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The Best Broadway Merch to Gift Your Favorite Theater Kid This Year

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Social Goods, the online store for activist clothes and accessories, has launched a special collection that will help send more New York City students to Broadway productions before they graduate high school.

For every purchase from the Arts Advocate capsule, designed in collaboration with Prinkshop, 25% of proceeds will be donated to the 2022 Broadway production of “Macbeth” and their Broadway Bridges’ initiative to provide students with theater tickets free of charge. The limited-edition collection features tees, long-sleeve shirts, totes and stickers — all overlayed with the Arts Advocate branding in pink lettering. Prices range in price between $4 for a sticker and $80 for a sweatshirt, all available on Social Goods’ website.

The collection comes as more people are headed back to the theater: dozens of highly anticipated shows have reopened in the past few months after shuttering their doors amidst the pandemic. In addition to “Macbeth,” which has been temporarily cancelled after Daniel Craig contracted COVID-19 this week, new shows include a Beanie Feldstein-helmed “Funny Girl” and an all-new “Wicked” starring Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo.

Check out the Social Goods x Macbeth capsule below, in addition to more Broadway swag to gift your favorite theater kid this year.

Social Goods x Macbeth Arts Advocate Capsule

Courtesy of Social Goods

In partnership with the Broadway production of “Macbeth,” Social Goods has launched a new Arts Advocate capsule in support of the show’s initiative to send more high school students to Broadway for free. 25% of the proceeds will be donated to Broadway Bridges, which aims to eliminate financial barriers and expand access to the arts. The collection includes sweatshirts, tees, totes and stickers designed with Art Advocate’s branding.

BUY NOW: $4 - $80 Buy It

‘Wicked’ Original Cast Recording Vinyl Set

Courtesy of Amazon

Enjoy the original cast recording from the Tony-winning hit musical, featuring performances by Kristen Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Adam Lambert and Carole Shelley.

Wicked Original Cast Recording Vinyl Set $37.99  $29.98 Buy It

Reusable Wicked Face Mask

Courtesy of Amazon

Masks will still be required when in the theater, but a silver lining is that you can wear a festive covering to match whichever show you go to. From this green and black “Wicked”-designed masks, to those inspired by “Hamilton,” there are countless options for staying safe and stylish while hitting the theater.

Reusable Wicked Face Mask $37.99  $29.98 Buy It

 

Hamilton 2022 Day-to-Day Calendar

Courtesy of Amazon

Get organized this year with this “Hamilton” daily calendar which not only features tear-off pages for notes to take with you on the go, but is packed with lyrics from the hit Broadway musical and excerpts from Alexander Hamilton’s own speeches and writing.

Hamilton Day-to-Day Calendar $19.99 Buy It

Broadway Poster Ornaments

Courtesy of Etsy

Deck your Christmas tree this year with fun ornaments inlaid with posters of your favorite musicals. Take your pick from  “Aladdin” and “Phantom of the Opera” to “The Lion King” and “Mamma Mia.”

BUY NOW: $6.95 Buy It

‘Wicked’ Broadway Surprise Ticket Holder

Courtesy of Etsy

As if surprise tickets to “Wicked” isn’t already an unbeatable gift, give it an extra special kick with a “Wicked”-designed ticket holder that gives space for extra personalization and a thoughtful message.

BUY NOW: $5.00 Buy It

‘Wicked’ Colored Pencils

Courtesy of Amazon

Each of the colored pencils in this 12-pack set features different names parodied after the hit musical — from Purpular and Emerald City, to Unadulterated Loathing and One Short Grey.

Wicked Colored Pencils $16.95 Buy It

Memento Storage Box

Courtesy of Amazon

If you’ve been going to Broadway since you were a child, then you likely want a place to show off all the playbills and ticket stubs you’ve accumulated over the years. This adorable shadow box, fitted with a satin and black finish, makes for a functional decor piece. Plus, a back hook allows you to hang it on the wall to save surface space.

Memento Storage Box $16.99 Buy It

‘Booze Over Broadway: 50 Cocktails for Theater Lovers’

Courtesy of Amazon

This witty guidebook makes for the perfect companion to any night out with fellow Broadway-loving friends. Whether you’re an Andrew Lloyd Weber fan or prefer Stephen Sondheim, there’s a cocktail for you in this comprehensive cocktail book, which includes more than 50 recipes, (such as Don’t Cry for Me Appletini and Hello, Daiquiri!), alongside step-by-step instructions and whimsical illustrations.

