Keep an Eye on Tony

Television improves peoples’ lives in different ways. In the case of the Tony Awards — the theater industry’s equivalent of the Stanley Cup — the boob tube allows Broadway enthusiasts to share vicariously in the delight and rejection of the award winners and losers among American thespians.And hardened fans don’t have to stare at the TV alone. KC Stage, the central organization of local theater performers and fans, is putting on a 7 p.m. watch party at the YWCA of Greater Kansas City (1017 North Sixth Street in Kansas City, Kansas, 913-371-1105), where the splendor of the show at New York’s Radio City Music Hall can be enjoyed among friends and strangers. Food, drinks and prizes top off the action. Admission is $8 at the door. See for more information.

Sun., June 15, 7 p.m., 2008