RELATED STORIES The program must go … but at a later date.
The 74th annual Tony Awards, which were to be held on Sunday, June 7 and also broadcast by CBS from Radio City Music Hall, have been held off and also will certainly be rescheduled at a later day, it was announced on Wednesday.
“The health and safety of the Broadway area, musicians as well as fans is of the utmost importance to us,” claims a statement from the American Theatre Wing, which provides the yearly honor with the Broadway League. “We are looking forward to commemorating Broadway as well as our industry when it is secure to do so.”
Broadway itself closed down on March 12, as the coronavirus break out compelled individuals indoors and also highlighted the importance of social distancing. As a spin-off, at least two productions– a resurgence of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, starring Laurie Metcalf as well as Rupert Everett, plus the Martin McDonagh play Hangmen— shuttered in advance of their official openings.
In current days as well as weeks, other honor shows have been postponed or even worse. The Daytime Emmy Awards event has been terminated, though winners will be honored in some other fashion; the Academy of Country Music Awards have actually been bumped until at least September; New York’s GLAAD Media Awards, originally scheduled for March, were cancelled; as well as Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards were postponed.