Holiday Gift Guide: 17 Essentials in Theatrical Merchandise — Snow Globes, and PJs and Board Games, Oh My!

News   Holiday Gift Guide: 17 Essentials in Theatrical Merchandise — Snow Globes, and PJs and Board Games, Oh My! Looking for the perfect gift for the Broadway theatre fan on your list? With the holidays just a few weeks away, we've put together a 2015 gift guide of merchandise, knickknacks and must-haves for your theatre-going loved ones.

Playbill Pajamas — For Men and Women
These custom-made pajamas feature Playbill covers from over three dozen Broadway musicals and include a drawstring waistband, shirt pocket and full piping. The original pajamas (available in black, for both men and women) were designed for Playbill by Tony Award winner Gregg Barnes (costume designer for Disney's Aladdin).

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Broadway Cares Collection 2015 Snow Globe
Lady Liberty belts out her favorite show tune with microphone in hand in the latest Broadway Cares snow globe, designed by Tony Award nominee Alexander Dodge. It features logos from Broadway musicals, including Aladdin, An American in Paris, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, The Book of Mormon, Cabaret, Chicago, Doctor Zhivago, Fun Home, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Gigi, Hamilton, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Holler If Ya Hear Me, Honeymoon in Vegas, If/Then, Jersey Boys, The King and I, Kinky Boots, The Last Ship, Les Misérables, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Matilda The Musical, On the Town, On the Twentieth Century, The Phantom of the Opera, Side Show, Something Rotten!, The Visit and Wicked.

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The 2015 Playbill Ornaments from the Broadway Cares Collection
The set of six is the fourth in an annual series of limited-edition ornaments celebrating Broadway's longest-running musicals. This set features the Playbill covers of Annie, Avenue Q, Cabaret, Man of La Mancha, Mary Poppins and The Producers. The first three sets are also available at the Playbill Store.

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The Ultimate Playbill Binder
A devoted theatregoer always needs a place to keep his or her Playbill collection. This custom-made, three-ring binder uses archival quality materials to perfectly preserve Playbill magazine collections for years to come.

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The Playbill Magazine Wall Mirror
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the greatest star of all? Introducing the new Playbill Wall Mirror! Now you can see yourself reflected on the cover of Playbill magazine. This top-quality product is made of mirrored glass and features a black aluminum frame, with a wired hanger on the back and measures 13 inches wide by 22 inches tall.

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On Broadway: The 2016 Playbill Wall Calendar
The 2015 wall calendar spotlights the Playbill covers from hit Broadway musicals. Each month features a different Playbill cover along with show information written by Playbill.com features manager Michael Gioia. Playbill covers featured in the 2016 calendar include Aladdin, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Cinderella, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, If/Then, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, Les Misérables, Matilda The Musical, Motown: The Musical, Disney's Newsies and Violet.

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The Playbill Magazine 5x7 Photo Frame
Put yourself or a loved one on the cover of Playbill magazine! The special mat is designed to look exactly like the cover of Playbill magazine, holds a 5x7 inch photo and omes with both an easel back and wall mounting hardware.

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The 2015 Show Logos Ornament from the Broadway Cares Collection
This holiday season, trim your tree with this special white glass ornament, featuring the logos from more than 20 different Broadway musicals. Shows featured are Aladdin, An American in Paris, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, The Book of Mormon, Cabaret, Chicago, Doctor Zhivago, Fun Home, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Gigi, Hamilton, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Holler If Ya Hear Me, Honeymoon in Vegas, If/Then, Jersey Boys, The King and I, Kinky Boots, The Last Ship, Les Misérables,The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Matilda The Musical, On the Town, On the Twentieth CenturyThe Phantom of the Opera, Side Show, Something Rotten!, The Visit and Wicked.

