I hope you have your comedy and tragedy masks ready… it’s Tonys time.
Sunday’s Tony Awards ceremony is almost here, and with my favorite Boy Wonder and hit host Neil Patrick Harris lighting up Radio City Music Hall again, I find myself sauntering down Broadway with more pep in my step. Between traveling and curating my indispensable guides — check out my tips for navigating NYC HERE — I always make time to visit the Great White Way’s glittering theaters for some true triple-threat entertainment.
For anyone looking to wave a jazz hand at Broadway royalty, the InterContinental New York Times Square is the perfect haunt. Having recently played host to the Tony Awards Nominee Luncheon on May 30th, the hotel is offering tickets to hit Tony-nominated shows Wicked and Jersey Boys. To enter, simply follow the hotel on Twitter (@IC_TimesSquare) and retweet a post mentioning the contest with the hashtag #ICTonyTix. Make sure to don your pair of ruby red Louboutins for good luck.
I recently caught the incomparable Bette Midler’s return to the stage after almost 40 years in I’ll Eat You Last, based on the life of iconic Hollywood agent Sue Mengers. It’s a roaring one-woman show set amidst grand Beverly Hills mansions, lavish dinner parties, some true bohemian indulgences, and of course plenty of celebrity gossip.
I also saw Pippin, Bob Fosse’s enduring classic, which recently emerged from Broadway retirement, complete with jaw-dropping acrobatics from Les 7 Doigts de la Main. It’s a phenomenal iteration of the original, which follows the story of a young prince on a treacherous journey of self-discovery. A bit of Cirque du Soleil-esque action on 42nd Street.
If you’re looking for something a bit cheeky to do after a night at the theater — you’ll be dressed to impress, so why not? — head to The Box, where you’re sure to see Broadway’s finest enjoying the deliciously risqué burlesque spectacular.