Tony Awards to take place 'digitally' in the fall following June postponement

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Photo credit This image released by Polk & Co. shows Santino Fontana, center, during a performance of "Tootsie." The Tony Award nominations will be announced Tuesday. (Matthew Murphy/Polk & Co. via AP)

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The 2020 Tony Awards -- which were slated to take place in June but postponed at the onset of the pandemic -- will take place in the fall after all, but "digitally," organizers announced Friday.

A specific date and platform for the awards ceremony will be announced in coming days. 

The American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.

“Though unprecedented events cut the Broadway season short, it was a year full of extraordinary work that deserves to be recognized,” said Charlotte St. Martin, President of the Broadway League, and Heather Hitchens, President and CEO of the American Theatre Wing. “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.”  

In March, organizers announced that the awards ceremony would be cancelled. "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, in coordination with our broadcast partner. The health and safety of the Broadway community, artists and fans is of the utmost importance to us."