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Shea’s Performing Arts Center to Reopen September 2021

Shea’s Performing Arts Center and Albert Nocciolino Announces New Dates for the M&T Bank Broadway Series at Shea’s Buffalo Theatre in Collaboration with Peer Upstate Theatres

Buffalo, NY, April 13, 2021 – Shea’s Performing Arts Center President Michael G. Murphy and Broadway Partner-Producer Albert Nocciolino, along with our peer upstate theatres, 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 will announce the new Broadway season dates today.

During the pandemic shutdown, these theatres, 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.

“The past year has been challenging, but a new season is upon us. Live theatre will return to Buffalo this fall,” said Murphy. “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.”

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.

“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,” added Nocciolino. “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.”

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 for instructions on how to access your My Shea’s account. Mobile ticketing will enhance the patron experience at Shea’s Buffalo Theatre by providing a truly contactless and eco-conscious way to enter our theatre safely and efficiently while also reducing the risk of lost, stolen, or counterfeit tickets.

We are delighted to share with you the new dates for the upcoming M&T Bank Broadway Series.

THE NEW M&T BANK BROADWAY SERIES: This series includes all of the productions we announced in March 2020.

  • DISNEY’S FROZEN: September 10 - 24, 2021

  • TOOTSIE: October 10 - 16, 2021

  • PRETTY WOMAN- THE MUSICAL: November 30 - December 5, 2021

  • HAMILTON: December 14, 2021 - January 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!: February 15 - 20, 2022

  • MY FAIR LADY: March 1 - 6, 2022

  • HARPER LEE’S TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD: March 27 - April 2, 2022



  • RIVERDANCE: April 8 - 10, 2022 Can be added to the package for an additional cost.

THE RE-SCHEDULED M&T BANK BROADWAY SERIES: This series includes the three productions that did not take stage due to the interruption to our 2019-2020 Broadway series.

  • THE BAND’S VISIT: November 2 - 7, 2021

  • ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE: November 16 - 21, 2021

  • ANASTASIA: April 19 - 24, 2022

Shea’s Performing Arts Center box office staff is available weekdays from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Saturdays 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM at 716-847-0850 to answer any questions.

For more information on the M&T Bank Broadway Series at Shea’s Buffalo Theatre, or follow Shea’s on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

The M&T Bank Broadway Series is presented by Shea’s Performing Arts Center and Albert Nocciolino, and is sponsored locally by M&T Bank, The Buffalo News, and WKBW-TV.



Shea’s Buffalo Theatre was originally built as a “picture palace” by Michael Shea in 1926. Today, Shea’s Performing Arts Center is comprised of three modern theatres in the heart of the Buffalo Theatre District, bringing the best of live performance 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 theatres 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 theatre offers Broadway productions and plays produced by local and international theatre companies. Shea’s Smith Theatre is a 200-seat black box theatre and plays host to Off-Broadway productions, comedy, and collaborative productions with local theatre companies. Shea’s Performing Arts Center is committed to keeping true to the history of Shea’s Buffalo Theatre and to the future of the Western New York region, bringing the best of Broadway theatre and beyond to Buffalo, NY.

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


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