The Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs was scheduled to be hosted by Jon Stewart on April 18 in NYC, but HBO announced that the event has been postponed.
The TV festival, scheduled from March 13 to 21, is postponed. The Paley Center is looking into future dates and promises current tickets will be honored. The event was set to feature screenings of shows including Modern Family and Netflix’s A Special Evening With Dolly Parton & Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings, NCIS‘s 400th-episode celebration, and panels.
RuPaul’s DragCon L.A.
Organizers for RuPaul’s DragCon L.A. announced on March 10 that the drag convention, scheduled for May, has been canceled this year due to coronavirus concerns. The organizers are reportedly working with Eventbrite to coordinate refunds and promise that the convention will return in 2021 “better than ever.”
The South by Southwest music, film, and technology conference was canceled after the City of Austin declared a local disaster on March 6. “We are also working on other ways to add value to their deferred registration, so not only will they be able to take advantage of a future SXSW but there will be extra benefits included, as well,” a SXSW spokesperson said.
Ultra Music Festival
Miami’s electric-music festival, slated for March 20, has been postponed. According to the festival’s website, the Florida governor’s declaration of a public health emergency requires that they push the dates back to March 26, 27, and 28 next year. David Guetta, The Chainsmokers, and more were scheduled to perform. Tickets will reportedly not be refunded but will grant buyers access to one of the festivals in 2021, 2022, or 2023.
Tribeca Film Festival
The annual gathering of some of Hollywood’s biggest players, meant to take place April 15-26, has been postponed. “We founded the Tribeca Film Festival as a way to heal our community after the devastation of the 9/11 attacks in 2001. We were determined to overcome our fear and anxiety by joining together. It is in our DNA to march forward while caring about our community,” co-founder Jane Rosenthal said in a statement. “We have made the difficult decision to postpone the 19th Tribeca Film Festival (April 15-26) based on the announcement by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that events of 500 people or more are banned due to the spread of the novel coronavirus. We are committed to ensuring the health and safety of the public while also supporting our friends, filmmakers and storytellers who look to Tribeca as a platform to showcase their work to audiences. We will be back to you shortly with our plans.”