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Shea's Performing Arts Center announces Gallagher as sponsor of 2023-24 Broadway special engagements


Fri, Nov 10th 2023 03:00 pm

Press Release

Shea's Performing Arts Center and Broadway partner-producer Albert Nocciolino proudly announce Gallagher as the new 2023-24 Broadway special engagements sponsor.

This unique sponsorship is the first time Shea's Buffalo Theatre has benefited from having an overall sponsor for the Broadway special engagements.

The 2023-24 Broadway special engagements at Shea's Buffalo Theatre will kick off with the longest-running concert tour in the entertainment industry, “Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis!” on Dec. 8. This show features classic Christmas hits from Mannheim Steamroller holiday albums and multimedia effects in an intimate setting.

Following Mannheim Steamroller, the show that reminds you that sunshine is always right around the corner, “Annie” returns on Dec. 18-23. This celebration of family, optimism and the American spirit remains the ultimate cure for all the hard knocks life throws your way.

Just announced, two additional special engagements are taking the stage this spring. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, “Jesus Christ Superstar,” a mesmerizing new production of the iconic musical phenomenon, returns April 26-28. Shrek, everyone's favorite ogre, is back in the hilarious stage spectacle, “Shrek The Musical.” this Tony Award-winning musical brings all the beloved characters from the Oscar-winning DreamWorks animated film to life.

"We extend our gratitude to Gallagher for supporting the Broadway special engagements," Nocciolino said. "Gallagher's commitment to the arts in Western New York plays a pivotal role in bringing outstanding productions to the Shea's Buffalo stage."

“Gallagher takes great pride in being part of communities like Buffalo where we live and work,” said Bart Kresse, Buffalo area president. “The Buffalo Theatre District brings world-class entertainment to upstate New York, and Shea’s is a community treasure that Gallagher is proud to support.”

At Shea's Performing Arts Center, we are committed to keeping the spirit of theater alive in our community for generations. As we embark on this exciting journey of bringing world-class productions to life on stage, we are excited to have Gallagher as a sponsor. Together, we will create unforgettable experiences that will captivate audiences of all ages.

Gallagher is one of the world’s largest insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting firms. For more information, visit ajg.com.

More About Shea’s Performing Arts Center

Shea’s Buffalo Theatre was initially built as a “picture palace” by Michael Shea in 1926. Today, Shea’s Performing Arts Center comprises three modern theaters in the heart of the Buffalo Theatre District, bringing the best of live performances through touring productions and local collaborations to Western New York.

Shea’s Buffalo Theatre is the historic crown jewel of the Performing Arts Center and is one of the top touring theaters in the country with over 3,000 seats. It was designated a National Historic Site in 1975.

Shea’s 710 Theatre is the latest space to be added to the campus. Once home to Studio Arena, this 625-seat thrust theater offers Broadway productions and plays produced by local and international theater companies.

Shea’s Smith Theatre is a 200-seat black box theater that hosts Off-Broadway productions, comedy, and collaborative productions with local theater companies.

For information on Shea’s Performing Arts Center, upcoming shows, and other programs, visit www.sheas.org and follow Shea’s on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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