BROADWAY ON DEMAND TO POSTPONE SUNDAY’S TONY CELEBRATION
FOR RELEASE ON MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2020
BROADWAY ON DEMAND
PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 7
New York, NY – Broadway On Demand, the newly launched streaming platform for theater devotees, will postpone its Tony Awards® celebration event that was scheduled for this Sunday, June 7. The announcement was made this morning by Broadway on Demand CEO/President, Sean Cercone.
In a statement, Mr. Cercone said, “We are collectively saddened and angered by the senseless murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor and disheartened by the ongoing racism and injustices that continue to permeate our society. We at Broadway On Demand do not tolerate hate, racism, injustice or bigotry of any kind. The continued violence against Black Americans is inexcusable. We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. This is a pivotal moment in our nation’s history and our priorities at this time are to listen, to engage in meaningful dialogue and to do our best to enact real change in our industry and in our nation. We truly believe theater has the power to educate, inspire, develop empathy, bridge cultural divides and ultimately unite under the banner of humanity. Broadway On Demand recognizes that we have the power to influence and change the world through art. Our goal as an organization is to create a platform where underrepresented voices can be amplified and uplifted. That is why it is of the utmost importance that the programs we deliver adhere to these beliefs and reflect the world in which we live.”
The Tony Awards celebration event will be rescheduled and more information will be released at a future date.
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