The 2013 Tony Award nominations have been announced, and the gongs will be handed out June 9. What is there to jeer or cheer about between now and then? The following is purely subjective.
A testosterone-fueled play like Orphans demands a steak afterward. That was my logic when I steered my companion and me to Angus’ Café and Bistro after Orphans’ Tuesday preview. Angus’, formerly known as Angus McIndoe, serves what is arguably the best bargain in the Theater District: a 38-oz. porterhouse T-bone for two, prix fixe at either $79 or $99.
Not surprisingly Nora Ephron’s Broadway valentine to tabloid journalism, Lucky Guy, starring Tom Hanks, is attracting the fourth estate. Seen taking a busman’s holiday at Wednesday’s preview performance were Sue Simmons, former news anchor at WNBC in NYC (we miss you, Sue!); Ellis Henican, Newsday columnist, radio host and political analyst on Fox News; and Hal Rubenstein, fashion director of InStyle, attending with his husband, David Nickle, fittingly on the first day the Supreme Court heard arguments on the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act of 1996.