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Broadway Cares Classic Collection Shower Curtain
Who wouldn't want to sing in the shower behind this? The Broadway shower curtain includes logos from 42nd Street, Annie Get Your Gun, Avenue QBeauty and the Beast, Cabaret, Chicago, A Chorus Line, Company, Fiddler on the Roof, Finian's Rainbow, Grease, Gypsy, Hairspray, Jersey Boys, Kiss Me, Kate, Les Misérables, The Lion King, Little Shop of Horrors, Mamma Mia!, The Music Man, The Pajama Game, The Phantom of the Opera, The Producers, Rent, The Rocky Horror Show, South Pacific, Sweeney Todd, Sweet CharityWest Side Story and Wicked.

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TKTS Gift Certificates
If your theatre-going friends like to purchase discount Broadway and Off-Broadway tickets through the TKTS Booth, treat them to a show with TKTS Gift Certificates. Gift certificates are available in denominations of $25, $50 and $100, so you can give the gift of theatre during the holidays. The gift certificates work like cash at all three of the TKTS Discount Booths ("Under the red steps" in Father Duffy Square on Broadway and 47th Street; the South Street Seaport in Lower Manhattan; and at the corner of Jay Street and Myrtle Street Promenade at 1 MetroTech Center in Downtown Brooklyn).

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Sardi's Gift Card
Before you take your special someone to a Broadway show, have dinner at Sardi's, the famed eatery in the heart of New York City's theatre district. The restaurant, located at 234 West 44th Street, is known for the hundreds of caricatures of show-business celebrities that adorn its walls. You may also catch some of Broadway's best hanging out on the restaurant's second floor!

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Broadway Baby Onesie
Dress your child, niece, nephew or favorite kid in Broadway gear early on with this Broadway Baby onesie. The 100 percent cotton knit onesie comes in either white or baby blue and fits ages 6-12 months. Your little one will be singing "Broadway Baby" from Stephen Sondheim's award-winning Follies in no time!

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Broadway Poster Frame
PlaybillStore.com's custom-made frames for Broadway posters display all 14" by 22" Broadway window card posters and are available in black, silver or gold. Don't forget to buy a brand-new one for inside!

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Be a Broadway Star, the Board Game
Do you have what it takes to be a Broadway star? Find out when you play this new game! Making it big on Broadway isn't easy. You'll start out in acting school and work your way up to the top, buying pictures and resumes, earning your "Equity" card, getting an agent, going to auditions and maybe even winning a Tony Award! Since this is a Broadway board game, that means you'll have lots of chances to show off your stuff along the journey, with interactive "make or break" cards that could have you singing and dancing on your turn.

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Piano/Vocal Selections to If/Then
Do you go there with Lucas, or stay here with Kate? One may never know, but now you can sing about it! Featuring a score by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (the team behind Next to Normal), the If/Then vocal selections includes music to "Always Starting Over," "Best Worst Mistake," "Here I Go," "It's a Sign," "Love While You Can," "Some Other Me," "What Would You Do?" and "You Don't Need to Love Me You Never Know," as well as an introduction by Kitt and Yorkey.

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"The Last Five Years" Film on DVD and Blu-ray
The film version of Jason Robert Brown's semi-autobiographical, two-person musical The Last Five Years documents a five-year relationship of a couple falling in and out of love and is adapted and directed by Richard LaGravenese ("P.S. I Love You"). Anna Kendrick stars as Cathy, a struggling actress who falls in love with rising Jewish novelist Jamie Wellerstein, played by Jeremy Jordan. The musical explores their relationship from both points of view through a series of solo songs — Cathy telling the story in reverse chronological order, and Jamie starting from the beginning (the pair only comes together at their wedding, the turning point of the show). The video package includes a sing-a-long version of the film and a conversation with composer/lyricist Brown.

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Hamilton Tote Bag
Everyone is vying to be in the room where it happens, but if you can't score tickets to this year's hottest Broadway musical, at least you can walk arm in arm with Alexander Hamilton himself. Grab the Hamilton tote with a design featuring artwork from Lin-Manuel Miranda's new Broadway musical.

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