January 18, 2021

Party at The Plaza

“Have you seen Joe Biden? We hear he’s walking around.”
Half past midnight after the Tony Awards, the lower level food hall of The Plaza was a well-dressed mob of Broadway’s biggest stars (and their admirers), and rumors of a Biden sighting were running rampant.
The one person drawing slightly more oohing and ahhing? One Josh Groban, heavily bearded and in high spirits despite coming up empty-handed at the awards (Ben Platt proved tough competition, winning for best actor in a musical for “Dear Evan Hansen”).
“Josh Groban is here!” a near-breathless hanger-on gasped to her cohort, diverting her attention from the trays of cake pops and black and white cookies in hopes of catching a glimpse of the performer.
Groban and Biden together were perhaps the photo opp of the party.
“I sang at President Obama and Vice President Biden’s inauguration concert eight years ago on the National Mall in front of a million people, and as we got to go down the aisle he shook our hands and was so sweet,” said Groban. “They’ve been supporters of the theater community, so it’s great to see him again. We’ve crossed paths a few times. I’m a big, big fan of Joe

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