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The Gift of the Magi - 1985 - Off-Off-Broadway

The Gift of the Magi: the Musical is an enduring story of love and sacrifice in the midst of the Christmas season in 1918 New York City. The world is at war. Times are difficult for many Americans. In this closely-knit community, everyone works hard to get what little they have. For Jim and Della, it's their first Christmas together as a married couple. What each wishes for most of all is to give "the perfect gift" to his/her beloved. Through their struggles to obtain these elusive gifts, Jim and Della let Christmas remind them what truly is most important.

Schedule

Lamb's Theatre

(New York, NY)
130 West 44th Street
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by Susan Haubenstock - Oct 7, 2019
Ashland's all-volunteer children's theater company, led by Louise Keeton, performs Keeton's original takes on classic fairy tales, sharing a message of empowerment with the next generation.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018
The Schoolhouse Theater presents LOVE LINDA, the Life of Mrs. Cole Porter, What is this Thing called Love? a celebration of the enduring legacy of the Cole Porter songbook. The one-woman tour de force, directed by Tony-Award-winning director Richard Maltby, Jr. and starring acclaimed jazz vocalist Stevie Holland, enjoyed a highly successful Off-Broadway run 2013-2014 and now comes to the Schoolhouse Theater for a very special limited engagement todays and Saturdays October 5,6,12 and 13 at 8pm and on Sundays October 7 and 14 at 3PM. The Schoolhouse Theater presentation of LOVE LINDA is the last chance to see this production in Westchester prior to the show's return to New York City.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018
Like most auditions, the audition for the musical, "Gift of the Magi," at the Players' Ring in Portsmouth brought all manner of actors, some more talented and some less. But when producer and director Deborah Barry looked at the pool of players available to her, she realized she could put together a very special cast.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2019
Playhouse on Park's eleventh season continues with Barbara Lebow's A SHAYNA MAIDEL, running October 30 a?" November 17. A SHAYNA MAIDEL is a powerful and poignant drama of survival and strength about two sisters trying to reconnect after years of separation brought on by the Holocaust. Although born in Poland, Rose, now in her twenties came to the United States with her father, Mordechai, at the age of four and is now completely 'Americanized.' A burden of guilt and deeply mixed feelings engulf the aging Mordechai as he awaits the arrival of his elder daughter, Lusia, who has, at last, found her way to America. A SHAYNA MAIDEL explores family, faith, and forgiveness in the pursuit of a better future.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018
'One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That's all I have, and tomorrow is Christmas,' sighed Della in 'The Gift of the Magi,' just one of the O. Henry stories adapted and performed by Gayle Stahlhuth, who brings to life thirty-plus characters in her memorized, unique tour-de-force storytelling style. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
The Walnut Street Theatre continues its 2019-20 Independence Studio on 3 season with O. Henry's classic tale, THE GIFTS OF THE MAGI. Directed by Jesse Bernstein, the production begins previews on November 12, opens November 21, and continues through December 22.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
Sonoma Arts Live presents a staged reading of a new musical adaptation of the classic short story The Gift of the Magi Thanksgiving weekend on the Rotary Stage in Andrews Hall, Sonoma Community Center, 276 East Napa St. The performances are on Friday, November 29, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, November 30, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets available from the SCC box office and online at sonomaartslive.org.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017
Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company presents The Gift of the Magi, a classic Christmas story about the power of love and unexpected surprises of life. This heartwarming show will fill you and your loved ones with holiday spirit and joy.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 29, 2016
While there are always rumors of closings and real estate transactions happening willy-nilly, Chaffin's Barn continues to thrive and to entertain and to give both audiences and theater folk an opportunity to get to know one another better and to be transported and transformed via the magic of live theater. I hope that Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre remains a vital part of Music City long after I've been reassigned to review shows in the afterlife.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019
Celebrate the holidays with the Final Act Ensemble at their annual holiday performance. The show will take place at 7:00 PM, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2019, in the Kate Goldman Children's Theatre at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Tickets are $10 for all ages and are available at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2018
