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Hooray for Broadway

Where to watch the 68th Annual Tony Awards this Sunday, June 8.

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Hugh Jackman returns this year to host. No word on whether the puppet will make an appearance.   

54 Below
254 W. 54th St., nr. Eighth Ave.; 646-476-3551; official site
The newest cabaret haunt of the Broadway set is of course hosting a viewing party where you'll be surrounded by fans who know their stuff (and who knows, maybe one or two who have been on the Great White Way). Reservations are free with a $30 food and drink minimum.

Brickyard Gastropub
785 Ninth Ave., nr. 52nd St.; 212-767-0077 official site
The Tonys are the Super Bowl of theater, so why not treat it as such? Brickyard Gastropub offers nine flat-screens to watch the play-by-plays. There's also a chance to test your knowledge with a ballot contest and cheer on the winners with food and drink specials. RSVP is recommended, either by phone or at info@brickyardnyc.com.

Joe Allen Restaurant
326 W. 46th St., nr. Eighth Ave.; 212-581-6464
Orso
322 W. 46th St., nr. Eighth Ave.; 212-489-7212
Joe Allen, the restaurant row mainstay with notable theatrical clientele, will have monitors throughout the dining room for viewing and dining pleasure The party starts at six with hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and a raffle to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity fights Aids, with a $75 prix fixe available for the telecast at eight, which includes the restaurant's famous burger. Those in the mood for pasta can head to Orso, where the prix fixe is $85.

Stonewall Inn
53 Christopher St.,nr. Seventh Ave. South, 212-488-2705
It's twice the entertainment with the big show on television and another one that's live at this West Village institution's one-of-a-kind shindig. Hosted by Chocolatina and Lavinia Draper, come for drink specials all night and stay for the Broadway trivia, raffles, and entertainment during commercial lulls by Broadway performers like Sweeney Todd‘s original Joanna, Sarah Rice; Mamma Mia‘s Albert Guerzon; The Scottsboro Boys’ Clinton Roane; and Mac Award winner Marissa Mulder. It's free to enter, but a $5 suggested donation will benefit Angels of Animals.

Lillie’s Times Square
249 W 49th St., nr. Eighth Ave., 212-957-4530
Got $100 bucks? That'll get you unlimited Broadway-themed vodka cocktails and wine at the party at this theater district local, hosted by the Leadership Council of Broadway Cares/Equity fights Aids. Spring for a $250 ticket, and you'll get dinner and cocktail service. But everybody gets a chance to win dinners for two and VIP house seats to a Broadway show. The question is: Do you feel lucky?

SideBAR
118 E. 15th St., nr. Irving Pl.; 212-677-2900; official site
Never one to shy away from a reason to party, this Sunday the ubiquitous glow of the sports bar's television screens will be showing the Tonys, while serving up two-for-one Tony-inspired cocktails. The entrance fee is $10.

42 West
The OUT NYC; 514 West 42nd St., nr. Tenth Ave.; 212-277-7555
Randy Rainbow, the self-proclaimed Perez Hilton of Broadway (though we're not sure what that means), hosts a simulcast of the show, which will be broadcast on multiple screens in the venue's Rosebud Lounge. Come ready for trivia and a chance to win cocktails, Broadway cast albums, and tickets to If/Then starring the lovely Idina Menzel. Maybe if you win, you can ask John Travolta to be your date.


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