After months of uncertainty, the Tony Awards — originally scheduled for June — will take place this fall completely digitally.
Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League, and Heather Hitchens, president & CEO of the American Theatre Wing, said in a joint statement: “Though unprecedented events cut the 2019-2020 Broadway season short, it was a year full of extraordinary work that deserves to be recognized. We are thrilled not only to have found a way to properly celebrate our artists’ incredible achievements this season, but also to be able to uplift the entire theatre community and show the world what makes our Broadway family so special at this difficult time. The show must go on, no matter what — and it will.”
No further details were announced as of press time. To date, 41 Broadway theaters have been dark since March 12 due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, which is the longest shutdown in its history.
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