News: Tony Awards Will Not Be Broadcast Due To Writer’s Strike + More

News: Tony Awards Will Not Be Broadcast Due To Writer’s Strike + More

Some news items you might have missed:

Playbill: Due to the Writers Guild of America strike, the 76th Annual Tony Awards will not be able to broadcast live June 11. A two-part ceremony had been planned, with a pre-show streaming live on Pluto, and the main awards ceremony broadcasting live on CBS and Peacock. It remains unclear how Broadway’s top honors will proceed.

Washington Post: Rep. George Santos signed a deal with Brazilian prosecutors Thursday in which the New York Republican confessed to theft and agreed to pay restitution and fines if prosecutors agree to drop the criminal case against him

Texas Tribune: The 2003 landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Lawrence v. Texas struck down the state’s criminalization of gay sex. Texas Democrats have attempted to repeal the unconstitutional ban for years. And they failed again this year.

Mansfield News Journal: Another Catholic priest found guilty of sex trafficking. Two of the victims were minors. And nope, not a drag queen.

Politico: Miami Mayor Francis Suarez is apparently considering running for the Republican presidential nomination. The two-term mayor would be the only Latino in the field thus far.

New Music: Queer duo SOFI TUKKER drop their latest – “Jacaré.” With elements of electronic, house and jazz influences,  the song was penned as an ode to Brazil and its inherent sensuality.