from Fri Mar 5 to Mon Apr 25.

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