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Shea’s Performing Arts Center and Albert Nocciolino announces new dates for ‘M&T Bank Broadway Series’ at Shea’s Buffalo Theatre in collaboration with Peer Upstate Theatres
Shea’s Performing Arts Center President Michael G. Murphy and Broadway partner-producer Albert Nocciolino – along with peer upstate theaters Proctors Collaborative in Schenectady, RBTL Auditorium Theatre in Rochester, Famous Artists at The Landmark Theatre in Syracuse, The Broadway Theatre League at the Forum in Binghamton and the Clemens Center in Elmira – announced new Broadway season dates today.
“The past year has been challenging, but a new season is upon us. Live theater will return to Buffalo this fall,” Murphy said. “We are so grateful to this community and our loyal subscribers for standing by us during this extraordinary time. We cannot wait to raise the curtain for Buffalo’s Theatre District and see our city bustling again.”
“Thank you to our loyal season subscribers and patrons for your patience, commitment and support during this time. We would not be where we are today without all of you,” Nocciolino added. “We stand by our commitment to bring you the best of Broadway and each of the great shows we promised. Buffalo is a favorite stop for touring Broadway productions. The shows cannot wait to get back on the road and entertain audiences across the country.”
Caroline Bowman as Elsa in “Frozen” North American Tour. (Photo by Deen van Meer/provided by Shea’s Performing Arts Center)
New dates for the upcoming “M&T Bank Broadway Series” include:
√ “Disney’s Frozen”: Sept. 10-24
√ “Tootsie”: Oct. 10-16
√ “Pretty Woman – The Musical”: Nov. 30-Dec. 5
√ “Hamilton”: Dec. 14-Jan. 2, 2022: Special subscriber option: Subscribers have the option to include “Hamilton” in their subscription package. Subscribers will have first access to purchase single tickets to “Hamilton” before the public on-sale.
√ “Oklahoma!”: Feb. 15-20, 2022
√ “My Fair Lady”: March 1-6
√ “Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird”: March 27-April 2
√ “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations”: May 10-15
√ “Riverdance”: April 8-10: Special engagement that can be added to the package for an additional cost.
This series includes all of the productions announced in March 2020.
The rescheduled “M&T Bank Broadway Series” includes the three productions that did not take stage due to the interruption to the 2019-20 Broadway series:
√ “The Band’s Visit”: Nov. 2-7
√ “Escape to Margaritaville”: Nov. 16-21
√ “Anastasia”: April 19-24, 2022
A press release stated, “During the pandemic shutdown, these theaters – along with The Stanley Theatre in Utica, The State Theatre in Ithaca, the Bardovon in Poughkeepsie, Ulster Performing Arts Center in Kingston, The Palace in Albany and The Smith in Geneva – have collaborated continually to learn and to effectively meet the challenges brought on by the shutdown. Moving forward, the group will continue its association and work by sharing information, efforts and expertise, in order to establish best practices for reopening all our venues.”
It added, “Upon reopening, Shea’s Buffalo Theatre will inform patrons of all our health requirements and social etiquette procedures, as safety is our top priority. Shea’s will follow CDC and NYS guidelines when planning for a safe return to the theatre this fall, and details will be shared when available. …
“For patron convenience and safety, season tickets will be accessible on your mobile device. Patrons will log into their My Shea’s account to access or download tickets onto their mobile device when their season ticket package is paid in full. Please go to www.sheas.org for instructions on how to access your My Shea’s account. Mobile ticketing will enhance patron experience at Shea’s Buffalo Theatre by providing a truly contactless and ecoconscious way to enter our theatre safely and efficiently while also reducing the risk of lost, stolen or counterfeit tickets.”
Shea’s Performing Arts Center box office staff is available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays to answer any questions. Call 716-847-0850.
For more information on the “M&T Bank Broadway Series” at Shea’s Buffalo Theatre, visit www.sheas.org or follow Shea’s on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.