Swell Parties: Where to Eat, Drink and Celebrate the 67th Annual Tony Awards

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03 Jun 2013

Inside 54 Below
Inside 54 Below

Playbill.com offers a guide to festivities in New York and across the U.S. celebrating Broadway's biggest night, the 67th Annual Tony Awards on June 9.


Nightlife and music venue 54 Below will offer a Tony Awards party beginning at 7 PM. 54 Below has a cocktail and dining menu. There is no cover and a $30 minimum. Reservations are suggested; phone (646) 476-3551. Visit 54Below.com.

Broadway dining institution Joe Allen will host a Tony Viewing party beginning at 7 PM. TVs will be displayed throughout the dining room and a prix fixe menu will be available for $65. For reservations phone (212) 581-6464.

The Laurie Beechman Theatre's annual Tony Party begins at 7 PM. The Beechman's big screen will show the Tony red carpet coverage and the 8 PM awards ceremony. There's no cover, but reservations are suggested. There is a $15 food and beverage minimum. Visit BeechmanTheatre.


Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will throw a Tony viewing party at Lillie's Times Square (249 W. 49th Street). Dancers from Broadway Bares: United Strips of America will be on hand to offer raffle tickets for chances to win exciting and unique prizes. Broadway-themed cocktails and wine will be available. Tickets are $100. Visit broadwaycares.org/tonyawards.

Fire Island's The Grove Hotel & Ice Palace Nightclub will host a Tony Awards viewing party at 7:30 PM. Brandon Cutrell hosts with Joshua Stephen Kartes at the piano. Musical guests including Michelle Dowdy, Miss Fire Island Renee Flaming, Matthew George, Bruce-Michael Gilbert, Kenny Holcomb, Rosemary Palladino, Brian Roland, Shua Potter and downtown diva Tori Scott will perform.

Midtown's Brickyard Gastropub will offer its third-annual Tony viewing party beginning at 8 PM. A dinner and bar menu will be available, in addition to food specials and Tony Awards-themed cocktails. Phone (212) 767-0077 for reservations. Visit brickyardnyc.com.

The Stonewall Inn will host its annual Tony viewing party beginning at 7 PM. Chocolatina and Lavinia Draper host the event. The evening promises Broadway trivia, drink specials and performances during commercial breaks. A portion of the proceeds will go to Angels of Animals. Visit TheStonewallInnNYC.com.

The American Bard Theatre Company will host a Tony Awards viewing party at Characters Bar and Grill (243 West 54th Street) beginning at 7 PM. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Click here for tickets

The Tony Awards will also be simulcast live to Times Square on Clear Channel's SpectacolorHD screen beginning at 6 PM ET. Special guests from Broadway are expected, including the cast of Rock of Ages. The annual event will be hosted by current Chicago star Christine Pedi. Full audio and seating will be available starting at 6 PM in Duffy Square.


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