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The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Broadway Fan in Your Life

Category Broadway

|by Mark Robinson |

This Black Friday, get these festive Broadway gifts before they’re gone

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner, and we will soon be nose-deep in holiday shopping. For the fans of Broadway musicals, it can often be hard finding unique gifts that suit that world of interest. So, to help you out with your online search for the perfect Broadway musical-inspired gifts, we at explored the merchandise at Broadway’s hottest musicals. We compiled a list of some original and exciting ideas that might make the perfect gift for the theater enthusiast in your life.

The cast of ‘The Prom’ on Broadway (Photo: Deen van Meer)

The cast of ‘The Prom’ on Broadway (Photo: Deen van Meer)

A real-life magic carpet ride might be an impossible order for a holiday gift, but you can always give the next best thing. If the receiver of your holiday kindness is a fan of Disney’s Aladdin, why not treat them to a show logo fleece throw blanket? Wrapped up and cozy, they can imagine that magical trip around the world.

An enchanting music box featuring the title character and Dimitry from the musical Anastasia makes for an elegant keepsake from the show. The souvenir plays the Ahrens and Flaherty song “Once Upon a December,” just like the music box that figures prominently in the musical’s story.

The Band’s Visit
If the inspiring and beautiful message of the musical The Band’s Visit was the highlight of your friend’s year, then the film that started it all will be the perfect gift. The award-winning 2007 film, written and directed by Eran Kolirin, is available on DVD.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Holiday shopping for friends can sometimes be a daunting task. One of Carole King’s best-known songs is the hit “You’ve Got a Friend,” and the “You’ve Got a Friend” scarf will show that special person in your life just what they mean to you. This knitted piece comes in lovely shades of blues and golds.

The Book of Mormon
With all the irreverent fun of The Book of Mormon, you have to expect the merchandise will be equally offbeat and hilarious. On the (reasonably) tasteful side, you can always gift a family member with the Jumping Mormon Umbrella. Don’t leave your family out in the rain this holiday season.

Come From Away
If you have seen the musical Come From Away, you know that one of the most stirring numbers from this musical about the humanity demonstrated in the face of 9/11 is “Me and the Sky.” This t-shirt is the perfect way to celebrate the show and the song’s sentiment.

Dear Evan Hansen
For the Dear Evan Hansen fan, what better way to put a smile on their face than with a replica of the show’s iconic polo shirt? The light and dark blue, short-sleeved top is prominent in the show’s advertising, and will make anyone who connects with the title character feel special this holiday season.

Looking for a relatively inexpensive gift to commemorate your visit to the Disney musical Frozen? The Olaf the Snowman keychain fits the bill, making it easy to carry your memories of the show with you at all times.

One of the classiest and most original ideas on this list, the Hamilton “Who Tells Your Story” Passport Wallet is a lovely gift idea. The passport wallet is made of quality leather and is etched with a 1909 Rand McNally transit map of Manhattan and quill inscription inspired by Hamilton.

Head Over Heels
Who can’t use another tote bag? The “We Got the Beat” tote inspired by the Go-Go’s hit that opens the Broadway musical Head Over Heels is the ideal gift, bringing color and functionality to a holiday gift.

King Kong
It’s a lot of exercise climbing skyscrapers, and you should really carry a water bottle for such endeavors. King Kong can tell you all about it. Fortunately, there is a sleek King Kong water bottle for sale for which the show’s fans will just go “ape.”  

Kinky Boots
The Kinky Boots Holiday Ornament is a lot of fun and the perfect way to remember a show that will soon be leaving us. Kinky Boots may be closing in the near future, but you will always have this festive, sparkling red boot to remind you of the show’s empowering and inclusive message.

The Lion King
For a cuddly gift that maintains an authentic representation of the stage show The Lion King, why not gift a friend or family member with a small Simba Plush Doll? The stuffed animal is based on the costume designs of Julie Taymor's original stage show.

Mean Girls
We all know that a “Burn Book” is a mean thing to create, but for fans of the musical Mean Girls, the Burn Book Pillow is an acceptable alternative. The “fetch” gift idea is perfect for the fan of the show who secretly roots for the Plastics.

My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady happens to be one of the most intelligent musicals ever written, adapted from the wise and witty words of George Bernard Shaw. Why not share the wonders of the Lerner and Loewe piece by gifting the script to the theater enthusiast in your life?

Once on This Island
One of the warmest and most-inviting logos on Broadway is the poster art for the current revival of Once on This Island. You can own the perfect recreation of that Caribbean-inspired poster on a magnet.

The Prom
This Black Logo Track Jacket takes us back to high school for the musical The Prom. Featuring the show’s colorful logo with “#PromForEveryone” printed on the back, this comfortable item celebrates the musical’s all-inclusive message.

School of Rock
It may be closing on January 20th, but there still is plenty of time to see Broadway’s School of Rock. For that aspiring rock musician in your life, why not get them a set of official School of Rock drumsticks to practice with?

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
It’s all about the 1970s at SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical, and no one got through the decade of disco without a pair of truly spectacular sunglasses. Fortunately, the Summer online store has the perfect “Hot Stuff” case to hold your audacious shades (or any glasses, really).

The Phantom of the Opera
There is a reason that The Phantom of the Opera has haunted Broadway for 30 years, and the musical has truly engrained itself in the hearts of theater fans the world over. For an extra-special gift this holiday season, the exquisitely designed Monkey Music Box, inspired by the show’s spooky prop, is bound to thrill someone on your holiday list.

Waitress is a musical all about pie and the different emotions they represent through the character Jenna Hunterson. This clever cookbook offers a wide-range of Jenna’s best pie recipes, the perfect gift for those of us who eat our feelings and who know that cooking is a way to give from the heart. 

Wicked celebrated its 15 Birthday this year, and soon it will soon be celebrating its 15th Christmas on Broadway. There is a lot of Wicked merchandise out there, but for an original idea, why not purchase the current Elphaba’s new album? Jessica Vosk just released the chart-climbing Wild and Free, which features a delightful mix of pop and Broadway music.

For more of the best of Broadway for the holidays, check out our list of the Top Shows in New York in December 2018.

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