The WEEK AHEAD: TONY Edition! June 12-18

Inside Track   The WEEK AHEAD: TONY Edition! June 12-18
This WEEK AHEAD features Broadway’s biggest night of the year: The Tony Awards!

Don’t have a ticket to the big bash? Not to worry…your pals from Playbill have got you covered with the latest in backstage, onstage, red carpet, press room and after-party exploits!

Merry Tony watching everyone!

Saturday, June 12
WATCH? Want to make sure you’re going to win your Tony pool? Then make sure to catch the “On Stage” pre-Tony special on cable's NY1. I’ll be joining Time Out New York’s theatre critic David Cote, former chief theatre critic for Variety David Rooney and “On Stage”’s Donna Karger and Frank DiLella to try and predict the winners. (Airs 9:30am and 730pm and again Sunday at 930 am)

Sunday, June 13
2010 Tony Awards PlaybillGO? Want to catch the Tony festivities with fellow theatre lovers? Playbill’s Adam Hetrick tallied up the best and most dramatic (because this is theatre, right?) Tony parties in New York City and beyond. (Click here)

CLICK? Plan on watching the awards from the comfort of your home? Be sure to stay on for all the latest breaking news, photos, and gossip from the Tony Awards. We have staff inside the Hall, on the red carpet, in the press room; at the after parties (whew...we’re tired already!) all to make sure our Playbillians are in the know on Tony night. I guess we’ll sleep when we’re dead.

6-7pm ET: I’ll be on the Tony red carpet with NY1’s Donna Karger and Roma Torre chatting it up with all the celebs as they make their way into Radio City Music Hall. Michelle Williams, of Destiny's Child and Chicago, will also be covering the pre-show festivities live from Times Square along with Rock of Ages star Constantine Maroulis. (Tune into NY1 or watch on

7-8pm ET: Catch the first 15 Tony Awards on NY1 (in the New York-area) or streaming on

8pm ET/PT: The big show kicks off LIVE on CBS!

Monday, June 14
GO? Town Hall celebrates its 10th anniversary of the popular Broadway by the Year series with selections from Broadway’s biggest hits spanning 1990-2010, including Falsettos (1992), Kiss of the Spider Woman (1993), Ragtime (1998), Wicked (2003) and Jersey Boys (2005). Performers include Ann Harada, Alexander Gemignani, Debbie Gravitte, Marc Kudisch, Norm Lewis, Julia Murney, Daniel Reichard, Bobby Steggert, Max Von Essen and others. (8pm, Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street, btwn. Broadway and 6th Ave., $45-$55, info/tickets)

Tony Statuette Is Now Taller and HeavierWATCH? The “On Stage” panel will reconvene for some Monday-Morning quaterbacking of the Tony Awards for NY1’s post-Tony special. (Will air Monday @ 930pm and Tuesday morning at 12:30am)

Tuesday, June 15
GO? Broadway’s own girl next door, Sutton Foster, takes her Tony-winning pipes over to the Carlyle, for her debut at the legendary home of cabaret. Expect a fun mix of standards, pop music and (of course) Broadway tunes. She’ll also debut selections from her album, “Wish.” (Through June 26, The Café Carlyle, 35 East 76th Street at Madison Ave., info/tickets or call 212-744-1600)

GO? Sherie Rene Scott, her hilarious Everyday Rapture co-stars (Eamon Foley and Mennonettes Betsy Wolfe and Lindsay Mendez) and director Michael Mayer, will celebrate the release of the show’s CD with a special signing following the 7pm performance of the show. (8:30pm, American Airlines Theatre, 227 West 42nd St., btwn 7th and 8th Avenues, Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets)

Wednesday, June 16
jt-ckGO? It’s not only the gods of Broadway that are shining down on us in NYC this week…we’re also feeling the love from the gods of music! Rock 'n' roll legends Carole King and James Taylor make a New York pit stop on their Troubadour Reunion tour at Madison Square Garden. (8pm, MSG, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, $39.50-$154.50, info/tickets)

Constantine Maroulis

GO? Rock of Ages star Constantine Maroulis takes his solo gig, A Night At The Rock Show, back to the Highline Ballroom. Expect an eclectic mix of pop/rock songs from the likes of U2, Elvis Costello, Rolling Stones and more. (8pm, Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St., btwn. 9th and 10th Aves., $25, info/tickets)

Thursday, June 17

WATCH? Logo announces its first ever NewNowNext Awards, hosted by Cheyenne Jackson and Niecy Nash. The evening will feature appearances by Paula Abdul, Lady Gaga, Mena Suvari, Johnny Weir, RuPaul and many others. (10/9c on Logo, click here for info)

GO? The cast of the Broadway’s Lend Me a Tenor will join the aforementioned David Cote at a talkback about the current revival and script signing. (5pm, Barnes & Noble Lincoln Triangle, 1972 Broadway, btwn. 66th and 67th St., info)

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