TV coverage of Tony Awards cancelled
May 15, 2023
By Chris Forrester
The Annual Tony Awards, this year the 76th, for the best of Broadway theatre entertainment will not be televised.
The June 11th planned broadcast has been scrubbed because of the Writers Guild of America strike action. The organising committee of the Tony Awards are meeting to decide on their next move.
One option is to hold an awards event without TV cameras being present. Option 2 is to postpone the Awards until a resolution emerges with the Writers Guild when a screening can take place.
The Awards are an essential marketing tool for Broadway’s producers who frequently depend on the event to boost their own box office receipts.
The original plan was to organise the evening into two parts: The first, Act 1, was to have been screened on Paramount+ and Paramount’s FAST channel Pluto TV from 6.30pm-8pm. The second half would then be screened live on the CBS network from 8pm to 11pm.