With the COVID-19 spreading, it can possibly might cause a delay for Broadway's biggest night of the year…. The Tony Awards.
With all shows shut down, the Broadway industry will be loosing up to $100 million during this time. As previously announced, all shows are expecting to resume performances on April 13th, 2020.
In order to be eligible for a nomination, the cutoff is set for April 23rd, 2020 (which also marks the end of the 2019-2020 Broadway season). However for many of the new shows that were expecting to open before the cutoff date, they are expecting to reschedule their official Opening Nights so the shows can still have time to do their preview performances. At the same time, talks are being made for The Broadway League and The American Theater Wing to extend the deadline for the cutoff.
The 74th Annual Tony Awards is still scheduled for June 7th, 2020 on CBS coming to us live from New York's famed Radio City Music Hall. No word has been said if the ceremony itself will be rescheduled or officially cancelled if nothing works out.