Tony Awards postponed
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They weren’t scheduled to take place until June, but the Tony Awards will be postponed due to the coronavirus.

The American Theatre Wing, which presents the awards show, announced Wednesday that the 74th annual Tonys ceremony won’t take place on June 7.

The awards for the best in Broadway theater, the ceremony for which was set to be held at Radio City Music Hall in New York and air on CBS, will instead be "rescheduled at a later date."

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"The health and safety of the Broadway community, artists and fans is of the utmost importance to us," organizers said in a statement. 

"We are looking forward to celebrating Broadway and our industry when it is safe to do so," the American Theatre Wing said.

Broadway shows were shuttered earlier this month after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) ordered a ban on gatherings of more than 500 people in an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus. 

The Tonys join an ever-growing list of noteworthy events and ceremonies postponed and canceled because of the pandemic, including the White House Correspondents' Association dinner, the White House Easter Egg Roll, the South By Southwest festival and the Met Gala, among others.