Tony Awards dedicated to victims of Florida club shooting


The Tony Awards are being dedicated to those affected by the club shooting in Florida.

Fifty people were killed when a man thought to have been armed with an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire at Pulse, a gay club in Orlando.

The killer, who also took hostages, was later killed in a gunfight with Swat officers in the Florida city.

Organisers of the Tony Awards - which are hosted by James Corden and air tonight - have now said they will be dedicated to the loved ones of those affected.

The awards, which honour the best of Broadway theatre, are taking place in New York tonight.

This year hip-hop musical Hamilton is expected to dominate.

The production is up for 16 gongs.

Hamilton cast on stage
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