The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing announced Wednesday that the 74th Annual Tony Awards are being postponed.
The Tonys are just the latest major entertainment event to move in the wake of the pandemic.
The telecast, which was scheduled to air live on CBS on Sunday, June 7 from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, will now be rescheduled for a later date, according to the statement.
"The health and safety of the Broadway community, artists and fans is of the utmost importance to us," the organizations said, adding new dates and information will be announced, "once Broadway opens again."
The statement concluded, "We are looking forward to celebrating Broadway and our industry when it is safe to do so."
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. Full statement: https://t.co/6P8Hkicpzu#TonyAwards pic.twitter.com/KRLt2jJeK4— The Tony Awards (@TheTonyAwards) March 25, 2020
There are currently more than 62,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, with nearly half in New York state.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that of the more than 30,800 people in the state who have been diagnosed with coronavirus, 12% are in the hospital and 3% are in the intensive care unit. At least 285 New Yorkers have died from the disease, he added.
"We have not turned the trajectory, nor have we hit the apex," he warned.