Playbill.com's 2012 Broadway Holiday Gift Guide

By Playbill Staff
06 Dec 2012

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"Performance of the Century: 100 Years of Actors' Equity Association and the Rise of American Theater" : Robert Simonson's new hardcover book commemorates AEA's 100 years of advancing, promoting and fostering the art of live theatre. The 240-page book, which features a foreword by AEA president Nick Wyman, is illustrated with historical images and over 200 color and black-and-white photographs. In "Performance of the Century," according to Applause Books, "Simonson recounts how Equity stared down not only obdurate producers, but also segregation (on and off the stage), the political turmoil of the blacklist years, and the challenge of the AIDS epidemic, when its members formed what would become Equity Fights AIDS." Click here to purchase.

Once Original Broadway Cast Recording: The Broadway cast recording to this season's Tony Award-winning musical is a must have. The score includes all of the beloved songs from the critically acclaimed film written by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova as well as the two new songs "Abandoned in Bandon" and "Ej Pada Pada Rosicka." Once, which stars Tony winner Steve Kazee and Tony nominee Cristin Milioti, took home eight 2012 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Click here to order.

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