Shea’s Performing Arts Center board of trustees on Friday announced Michael G. Murphy is no longer its president. Murphy led Western New York’s premier musical theater venue for six years.
The board will form a committee to open a national search for Murphy’s successor. The board also plans to announce the addition of several new trustees following its annual meeting Oct. 29.
The Shea’s season is now underway, blossoming after the pandemic limited recent attendance opportunities. It includes Broadway shows such as “The Prom,” “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical” “Disney’s Aladdin,” “Come From Away” and “Hadestown,” among others. Shea’s recently announced singer John Mellencamp and comedian Jerry Seinfeld would headline shows next year.
“We are pleased with the return of our patrons and fans of Broadway musicals and other shows,” Board Chair Randall K. Best said. “And we want to thank those patrons and our sponsors for their loyalty and patience during this challenging time of transition.”