December 14, 2014

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Broadway Lover 2014 edition

Happy Holidays to my followers! It's that time of year again- time to holiday shop for the Broadway fan in your life. What a tedious task, but have no fear- I am here to help you! I am about to provide you with an updated list of gift ideas for the Broadway lover. You may also wish to read entries from holidays past by clicking here (2013) and here (2012).

1.) Seth's Broadway Diary by Seth Rudetsky

Seth Rudetsky wears many hats in the Broadway community: music director, pianist, radio deejay, "deconstructor", and author. In his latest book, released in October, he details his personal experiences on the Great White Way in this comical compilation of stories.

2.) Movie tickets to see "Into the Woods"

The latest musical to be transformed into a movie is the Stephen Sondheim favorite, "Into the Woods", which will open on Christmas Day. Though the quality of the movie musical is often  debatable, most theatre lovers will not be able to resist checking out the latest musical-turned-movie. Watch the trailer below.

3.) Idina Menzel's "Holiday Wishes"

Capitalizing on her recent "Frozen" success and "Adele Dazeem" notoriety, Idina Menzel has released a holiday album. The album includes many holiday favorites and an original song, "December Prayer", written by Idina herself.

4.) Kristin Chenoweth's "Coming Home"

It seems that Idina is not the only Wicked alum that has released a new album. Kristin Chenoweth has also released a compilation of favorite theatre songs and other classics, recorded in her hometown of Broken Arrow, OK.

5.) Playbill pajamas

It's winter. It's cold. Every Broadway fan needs a pair of warm Playbill pajamas. Check them out here.

6.) The Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 2, by Jennifer Ashley Tepper

The second installment of this successful series is a behind the scenes look at the Broadway community, theatre by theatre, including the Barrymore, Circle in the Square, Gershwin, Nederlander, Palace, Shubert, and Vivian Beaumont.

7.) Not My Father's Son: A Memoir by Alan Cumming

A Broadway favorite, Alan Cumming is currently the Emcee in the latest revival of Cabaret at Studio 54. Released in October, his autobiographical memoir is centered on his relationship with his father.

8.) Lady Parts by Andrea Martin

Recent Tony Award winner for her role in Pippin, Andrea Martin released her memoir, "Lady Parts", in September.

9.) Peter Pan LIVE- Original Soundtrack of the NBC Television Event

To be released on on December 16, here is the soundtrack of the recent live broadcast of Peter Pan on NBC.

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