Tony Awards postponed due to coronavirus pandemic

Many theater insiders expected that the awards show would not move forward as planned. The calendar was not on the show’s side — April 23 was supposed to be the cut-off date for shows eligible for Tony contention and nominations were slated to be announced on April 28. However, many shows, such as “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and “Hangmen,” that were expected to be contenders instead opted to close before officially opening. It was too uncertain when Broadway would be back in business and many of the cast members had other commitments. Other spring productions, such as “Caroline, or Change,” have been pushed back to the fall.

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