10 Great gifts for the Producer in your life. [UPDATED]
We’ve updated this blog with the best Broadway gifts on the market in 2018. Enjoy!
Happy Black Friday!
People are in line and online today, looking for great holiday gift ideas for their family and friends. But what do you get for that odd bird in your nest that is or wants to be a Producer?
Here is a list of 10 gift ideas for those folks with shows on the boards, or for the Producers-to-be out there.
And if you are a Producer, just email this list to your family and friends and tell them that it’s their civic responsibility to do their part in stimulating the economy . . . by buying you everything on it.
Yes, full disclaimer, this one is mine. But it’s such a no-brainer gift for anyone who loves Broadway, it’s always top of my mind for Broadway gifts. The game itself is like Life with a dash of charades . . . but Broadway style. Win Tonys, Audition for Wicked, and the person with the most fans wins. Fun, right? There’s a reason it’s the best selling Broadway gift on Amazon every year. But don’t take my word for it. If you want some objective advice, go check out the 55 FIVE star reviews on Amazon.
Playbills are probably the one thing on the planet that is given away free, yet is priceless to a Broadway fan (especially a NEW Broadway fan). Protect them in this binder that includes free sheet protectors!
3. A Broadway Puzzle of your favorite Broadway Stars!
If you’re like me, then holiday times at the parents’ house includes puzzles. So forget about the ones with windmills and skylines, how about one featuring Broadway stars!
Need a stocking stuffer or a Broadway Secret Santa gift? This is it because it’ll come in under ANY budget.
David Merrick is to Broadway shows as Henry Ford is to automobiles. Read all about how Merrick became the powerhouse that he was. This bio is like a training manual of both what to do and what not to do.
Created by my own Director of Marketing, Monica Hammond (I have such a multi-talented staff), The Broadway Coloring Book is available as an instant download PDF for you to print, color and enjoy right away or gift to friends! This 10-page coloring book features hand-drawn scenes from some classic Broadway shows, including Mamma Mia, Chicago, Cabaret, Gypsy and more! Color the costumes and sets of Broadway as many times as you like! Download your copy now!
7. Gift Cards
No list would be complete without suggesting you get tickets for the Broadway lover in your life. Unfortunately, we don’t make this easy on Broadway. You can’t get gift cards for specific shows, but you can get Telecharge Gift Cards and Ticketmaster Gift Cards.
Give the gift that gives back when you get anything from BC/EFA. From their Broadway snow globes to Broadway ornaments to a 1992 Jerry Mitchell Broadway Bares “solo strip” DVD (hubba, hubba) these gifts will make the giver and the getter feels good all over.
9. Once On This Island Cast Album
If you love Ahrens and Flaherty, if you love great musical theater period, you’ll love this Tony-award winning cast, and so will the theater lover in your life.
10. The iPhone
No list of mine is ever complete without the iPhone. Sure, AT&T sucks more than Moose Murders, but carrying music demos of shows in a killer web phone that has an app-game where you can produce We Will Rock You is something I’m telling Santa that I want.
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