The Tony Awards Drinking Game has become a tradition, and this year it's going to be sloshier and more dizzying than ever before!!
Choose your favorite Broadway-themed cocktail (or mocktail!) and make sure you have food in your belly; it's about to get tipsy in here.
Let's all play…
The 2012 TONY AWARDS DRINKING GAME!!!
(join the fun on twitter with hashtag #tonysdrinkinggame)
Take a gulp if any two women are shown wearing the same (or an eerily similar) gown
Take a sip for every Neil Patrick Harris costume change
Drink if Hugh Jackman makes a surprise singing/ dancing appearance.
Drink any time an "inappropriate word" is bleeped out for broadcast
Drink if anyone appears onstage grossly underdressed for the occasion. A reference to, or appearance by, Frances MacDormand's jean jacket means you finish your drink! (via @AlexQSmith)
Drink every time the sound system fails during a performance (via @conjohn18)
Pour a little out for the homies, whenever a performance is given by a show that's already closed.
Drink anytime someone makes a self-depricating reference to NOT getting a nomination this year (twice if it's Ricky Martin!)
Drink once for any of these stars if they show up to present an award (expert players can drink any time one of them is shown onscreen):
Drink when a someone completely unaffiliated with Broadway is a presenter (via @sarrraright)
Take a sip when a first-time nominee wins, in any category.
Drink when a winner sheds visible tears during the acceptance speech
Drink any time someone claims they "didn't write a speech" because they "didn't expect to win"
Drink whenever someone says "8 shows/times a week" (via @mezosaurus)
Take a drink when a Tony is accepted by anyone still in costume from his or her previous performance, or when one is accepted by a proxy because the winner is "so sorry s/he couldn't be here tonight"
Take a drink every time someone tells their kids at home that "theyd better be in bed" or "it's time to go to bed now" (via @adamspiegz)
Drink when anyone makes their "Gracious Loser Face" [as shown in this "Friends" episode] (via @jenashtep)
Drink when a winner says "they're telling me to wrap it up" (via @StevenCopp) and drink every time the winner is cut off by the music (via @bwaygossip)
Drink when a commercial airs that features a nominee, performer, or song from a current Broadway show.
Take a sip for every reference to the upcoming film versions of Rock of Ages and Les Miserables
Drink anytime there is a standing ovation (via @kris_gee)
...And then get on your feet and join the crowd -- if you can stand after all this, that is!!
BONUS FOR THOSE FOLLOWING ALONG WITH MY LIVE TWEETS:
Drink when I accidentally tweet a crazy typo (since I'll be live-tweeting the Tonys AND taking part in this drinking game!).
Take a long swig if I accidentally tweet the same piece of information twice
Drink twice if any presenter, winner, or performer mentions Twitter. Finish the bottle if anyone mentions @BroadwayGirlNYC or the 2012 Tonys Drinking Game!
(Drinking game for entertainment purposes only. Mocktails encouraged, as BroadwayWorld and BroadwayGirlNYC in no way endorse #tonysdrinkinggame alcohol poisoning.)