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The Tony Awards Dedicate 2016 Ceremony To Those Affected By Orlando Shooting

13/06/2016 3:13 AM AEST | Updated 14/06/2016 12:13 AM AEST
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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Alan Cumming and Kristen Chenoweth perform onstage at the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Sunday night's Tony Awards will be dedicated to those affected by the mass shooting early Sunday morning in Orlando, Florida, the organizers announced.

The massacre at Pulse, a gay nightclub, left at least 50 dead and 53 wounded. The Twitter account for the award show, which honors the best of Broadway theater, offered condolences to the friends and families of the victims.

Following the news of The Tonys dedication, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orange County Mayor Theresa Jacobs and Kathy Ramsberger, President and CEO of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, shared a video online thanking Broadway for the support.

Plenty of actors and musicians have already spoken out about the shooting, which police said is the worst in American history.

This post has been updated to include the video message from Orlando officials. 

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