Tony Awards’ producers have a strong message for any potential Will Smith copycats: Don’t even think about it. If you are thinking about it, then you are not coming to Tony Awards this June.
A letter sent by Tony Award Productions to the ticket-buyers includes the following warning in its FAQ section: “The Tony Awards has a strict no violence policy. In the event of an incident, the perpetrator will be removed from the event immediately.”
The “no violence policy” was included among more boilerplate rules: Black-tie only, tickets are not-transferable, proof of COVID-19 vaccination required, etc.
On March 27, The new warning calls to mind the Academy Awards broadcast, when Will Smith, objecting to a joke about the hairstyle of his wife Jada Pinkett, slapped presenter Chris Rock.
Will Smith was allowed by Oscar producers to remain in the audience and accept his best actor award.
On Sunday, June 12, The Tony Awards will be presented, at Radio City Music Hall, airing live on CBS and Paramount+.
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