As usual, the Equity professional, award-winning East Lynne Theater Company is accepting items for the Food Closet during the run of its holiday show. What is needed most are cereal, soup, bar soap, tuna, peanut butter, and dry spaghetti. For monetary donations, makes checks payable to The Community Food Closet of Cape May.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2019
The Walnut Street Theatre continues its 2019-20 Independence Studio on 3 season with O. Henry's classic tale, THE GIFTS OF THE MAGI. Directed by Jesse Bernstein, the production began previews on November 12, opened November 21, and continues through December 22.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2019
WHAT: The Los Angeles Master Chorale will light up this holiday season with four spectacular concerts that include a world premiere by Swan Family Artist-in-Residence Eric Whitacre, the now-classic O Magnum Mysterium by Morten Lauridsen, and Handel's Messiah. Eric Whitacre will conduct the venerable ensemble at Festival of Carols on December 7 at 8:00 PM and December 14 at 2:00 PM at Walt Disney Concert Hall, including his world premiere of The Gift of the Magi, a setting of O. Henry's charming tale of love and generosity.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019
The Walnut Street Theatre continues its 2019-20 Independence Studio on 3 season with O. Henry's classic tale, THE GIFTS OF THE MAGI. Directed by Jesse Bernstein, the production begins previews on November 12, opens November 21, and continues through December 22.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018
Riverside Theatre for Kids presents the area premiere of the holiday classic, Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas, in a live stage show on December 6-8, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018
Sonorous Road Theatre & Film Studio presents an immersive holiday production with their 2nd annual original adaptation of the classic short story, "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry. Performances will be at Sonorous Road, 3801 Hillsborough St, Suite 113, Raleigh, NC, December 6-17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018
Americana Theatre Company (ATC), Plymouth's professional theatre company, presents the heart-warming holiday season musical The Gift of the Magi, from December 5 through 16, with performances at Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North Street, Plymouth. The Gift of the Magi is based on the book by O. Henry, adapted by Randy Courts and Mark St. Germain. The production is directed by audience favorite Marianne Savell.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018
Americana Theatre Company (ATC), Plymouth's professional theatre company, presents the heart-warming holiday season musical The Gift of the Magi, from December 5 through 16, with performances at Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North Street, Plymouth. The Gift of the Magi is based on the book by O. Henry, adapted by Randy Courts and Mark St. Germain. The production is directed by audience favorite Marianne Savell.
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019
THE TORONTO FRINGE FESTIVAL returns this summer with an extensive line-up of productions by award-winning artists, the popular POSTSCRIPT pop-up patio, and for the first time, will venture to the East End with 16 shows presented at main venue Streetcar Crowsnest. The TORONTO FRINGE takes place July 3 July 14, 2019 with 151 shows at 46 venues presented across the city, and all venues are fully accessible.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017
Aria Entertainment's From Page To Stage (FPTS) are delighted to announce their exciting musical concerts and the eleven new musicals selected to be showcased during their Summer Festival at The Other Palace.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2020
KPFK Radio's Arts in Review, Los Angeles's longest-running radio showcase on live theater and cabaret, will be presenting broadcasts of works from local theaters during this stay-at-home Pandemic crises, during the month of May.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
Three of the greatest love stories of all time, intertwined and reimagined in a new musical by "ECHOES" writer, Andrew Seok.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017
Point Park University's Pittsburgh Playhouse 2017-2018 season celebrates the diversity of the theatrical experience with professional and student productions, Pittsburgh premieres, Tony Award-winning musicals, edgy new works and fresh takes on classic stories.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017
Ben Richards returns to musical theatre in the premiere of Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater's SOME LOVERS - the head line show for Aria Entertainment's From Page To Stage (FPTS) Summer Festival at The Other Palace. With just 12 performances, the seats will be some of the hottest musical theatre tickets in Town this summer (Thursday 24 August - 2 September 2017)!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2020
Pittsburgh Public Theater has announced the 2020-2021 'Classics N'at' online line-up, which will commence this September as an extension of the theater's successful benefit PlayTime series.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017
Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Ollie Rosenblatt for Senbla, the producers of the upcoming Promises Promises revival at Southwark Playhouse, are working on the European premiere of a new Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater musical, Some Lovers.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017
Arkansas Repertory Theatre, the state's largest nonprofit professional theatre, has announced its 2017-18 Season.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017
Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company presents The Gift of the Magi, a classic Christmas story about the power of love and unexpected surprises of life. This heartwarming show will fill you and your loved ones with holiday spirit and joy.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017
Sonorous Road, one of Raleigh's newest theatres, is beginning a brand new holiday theatre tradition with an original adaptation of the classic short story, 'The Gift of the Magi' by O. Henry.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016
As usual, the Equity professional, award-winning East Lynne Theater Company is accepting items for the Food Closet during the run of its holiday show.  What is needed most are boxed spaghetti, shampoo, canned veggies, and coffee. For monetary donations, makes checks payable to The Community Food Closet of Cape May. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017
This holiday season come see a sparkling new adaptation of O'Henry's timeless story of love and sacrifice. For the third straight year, The Schoolhouse Theater presents The Gift of the Magi -Westchester County's longest running Holiday Hit! Perfect for all ages.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018
Riverside Theatre for Kids presents the area premiere of the holiday classic, Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas, in a live stage show on December 6-8, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017
Join us for a holiday story as only Christopher Durang could imagine it! Our fiendishly funny musical parody reading is Tuesday, December 19 at 7:00PM at San Diego Central Library in the beautiful Neil Morgan Auditorium.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018
Americana Theatre Company (ATC), Plymouth's professional theatre company, presents the heart-warming holiday season musical The Gift of the Magi, from December 5 through 16, with performances at Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North Street, Plymouth. The Gift of the Magi is based on the book by O. Henry, adapted by Randy Courts and Mark St. Germain. The production is directed by audience favorite Marianne Savell.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017
Sonorous Road, one of Raleigh's newest theatres, is beginning a brand new holiday theatre tradition with an original adaptation of the classic short story, 'The Gift of the Magi' by O. Henry.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016
Pushcart Players, New Jersey's Emmy nominated and award-winning touring theater for young audiences presents 'A Season of Miracles' at 11:00 am today December 3 at Union County Performing Arts Center, Rahway, NJ.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016
KPFK Radio's Arts in Review, Los Angeles's longest-running radio showcase on live theater and cabaret, presents its annual Holiday Drama Marathon, featuring the AIR Repertory Players under the direction of Irene Arranga, highlighted by the premiere of Christmas in Tinseltown by Julio Martinez, the encores of To All a Good Night: The History of Santa Claus, Dreidels and Donuts & The Christmas Eve Truce and the 13th annual concert presentation of Dylan Thomas' A Child's Christmas in Wales, featuring actor Al Alu. Also featured is the holiday music of Al Jarreau.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016
KPFK Radio's Arts in Review, Los Angeles's longest-running radio showcase on live theater and cabaret, presents its annual Holiday Drama Marathon, featuring the AIR Repertory Players under the direction of Irene Arranga, highlighted by the premiere of Christmas in Tinseltown by Julio Martinez, the encores of To All a Good Night: The History of Santa Claus, Dreidels and Donuts & The Christmas Eve Truce and the 13th annual concert presentation of Dylan Thomas' A Child's Christmas in Wales, featuring actor Al Alu.  Also featured is the holiday music of Al Jarreau.
by Christine Swerczek - Dec 2, 2017
Singing the greats of Ole' Blue Eyes, this cadre of four veteran vocalists, Matthias Jeske, Jodi Vaccaro, Wendy Eaton, and Bob Goding, brought an opening night jam-packed house back to the days of smooth tunes, sophisticated dress, and Jack Daniels. Songs, jokes, stories...all combined for an intimate evening with warm holiday spirit.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017
This holiday season come see a sparkling new adaptation of O'Henry's timeless story of love and sacrifice. For the third straight year, The Schoolhouse Theater presents The Gift of the Magi -Westchester County's longest running Holiday Hit! Perfect for all ages.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017
The Eclectic Company Theatre is celebrating the holiday season with its brand new show 'All is Bright.' Featuring the writing of Rochelle Perry, Thomas Prosser, and Linda Rand, there are tales new and old (including stories from Louisa May Alcott and Clement Clarke Moore).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2019