Broadway Cocktail Book $19.99  $14.59 Buy It

‘In the Heights’ X Fila Sneakers

Courtesy of Foot Locker

Whether you’re  a true New Yorker at heart, or an annual trip to Broadway is enough for you, you can always embody the city spirit with these fresh sneakers from Fila. The limited-edition sneakers are classic in style but include fun nods to the NYC-centric musical with a bright color palette and embroidered lyrics from the now movie musical “In the Heights” on the sides.

BUY NOW: $75 Buy It

‘Oklahoma’ DVD Starring Hugh Jackman

Courtesy of Amazon

Readying for the Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster “Music Man” extravaganza? There’s no better way to get hyped than binge watching Jackman’s collection of musical numbers. But while you’re reliving his time as “The Greatest Showman,” the nasal glory that was his Jean Valjean in “Les Miserables” or even perusing bootleg clips from “The Boy From Oz” (although we highly recommend revising Peter Allen’s original videos on DVD whenever possible) we urge you to make time for his earlier work in “Oklahoma!”

What you will witness is a baby-faced, boy genius on the cusp of breaking in this 1999 London performance of the Rodgers and Hammerstein production. Is it as good as the recent 2019 revival, irrelevant they’re both brilliant. But if you’re on the Jackman kick, his surrey with the fringe on top will live on as one of the actor’s greatest performances of all time. It’s an absolute delight and will get you all kinds of excited for his next role as Professor Harold Hill.

Oklahoma DVD $45.74 Buy It

‘567 Broadway! A New Musical Workout (29% Off)

Courtesy of Amazon

Theater might not be a sport but it should be considering the athleticism required of Broadway triple-threats on stage. Learn from the best in this musical workout video, featuring choreographer and Broadway performer Joseph Corella as he leads viewers through intensive dance-centric workouts, all to your favorite show tunes. Before the pandemic Corella used to teach his Broadway workout classes in real life in Los Angeles. If there’s ever a chance to take these classes again in person, do not hesitate. They’re pure joy and often populated with star-studded cameos. 

BUY NOW: $19.99  $75 Buy It

 

Broadway Sheet Music Collection

Courtesy of Amazon

Any good theater kid worth their dance shoes knows the value of a well-curated music book. Before heading back into the beloved piano bars like Brandy’s, Marie’s Crisis or Tramp Stamp Granny’s it might be time to “Brush Up Your Shakespeare,” if you catch our drift.

This songbook, which includes sheet music for vocals, piano and guitar, includes 39 songs from Broadway’s biggest hits, such as “Come From Away,” “Newsies,” “The Book of Mormon,” “Waitress,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Hamilton” and “Kinky Boots” among dozens more. Don’t be the only person in the bar who doesn’t know the lyrics to “She Used to Be Mine.”

Broadway Sheet Music Collection $24.99  $22.49 Buy It

 

Ultimate Broadway Card Game

Courtesy of Amazon

Trivia lovers and theater nerds are cut from the same cloth, meaning this Broadway card game, which tests players’ lyrics knowledge from a wide array of musicals, is the perfect challenge. It comes with 100 song cards, featuring lyrics from “Chicago,” “Mamma Mia,” “Jersey Boys,” “Grease” and more.

Broadway Trivia Card Game Buy It

 

‘Hamilton’ Vinyl – Original Cast Recording

Courtesy of Amazon

If you never ended up splurging for $1000-plus “Hamilton” tickets, and you never got the lucky draw in the “Hamilton” lottery, then a vinyl recording with the original cast is the way to go. And if you’re getting into the vinyl Broadway collecting game you may we recommend “Wicked,” “The Pajama Game,” and “Hadestown” as well.

Hamilton Broadway Cast Recording $89.98  $62.99 Buy It

 

‘A is for Audra: Broadway’s Leading Ladies from A to Z’

Courtesy of Amazon

This beautifully illustrated picture book is a perfect way to indoctrinate young kids into the Broadway cult at an early age by using a roster of the biggest Broadway stars’ names as an alphabet lesson. The acclaimed book features a cavalcade of Broadway’s most legendary stars, from Tony Award winner Audra McDonald to Chita Rivera and Liza Minnelli.

