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CBS will air singalong ‘Grease’ instead of the Tony Awards

It’s not so much the one that we want, but the one that we got saddled with. CBS announced Friday that a musical will, indeed, fill the June 7 time slot vacated by the 2020 Tony Awards this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. It just won’t be live — or new. Instead, the network will air a singalong version of the 1978 film “Grease,” starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John at 8:30 p.m. ET. The Tonys, which honor the best of Broadway at Radio City Music Hall, remain indefinitely postponed. Since Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a ban on gatherings over 500 people on March 12, all Broadways shows have remained dark — the longest hiatus in the history of the Great White Way. Performances are currently canceled through Sept ...
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