WGA will not picket unscripted broadcast of the Tony Awards on June 11

The striking Writers Guild of America (WGA) just announced that it will not picket an altered version of the 76th Annual Tony Awards, so the show can go on as scheduled on Sunday, June 11, in a live broadcast on the CBS television network beginning at 8 pm EST.

In a statement released late Monday night, the WGA said, “As they have stood by us, we stand with our fellow workers on Broadway who are impacted by our strike.” In return, according to an anonymous source, the Tony Awards Management Committee, comprised of members from The Broadway League and the American Theater Wing, has agreed not to use any drafted script material prepared by screenwriters prior to the strike, but will feature the awards presentations, along with live performances of songs from the nominated Broadway musicals.

Information about the agreement will be updated as it becomes available.


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