Cast of 'Hamilton' to perform without muskets at the Tony Awards
The cast of the Broadway show "Hamilton" will be performing without their prop muskets at Sunday night's Tony Awards, following the mass shooting in Orlando that was the worst in American history.
After the tragedy that claimed the lives of dozens of people at a Florida nightclub, the awards show dedicated Sunday night's ceremony to the families and friends of those affected by the shooting.
"Our hearts are heavy for the unimaginable tragedy that happened last night in Orlando," the awards show wrote on their official website.
CBS News cited a spokesman from the show, who said that the cast of "Hamilton" would not be using their fake weapons for their performance.
"The cast will instead pantomime during its performance of 'Yorktown (World Turned Upside Down),' which recreates the Battle of Yorktown," CNN reported.
"A representative for 'Hamilton' did not say if the cast would otherwise mark Sunday morning's shooting," CNN reported.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the musical who plays its title character, acknowledged the somber news on Twitter Sunday sharing an image of a rainbow heart with "Orlando," written beneath it.
"Hamilton" is up for a historic 16 Tony nominations.