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Tony Awards 2020 Going Virtual Due to Pandemic

Tony Awards 2020 Going Virtual Due to Pandemic

The 2020 Tony Awards are making a big change.

The annual theater awards ceremony announced on Friday (August 21) that this year’s ceremony will be presented digitally this fall amid the ongoing global health crisis.

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“Final eligibility determinations will be made by the Tony Awards Administration Committee in the coming days. Additional information, including a date and platform for the awards ceremony, will be announced soon,” organizers said in a statement.

“Though unprecedented events cut the 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,” said Charlotte St. Martin, President of the Broadway League, and Heather Hitchens, President & CEO of the American Theatre Wing.

A Tony Awards celebration was also recently canceled for another reason.

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