The Name on Everybody’s Lips is… TONY!
Find out how MAMA celebrate the Tony Awards!
Every year there is a special night in the Broadway community that everyone looks to with excitement and anticipation. That night is the Tony Awards. The best of the best are awarded for their spectacular performances from the past Broadway season. And, with Broadway already so full of amazing talent, you can only imagine how difficult a decision it is to award someone with that coveted award.
However, while performers made their way to their seats at Radio City Music Hall to prepare for their special night, many theatre enthusiasts and aspiring actors filed into Lansdowne’s Road in Hell’s Kitchen to watch the Tony Awards in style thanks to theatreMAMA. With over 80 guests joining us for a night of theatre magic, it is fair to say that theatreMAMA’s Annual Tony Awards Party was a success!
Joining theatreMAMA as co-host for the party was Dennis Corsi. MAMA was overjoyed to join such a prolific director as part of our Annual Tony Awards Party. Last summer Dennis Corsi directed The Fierce Urgency of Now, a biting comedy about the harsh advertising industry, at the Fresh Fruit Festival where he won Outstanding Production. Following that he directed The Commedia Cinderella, a musical for young audiences told through a queer perspective, for which he won the Off Broadway Alliance award for Best Family Show. The show will be getting another NYC run in the fall and will then go on tour. In the winter he won Best Director for his production of Gruesomely Merry Adventures, a comedic mashup of 19th century British-Lit. The theatre company he launched with Devanand Janki was recognized by SDC this year as one of the top standout moments in 2016 for diversity and inclusion in theatre. Dennishas been asked back to the Fresh Fruit Festival this summer where he will be directing The Phillie Trilogy, a play about growing up gay in the 70s.
After weeks of preparation, the night finally arrived. Guests felt like celebrities as they walked the red carpet set up, standing in front of the custom made theatreMAMA step and repeat. There they were met with one of MAMA’s best who was live streaming the whole red-carpet affair, who interviewed them on their personal favorites of the past season as well well as general theatre questions. To complete the ambiance, a photographer was stationed at the red carpet and took their pictures while they struck their best poses. The pictures and videos are available to be viewed at our Facebook. The location, normally a local sports bar, was dressed up with white tablecloths, white rose center pieces, and MAMA’s menus.
As the red carpet excitement dwindled down at 8pm, our MC took the stage to get the excitement rolling. Miss Scarlet Envy is New York City drag queen with quite the following (13.9K followers on Instagram alone). Dressed head to toe in gold, Scarlet Envy quickly commanded the room and had everyone excited to watch what was sure to be a great Tony Awards show! And over the course of the evening, Scarlet Envy kept everyone on their toes with Tony Awards trivia during the commercial breaks! People won great prizes from the year’s Tony-nominated shows.
During the show, drinks were flowing and food was cooking! Everyone was ordering up thanks to MAMA’s special $5 food and drink menu. Each menu item was Broadway themed, with a focus on the year’s nominees.
If you are looking to throw a party that your guest won’t forget, turn to theatreMAMA to put those special touches! From a red carpet crew to the perfect playlist, theatreMAMA knows how to create the perfect party atmosphere!
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