After the news emerged of the mass shooting in Orlando nightclub Pulse, the producers of the 2016 Tony Awards have decided to dedicate tonight’s show to the Orlando victims.
“Our hearts are heavy for the unimaginable tragedy that happened last night in Orlando,” The Tony Awards expressed in a statement, pictured above. The awards show will air live at 8 p.m. ET on CBS from the Beacon Theater in New York City.
Tonight, every note I sing will be in remembrance of the lives taken in Orlando. 💔— Laura Benanti (@LauraBenanti) June 12, 2016
The Hollywood Reporter also note that the cast of Hamilton have chosen to not use the prop muskets in their Tony Awards performance. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton was nominated in 16 categories and is expected to take home a number of the awards.
Check out the Fuse playlist of Hamilton songs in preparation for the awards tonight.