The Tony Awards, considered the most distinguished awards in the theater industry, were not held on June 7, as scheduled, and have been indefinitely postponed Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the organization reports in a statement.
“The health and safety of the Broadway community, artists and followers is really important to us,” says the text, which states that the gala, which was to be held at the legendary Radio City Music Hall in New York and was to be broadcast on CBS television, will be scheduled “later.” “We will announce new dates and more information once Broadway reopens,” the note added.
We will announce new dates and more information once Broadway reopens. ”
What was to be the 74th edition of the Tony Awards is yet another victim of the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced the postponement or cancellation of a long list of cultural events in the United States.
It has also slowed down the activity of major cultural institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of New York (Met), and has led to the temporary closure of Broadway, considered the mecca of US theater.
On March 12, the Broadway League announced the immediate suspension of all performances, and although at that time it indicated that they would resume after a month, it also indicated that it would closely monitor the situation of COVID-19 and make the required decisions. .
The Tons are not the only theater awards that have been postponed, as the Oliviers, awards that are presented in the United Kingdom and that were to be delivered on April 5, have also had to be postponed.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that the number of coronavirus cases now exceeds 30,000.
The Oliviers of English theater have also been postponed