Our favorite night of the year and the usually most fun award show, the Tony Awards has been officially delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. We’re pretty sure that nominations haven’t even been announced yet.
The ceremony, which was set to air on CBS on Sunday, June 7, will be held at a later date.
In an official statement from the American Theatre Wing, which presents the Tony Awards with the Broadway League, the reasoning was the same as every other reason. People are hoping to flatten the curve and slow the pandemic by not having major gatherings.
“The health and safety of the Broadway community, artists and fans is of the utmost importance to us. We are looking forward to celebrating Broadway and our industry when it is safe to do so.”
Broadway has been dark since March 12 when all the shows went dark in order to slow the spread of the pandemic in NYC. New York is the hardest hit state in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
There is no new date for the 2020 Tony Awards.