Wednesday, May 29, 2024

The Tony Awards Show Will Be Dedicated to the Orlando Victims, Survivors, Families


The Tony Awards will go on tonight as planned, but look for host James Corden to dedicate the evening to the Orlando victims, survivors, and families. The Tonys just Tweeted as much, and it’s sure to be a somber occasion especially with so much of the LGBT community a huge part of the theater. What I’d like to see is guests and celebs talking about stopping gun violence now. How can this go on and on? It’s beyond unacceptable.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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