’Tis the season for giving. Check out our 2020 gift guide for the dedicated Broadway fan. From streaming content to themed puzzles to a collectible Glenn Close tree ornament, we have ideas for any budget.
The gift that keeps on giving: BroadwayHD. This streaming service is the ultimate present for any Broadway fan. BroadwayHD can be streamed on most devices, including Roku, Apple TV, and others. Their latest selection of Broadway shows includes Mame, As You Like It, All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914, Private Lives, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Meshuga Nutcracker, and more Broadway, Off-Broadway, and West End productions.
Know anybody who is obsessed with that one show? Missing the Broadway experience? Recreate the magic and complete their obsession by gifting them some Broadway merch. Most shows sell their wares online, from T-shirts and magnets to warm winter gear and Hamilton-themed home décor.
Ticket Shadow Box
For the avid Broadway fan who collects tickets and programs, why not get a ticket shadow box to display those tickets with pride? This shadow box includes a slot at the top to slide in your favorite tickets. It’s the best way to commemorate your favorite live events and the perfect place to store and display them at the same time! If you really want to make it special, try DIY’ing a shadow box and decorating it to make it have your own Broadway flair.
Even though streaming music has taken over, there’s nothing like holding an album in your hands, and being able to read the special booklets inside describing the music. This season, try gifting your Broadway fan a cast album. A new release that would be a great gift is the new “If The Fates Allow: A Hadestown Holiday Album” filled with winter favorites featuring the cast of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical Hadestown.
For your chicest friend, check out Scenery Bags. The carryalls are constructed from backdrops used in Broadway productions — literally, pieces of Broadway you can take with you anywhere. They have also introduced a series of totes and more drop bags from Broadway, regional, and international productions. Hold your most precious souvenirs in these fashionable bags.
Did you join the puzzles phase of the pandemic? Those who had more time to spend at home indulged in at-home activities that we might not have had the time to spend time on before and stores were seeing shortages of puzzles and board games. For the favorite theatre fan, try getting them their favorite Broadway show in puzzle form – it’s a great way to zone out and focus on something that may not require all your brainpower. Let’s see how long these puzzles will take them to finish! Take a look at the newly released Moulin Rouge puzzle, or explore the variety of Broadway puzzles you can find online.
For coloring book enthusiasts, Coloring Broadway has a large selection of Broadway-inspired pages for you to tackle. The company’s mission is “to create opportunities to connect with and extend your theater experience, to create space for pondering, self-reflection, and growth — and to do it all while singing show tunes, of course!” Coloring is the perfect way to de-stress and spend some time on self-care while at home. Check out the Les Misérables and Wicked coloring books. For the ultimate pairing, gift these pages with Theatre Nerds’ Broadway-inspired crayons and colored pencils.
Broadway Legends Ornaments
In the theater community, the annual BC/EFA Broadway Legends ornament is a must-buy. This year, celebrate legendary three-time Tony Award-winner Glenn Close as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard, donning her signature turban and Art Deco-inspired cloak. This fabulous ornament was designed by artist Glen Hanson and the Christopher Radko Company exclusively for Broadway Cares.
Out of ideas for gifts? Check out some gift ideas that can support Broadway artists here.
Last updated and effective as of January 14, 2019
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