Broadway’s Jimmy Awards For High School Musicals Canceled Due To COVID-19 Concerns
This 12 months’s Jimmy Awards – the annual Broadway expertise showcase for highschool musical performers from throughout the nation – has been canceled over COVID-19 issues, the Broadway League has introduced.
The 2020 awards present had been set for June 29.
“We’re heartbroken that so lots of the 143,000 college students who take part in highschool musicals throughout the nation is not going to have a possibility to point out off their arduous work, and that 92 nominees gained’t be capable of understand their Broadway desires this 12 months by performing dwell on a Broadway stage on the Jimmy Awards in New York Metropolis,” Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League, mentioned in an announcement posted on the League’s web site. “Our precedence is the well being and security of all. We look ahead to subsequent 12 months after we can welcome nominees and followers again to the Massive Apple and proceed to have a good time the way forward for Broadway collectively on the 2021 Jimmy Awards.”
Also referred to as the Nationwide Excessive Faculty Musical Theatre Awards, the Jimmys have a good time “excellent scholar achievement, recognizing particular person artistry in vocal, dance, and appearing efficiency and elevating the significance of theatre arts training in colleges.” The awards are offered by The Broadway League Basis.
Every year, two scholar representatives from regional awards applications participate within the Jimmy competitors on a Broadway stage. Final 12 months, the manufacturing was held on the Minskoff Theatre.
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