The annual Tony Awards ceremony is the newest trade occasion to be postponed within the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.The occasion, which honours the 12 months’s greatest theatre and Broadway productions, was set to happen at Radio Metropolis Music Corridor in New York Metropolis, that has emerged because the epicentre of the COVID-19 within the US.
The lethal coronavirus has contaminated over 30,000 and claimed the lives of no less than 285 folks within the state of New York.
In a press release, the Tony Award Productions stated the June 7 ceremony of the awards will now be held at a later date.
“The well being and security of the Broadway neighborhood, artists and followers are of the utmost significance to us. We’ll announce new dates and extra data as soon as Broadway opens once more. We’re trying ahead to celebrating Broadway and our trade when it’s secure to take action,” the assertion posted on the official web site of Tony Awards learn.
The award ceremony’s cancellations comes days after two Broadway productions — the revival of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and Martin McDonagh’s “Hangmen” –announced they’d not resume performances publish the shutdown within the US.
Three different productions — “Flying Over Sundown”, “Birthday Candles” and “Caroline, or Change” — have been pushed to later this 12 months.
The 74th version of the Tony Awards are introduced by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League.