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Tony Awards Celebration Cancelled Amid Racism & Injustice Protests

Tony Awards Celebration Cancelled Amid Racism & Injustice Protests

A 2020 Tony Awards celebration was set to take place this Sunday (June 7) after the actual Tony Awards had to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus.

Now, the celebration has been postponed due to the injustices in the world that have been thrust into the spotlight after the senseless death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer.

“We are collectively saddened and angered by the senseless murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor and disheartened by the ongoing racism and injustices that continue to permeate our society. We at Broadway On Demand do not tolerate hate, racism, injustice or bigotry of any kind. The continued violence against Black Americans is inexcusable. We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter,” Broadway on Demand said in a statement to Just Jared. “This is a pivotal moment in our nation’s history and our priorities at this time are to listen, to engage in meaningful dialogue and to do our best to enact real change in our industry and in our nation. We truly believe theater has the power to educate, inspire, develop empathy, bridge cultural divides and ultimately unite under the banner of humanity. Broadway On Demand recognizes that we have the power to influence and change the world through art. Our goal as an organization is to create a platform where underrepresented voices can be amplified and uplifted. That is why it is of the utmost importance that the programs we deliver adhere to these beliefs and reflect the world in which we live.”

There is still a second celebration scheduled for June 7.

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Posted to: 2020 Tony Awards, Black Lives Matter

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