2023 Tony Awards: Ariana DeBose hosted ceremony telecast canceled amid writer’ strike
The 2023 Tony Awards will not air as scheduled on June 11 after the WGA denied a waiver for the show
The 2023 Tony Awards ceremony’s live telecast has been canceled due to the ongoing Writers Guild of America’s strike, it has been reported.
The reports further confirmed that the WGA also rejected the request for a waiver to allow this year's ceremony to air as originally scheduled on June 11.
The Hollywood Reporter reported that the Tony awards telecast will not air on CBS, nor stream on Paramount+.
Ahead of the ceremony, the Tony Awards Management Committee has shared two options to move forward.
The committee has suggested to keep the June date and invite nominees and media to a dinner or press conference, non-televised.
Another option says postponing the show until the strike concludes.
Ariana DeBose, who also hosted last year’s event, will maintain her hosting duties, even in a scaled-down ceremony, according to Deadline.
Equity President Kate Shindle told Deadline on Wednesday, “I hope that anyone and everyone who is concerned about Broadway's biggest night of the year will pledge support for the WGA and join us in demanding that the AMPTP give their workers as much consideration as they devote to executives and shareholders.”