Attend a Tony Awards Viewing Party + More NYC Events 6/8–14

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New York is the city that never sleeps, and with so many events and activities each week across all five boroughs, it can be hard to know what’s actually worthwhile. Here are the events New York City actors should have on their radars this week.

Enjoy the Tonys, food, and drinks.
You don’t have to schlep to Radio City Music Hall to experience the excitement of the 2018 Tony Awards. On June 10 all across New York City, there will be viewing parties at a number of bars and restaurants, all of which serve booze and food (take that, stuffy ceremony!). Notoriously un-clad singing/songwriting duo The Skivvies will host a viewing party at Joe’s Pub beginning at 7 p.m. and will perform stripped-down arrangements of songs from the year’s nominated shows prior to the telecast. Further uptown, the Triad Theatre will also celebrate theater’s biggest night with singer-actor Aimée Marcoux, who will perform her favorite Sondheim compositions during commercial breaks. (Joe’s Pub: $35; The Triad: $24)

The Human Rights Film Fest is back.
Co-presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and IFC Center, the 2018 Human Rights Watch Film Festival will kick off June 14, featuring 15 films as well as a discussions showcase for activists during these and other trying times. Ongoing through the June 21, this year’s installment—the twenty-ninth—will focus mainly “on strong women who take great risks to push back against powerful forces within their respective societies.” All screenings will be held at the IFC Center in the West Village. (Ticket prices vary)

James Earl Jones and Tennessee Williams are the dream team.
The one and only James Earl Jones will lead this one night only reading of Tennessee Williams’ “The Night of the Iguana” at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College on June 11. With all funds benefiting The Acting Company, the not-to-be-missed evening will also feature Dana Delany, Susannah Perkins, and others. Drama Desk winner Michael Wilson will helm as director. (Tickets start at $75)

Time’s Up gets the posterity treatment.
On June 11, Ferrara Productions will debut “Time’s Up: The Series,” an evening of photography that will feature black and white portraits of women from around the country, each photographed by some of the business’ most talented female photographers. With all funds going towards the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, the event will be held at Town Stages in Tribeca and will have a cash bar. (Suggestion donation: $10)

“Curious Incident” returns on the big screen.
Speaking of the Tony Awards, one of the big winners just a couple years back was heartfelt drama “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime.” If you missed its Broadway run—or want to experience it again—the National Theatre Live series will present screenings of the West End production on June 12. Directed by Marianne Elliott (Tony-nominated currently for “Angels in America”), showings will be held in various movie theaters across the boroughs. (Prices vary)

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Casey Mink
Casey Mink is the staff writer at Backstage. When she's not writing about television, film, or theater, she is definitely somewhere watching it.
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