I’ve never been so happy that the last month of this year is flying by so fast.
“December, already,” someone said.
“Yes,” I said. “Abso-effin-lutely, yes.”
Because every day that passes is a day closer to the vaccine, and to Broadway’s return. (And the news this week was that we could see some shows in June and July!)
A quickly approaching 1st of the year, means a quickly approaching gift-giving holiday. Just last week, we posted our traditional “Top 10” gifts for the Broadway theater lover (during a pandemic!). I got a bunch of emails asking me to narrow that list down to one. (I guess people are busier than ever and don’t even have time for Top 10s anymore!)
So this post contains our favorite TWO broadway holiday gifts for 2020.
Why two? Well, I always like to overdeliver. 😉
But we wanted one “fun gift” and one “self-improvement” gift. I believe that life has to be about improving oneself, mixed in with just as much fun.
That’s why our two favorite gifts this year are . . .
(And yes, both broadway gifts are stuff that we “produce.” Because if we didn’t believe in them enough to promote them – we never would have made them! There’s a lesson in this for you, by the way. If ever you feel like you wouldn’t shout about your project from the rooftops . . . do NOT do it.)
This is my brand new book featuring excerpts from some of the smartest and most creative people on Broadway. Everyone needs at least one mentor. Now you have 50. It’s the perfect gift because it doesn’t require reading it from front to back. Let it sit on a desk or on a shelf and pick it up from time to time. Let the words of these talented TheaterMakers inspire you to make more theater. I know they’ve inspired me. This book is for anyone who wants to make theater (actor, director, playwright, etc.) or anyone who wants to appreciate the process of making it (fan, investor, etc.) Get it here.
The classic is back! Our Be A Broadway Star board game is one of the best selling Broadway gifts on Amazon.com. And has been for almost ten years! And it’s perfect for the Broadway family that can’t go see a Broadway show. It’s a little charades and a little Life, with a dash of “celebrity” for an extra dose of fun. It’s also a no-brainer gift for anyone who loves theater. The young folks love it. Put it this way. If you have a kid who is on TikTok, get them this game. Huge points. And 210 rave reviews can’t be wrong. Get it here. And have a Broadway blast while you’re stuck inside this holiday season. (Do get yours quick – demand has already shot up this year as I’m sure you can imagine. We will sell out.)
The clock is tickin’ on this damn Covid. These two gifts will help pass the time even faster. Until, soon enough, it’ll be “Places, please!”
On my morning commute, I scoot past a giant hole…
Ken created one of the first Broadway podcasts, recording over 250 episodes over 7 years. It features interviews with A-listers in the theater about how they “made it”, including 2 Pulitzer Prize Winners, 7 Academy Award Winners and 76 Tony Award winners. Notable guests include Pasek & Paul, Kenny Leon, Lynn Ahrens and more.