Be prepared to catch Joey McIntyre at the Tonys one of these days.
The actor — and New Kids on the Block member — rekindled his love affair with Broadway and moved his family from Los Angeles to New York earlier this year, shortly thereafter landing a role in “Waitress.” And on Sunday, the Mass. native — who grew up the youngest of nine in Jamaica Plain — brought the clan up to Boston to enjoy a stage production of “The Lion King” at the Citizens Bank Opera House.
On top of seeing the long-running musical, Joey Mac and his family — including wife Barrett, daughter Kira, and sons Rhys and Griffin — hung out backstage with cast members Nia Holloway and Jared Dixon.
McIntyre and family stuck around Monday to attend the 10th annual “Sense-ation!” fund-raiser for Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, a place he’s supported since Rhys was born with severe hearing loss. McIntyre, the gala’s founding honorary chair, performed a special song for attendees. Also on the guest list: Celtics owner (and MEEI chairman) Wyc Grousbeck, Billy Costa of Kiss-108’s “Matty in the Morning” and NESN’s “Dining Playbook,” and a pride of “Lion King” cast members.