The 74th Annual Tony Awards has been postponed to a later date due to COVID-19
The star-studded ceremony, which has been cancelled in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, will be scheduled for later in 2020.
The 74th Annual Tony Awards, which were scheduled to take place at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 7, 2020, have been postponed due to the global outbreak of coronavirus which is sweeping the world.
Set to air live on CBS, the ceremony will be rescheduled for a later date in co-ordination with the broadcast partner when Broadway theaters are re-opened.
The news follows the announcement that the 2020 Olivier Awards in London will also be rearranged for a later date after postponing from its original date in early April.
The full statement from the Tony Awards press office reads:
The 74th Annual Tony Awards, scheduled to air live on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 7th from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, will be postponed and rescheduled at a later date, in coordination with our broadcast partner. The health and safety of the Broadway community, artists and fans is of the utmost importance to us.
We will announce new dates and additional information once Broadway opens again.
We are looking forward to celebrating Broadway and our industry when it is safe to do so.
Broadway theatres were closed on March 12 until at least April 13 in support of the health and well-being of the theatregoing public, as well as those who work in the theatre industry during the pandemic.