KPFK Radio's Arts in Review, Los Angeles's longest-running radio showcase on live theater and cabaret, presents its annual Holiday Special, featuring the AIR Repertory Players. Under the direction of Irene Arranga, this year's Holiday dramatizations include the premiere of Churchill and Roosevelt at Christmas, written by Julio Martinez, and an encore presentation of Christmas in Tinseltown (the story of the creation of a?oeWhite Christmasa??). Also featured is the holiday music of Al Jarreau, Jane Fuller and guitarist AnnaMaria.  Hosted by entertainment journalist Julio Martinez, the program airs Wednesday, Dec 25 (9 to 10am­­­­­­­­­­), on KPFK 90.7.FM, streamed live worldwide on kpfk.org. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016
KPFK Radio's Arts in Review, Los Angeles's longest-running radio showcase on live theater and cabaret, presents its annual Holiday Drama Marathon, featuring the AIR Repertory Players under the direction of Irene Arranga, highlighted by the premiere of Christmas in Tinseltown by Julio Martinez, the encores of To All a Good Night: The History of Santa Claus, Dreidels and Donuts & The Christmas Eve Truce and the 13th annual concert presentation of Dylan Thomas' A Child's Christmas in Wales, featuring actor Al Alu. Also featured is the holiday music of Al Jarreau.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
KPFK Radio's Arts in Review, Los Angeles's longest-running radio showcase on live theater and cabaret, presents its annual Holiday Special, featuring the AIR Repertory Players. Under the direction of Irene Arranga, this year's Holiday dramatizations include the premiere of Churchill and Roosevelt at Christmas, written by Julio Martinez, and an encore presentation of Christmas in Tinseltown (the story of the creation of a?oeWhite Christmasa??). Also featured is the holiday music of Al Jarreau, Jane Fuller and guitarist AnnaMaria.  Hosted by entertainment journalist Julio Martinez, the program airs Wednesday, Dec 25 (9 to 10am­­­­­­­­­­), on KPFK 90.7.FM, streamed live worldwide on kpfk.org.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018
KPFK Radio's Arts in Review, Los Angeles's longest-running radio showcase on live theater and cabaret, presents its annual one-hour Christmas Day Holiday Drama Special, highlighted by the premiere radio dramatization, Christmas at the Algonquin, performed by the Arts in Review (AIR) Repertory Players, and the 15th annual concert presentation of Dylan Thomas' A Child's Christmas in Wales, featuring actor Al Alu.  Also featured is the music of singer/songwriter Al Jarreau, guitarist AnnaMaria, Koto Keys (Mara Purl & Marilyn Harris) and Pacifica Archives Music For the Holidays. Hosted by entertainment journalist Julio Martinez, the program airs Tuesday, December 25 (10-11am) on KPFK 90.7.FM and is streamed live worldwide on kpfk.org.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018
Victory Gardens Theater Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels announce the 2018/19 Season Directors Inclusion Initiates, to include Lauren Katz (Indecent), Mikael Burke (Rightlynd), N. Emil Thomas (Pipeline), Denise Yvette Serna (Cambodian Rock Band) and Ruby Des Jardins (Miriam for President).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018
The Schoolhouse Theater presents LOVE LINDA, the Life of Mrs. Cole Porter, What is this Thing called Love? a celebration of the enduring legacy of the Cole Porter songbook. The one-woman tour de force, directed by Tony-Award-winning director Richard Maltby, Jr. and starring acclaimed jazz vocalist Stevie Holland, enjoyed a highly successful Off-Broadway run 2013-2014 and now comes to the Schoolhouse Theater for a very special limited engagement on Fridays and Saturdays October 5,6,12 and 13 at 8pm and on Sundays October 7 and 14 at 3PM. The Schoolhouse Theater presentation of LOVE LINDA is the last chance to see this production in Westchester prior to the show's return to New York City.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017
 The American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University (AMTP) announces the 2017/2018 season of workshop readings written by award-winning music theatre creators, directed by leading regional theater and Broadway directors and performed by students in the AMTP program.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018
The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music celebrates the 50th anniversary of its legendary Musical Theatre program with a Birthday Cabaret at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 in Patricia Corbett Theater. Featuring the program's first graduate Pamela Myers, our newest stars of tomorrow and star performers from Broadway and beyond, the Birthday Cabaret promises to be a tuneful and invigorating tribute to 50 years of CCM Musical Theatre excellence.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2018
Company of Fools' 22nd season of theatre programming will conclude with the charming production of Inside, Outside, Upside Down! - a mini-musical commissioned by Company of Fools (COF) and the Sun Valley Center for the Arts as part of its new BIG IDEA project, Bees. Two free public performances are scheduled for Saturday, April 21 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 22 at 2 p.m. Both will be held at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey and will be followed by a unique interactive workshop.