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The stars went hard at Tony Awards 2022 after-parties

An annual custom returned to New York Monday morning: the bleary sight of a whole lot of gown-wearing and tuxedo-clad refrain youngsters desperately making an attempt vying for cabs after late-night Tony Awards events.

Eyes crimson, heels damaged, sequins… all over the place. Gripes about Uber surge costs. A Tony in a single hand, a McDonalds bag within the different.

After final 12 months’s pandemic-hobbled celebrations — held within the fall, 2021 Greatest Play winner “The Inheritance” had a last-second fete at Hurley’s Saloon and Josh Groban and Aaron Tveit ate Dealer Joe’s mini hotdogs in William Ivey Lengthy’s studio — massive bustling bashes have been again in full pressure.

Champagne was being poured throughout city — toasting victories and drowning sorrows.

Greatest Play victor “The Lehman Trilogy” took over upstairs on the Bowery Lodge and Greatest Musical “A Unusual Loop” was on the attractive Version on forty seventh Road. The night time’s massive loser “The Music Man,” starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, was on the brand new roof venue of the previous Edison, a block away.

I ended by just a few soirees (simply who everybody needs at their feel-good social gathering — a critic!) to observe Broadway let unfastened. 

Midnight: Tony events can go south quick if the present doesn’t win. In 2017 on the Redeye Grill shindig for “Come From Away,” which misplaced to “Pricey Evan Hansen,” I discovered simply how unhappy Canadians can get. However my first cease, the occasion for “Six the Musical” at Guastavino’s on E. 59th Road, felt like a winner with a hopping dance flooring.     

Actor Garrett Clayton partied on the Civilian Lodge.
Krista Schlueter

Nonetheless, celebs stayed west. The largest stars have been the present’s Tony-winning writers Lucy Moss and Toby Marlow and the solid of singin’ queens. Upstairs, the venue regarded like a marriage. Downstairs, with mysterious younger folks gathered round tables quietly consuming sliders, a school commencement.

1 a.m.: Should you confidently walked as much as Tavern on the Inexperienced in formal put on, you may’ve strutted proper in and partied with the solid of “MJ the Musical.” No one requested for my title, or regarded on the PCR take a look at end result I used to be clutching like a passport. A disgrace. I used to be 100-percent able to say, “It’s me — Blanket!”   

The late Michael Jackson’s youngest youngster wasn’t there. However his two different youngsters Paris and Prince Michael have been and, regardless of their present shedding Greatest Musical to “A Unusual Loop,” each have been joyful and chatty. 

So have been Oscar nominee Cynthia Erivo, “I Might Destroy You” star/creator Michaela Coel and Lena Waithe.

Paris and Prince Michael Jackson celebrated "MJ the Musical" at Tavern on the Green on Tonys night.
Paris and Prince Michael Jackson celebrated “MJ the Musical” at Tavern on the Inexperienced on Tonys night time.
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3am: My last schlep was to the brand new Broadway-themed Civilian Lodge on forty eighth Road. All the things else had ended, and the hotspot changed into a internet for the night-owls. The invite record was formally for 250 folks, however all of Hell’s Kitchen got here. 

I congratulated a beaming Matt Doyle on successful Greatest Supporting Actor for “Firm” and practically smashed my Champagne flute clinking his Tony. When the DJ performed Michael Jackson tunes, Greatest Actor in a Musical winner Myles Frost, who performs the Prince of Pop, gave an impromptu efficiency within the bar. The 22-year-old can moonwalk on command. Supporting Actor in Play winner Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “POTUS” star Lea Delaria, Garrett Clayton and Tony nominee Gideon Glick have been milling about.

Tony winner Myles Frost wasn't done performing after the broadcast.
Tony winner Myles Frost wasn’t accomplished performing after the printed.
Krista Schlueter

At 4am, the DJ cranked up the lights and performed “Final Dance,” and folk have been instructed to vamoose. However some party-hardy producers and publicists poured into a collection on the fourth flooring and went until the solar got here up. Who wants the Self-importance Truthful Oscar social gathering when you’ll be able to eat flatbread pizza on the bottom of a Midtown resort room on Tonys night time?

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