A is for Audra: Broadway's Leading Ladies from A to Z $18.99  $14.99 Buy It

Elton John ‘Tommy’ Print

Courtesy of Art.com

Elton John has ostensibly never been more in his element than as The Pinball Wizard in the 1975 musical film “Tommy.” This print features an image of John on stage, starring as the cocky pinball champion of the world, wearing his signature 7-foot tall boots. You can buy the black and white print at Art.com or get it framed or even turned into a canvas of your choosing.

Framed 'Tommy' Print $14 - $158 Buy It

 

On Broadway: From Rent to Revolution

Courtesy of Amazon

This book will not go unappreciated by anyone with an emotional connection to the stage. The visual and oral history pulls back the curtain on the last twenty years of Broadway, revealing the creative process involved in bringing a show to life. It’s a collection of hundreds of behind-the-scenes photos, concept art and posters, in addition to candid and intimate personal anecdotes from stars such as Mark Ruffalo, Lin Manuel Miranda, Dolly Parton and more. A great read before the release of the film “Tick, Tick… Boom” which tells the story of “Rent” playwright Jonathan Larson, directed by Miranda.

BUY NOW: Buy It

‘Les Miserable’ 10th Anniversary Concert on DVD

Courtesy of Amazon

There are two kinds of “Les Miserables” fans. Those that consider the 10th anniversary concert starring Colm Wilkinson and Lea Salonga a staple of theater, and those are not fans. Despite the 25th anniversary celebration with stars as big as Nick Jonas, the 10th anniversary is simply the best. It’s the closest you can get to a live Broadway recording of the show with original cast members. The DVD set also comes with a bonus dic featuring 50 minutes of the the making of “Les Miserables.”

Les Miserable DVD $14.46 Buy It

 

‘A Chorus Line’ Poster

Courtesy of All Posters

Give an ode to the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical “Chorus Line” with this vintage-style art print that features black-and-white outlines from everyone’s favorite unstable, New York-based dancers.

BUY NOW: $30.99  $15.49 Buy It

 

Broadway Jigsaw Puzzle

Courtesy of Amazon

This 1000-piece puzzle includes images from dozens of everyone’s favorite musicals, including “Chicago,” “Hairspray,” “Wicked,” “The Jersey Boys” and more. But what makes it so special is that the board was painted by award-winning illustrator Jim Mellett, who spent months rendering beautiful tributes for his favorite shows.

Broadway Jigsaw Puzzle $17.99 Buy It

 

‘Hamilton’ Lyrics Poster Prints

Courtesy of Amazon

This artistic wall art is for anyone who has all the “Hamilton” lyrics memorized. Bonus points if you can rap them as fast as Lin Manuel Miranda. Whether your favorite lyrics are from “The Schuyler Sisters,” “Aaron Burr Sir” or “My Shot,” Amazon’s Yellow Bird Art & Design Store is sure to have exactly what you’re looking for.

BUY NOW: $18.95 Buy It

 

Playbill Organizer

Courtesy of Amazon

If your Playbills are crowding your fridge doors and jamming up your junk drawers, and you just can’t find it in your heart to throw them away, then this Playbill binder organizer is for you. There’s no reason to not be shameless in your musical geek-dom and give your favorite Broadway momentos a permanent place to live.

Playbill Organizer $34.99 Buy It

 

Ticket Stub Diary

Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

If you’re not into hoarding playbills, but prefer a smaller memento, preserve your stubs (whether it was from the front row or nosebleeds) with this adorable ticket holder, whose pages come with clear sleeves to slide your stubs into. There’s also space in the margins to record your memories.

BUY NOW: $14 Buy It

Official ‘CATS’ T-Shirt

Courtesy of Amazon

It’s a classic that will never go out of style. Fight us. If Jason Derulo as Rum Tum Tugger in the 2019 live action adaptation of “CATS” didn’t scare you off from the iconic T.S. Eliot play then you’re a loyal fan. This classic shirt features the musical’s original imagery, with two cat eyes peaking out on the chest above the name scrawled out in white lettering.

Official 'CATS' T-Shirt $19.99 Buy It

 

The LOX Hoodie

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Courtesy of Russ & Daughters

Support New York theater workers impacted by the pandemic with this LOX hoodie. Made in collaboration between Jake Gyllenhaal and the iconic NY fish purveyor Russ and Daughters, the proceeds from every sale will go to the Actors Funds. The hoodie also nods to New York Forever, a non-profit campaign dedicated to bringing the city back to life.

BUY NOW: $150 Buy It