Food, drink and a red-carpet experience await guests at the Tony Award Viewing Party and Silent Auction on June 13 in the Fox Theatre’s Egyptian Ballroom.

The event, sponsored by Encore Atlanta and the Fox Theatre, is a fund-raiser for The Fox’s educational outreach programs and UNICEF’s relief efforts in Haiti. Silent auction items will be available online on June 1. Partygoers will sample nibbles and libations from Livingston Restaurant + Bar, Shout, Gordon Biersch, Sotto Sotto, Veni Vidi Vici, Joey D’s, New York Prime, Broadway Diner, Max Lager’s, Nickolai’s Roof, Hudson Grille, Il Mulino, Hard Rock Café and Terraces Restaurant, among others. Additional sponsors include Comcast, Wellstar and Lenbrook.

This year’s awards have a bit of local flavor. Sahr Ngaujah, who cut his teeth with the Freddie Hendricks Youth Ensemble of Atlanta (YEA) and 7 Stages Theatre, is nominated for Best Actor in a musical for the title role in Fela! The show, a pulsing, high-energy biography of Afro-beat pioneer Fela Kuti, is nominated for best musical.

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About Kathy Janich

Kathy Janich is a longtime arts journalist who has been seeing, working in or writing about the performing arts for most of her life. She's a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, Americans for the Arts and the National Arts Marketing Project. Full disclosure: She’s also an artistic associate at Synchronicity Theatre.

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