THE WEEK AHEAD, June 8-14: Playbill.com's Guide to Tony Awards Week

By Blake Ross
08 Jun 2013

Host Neil Patrick Harris
Host Neil Patrick Harris

Playbill.com's weekly planner reminds you about the best Tony-viewing parties around the country… how to throw your own Broadway-themed soiree… Tony ballots… need-to-know info on all the nominees… the latest news on the ceremony, the winners, the after parties and more! This special Tony-sized edition of the WEEK AHEAD features everything Broadway lovers need to know in order to gear up for this Sunday's Tony Awards!

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Sunday, June 9 TONY AWARDS
GO→ All dressed up and nowhere to go? Not anymore, you're not! Check out our complete guide to the best public Tony Awards viewing parties in New York and around the country. (Info.)



THROW→ Looking to throw your own swanky viewing party? Follow these tips — on Broadway-inspired décor, attire, novelty cocktails (the "Testament of Bloody Mary," anyone?), etc. — to make your Tony party the talk of the town! And, no party would be complete without a Tony pool. Be sure to print out this Tony Awards ballot and have your friends duke it out for Broadway Know-It-All. (Party tips.)

LEARN→ Get acquainted with this year's nominees, get schooled on famous Tony snubs, read about this year's voting drama, view video clips of the Tony nominated performances, read the actual Playbills from past Tony ceremonies and more!

STUDY→ Wondering who won the 1972 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical? How about 1949's Best Actor in a Play award? Or Best Musical in 1989? The Playbill Vault — the largest Broadway database on the web — is here to answer all your questions. Search Playbill Vault's Awards Section, and all your questions will be answered!

CLICK→ The staff at Playbill.com will be working 'round the clock Tony night to bring you the most up-to-date news, photos, videos and more from the red carpet, inside Radio City Music Hall, the press room, the after parties and much more. (Live coverage will begin at 7 PM ET on Playbill.com.)

FOLLOW→ Follow the Playbill.com staff on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @Playbill for minute-by-minute goodness from the Tony Awards!

Blake Ross is the editor of Playbill magazine. Follow her on Twitter @PlaybillBlake.

Tonys host Neil Patrick Harris talks about the ceremony: