Shea’s Will Be Postponing Shows Until March 2021
It looks as though live entertainment is still being pushed off for quite some time. Shea's Buffalo has just announced they'll be postponing shows until next year.
In February everything was looking great for an incredible season at Shea's. They had just announced that they were bringing one of the biggest musical stage productions that Broadway had ever seen back with Hamilton. The 2020 lineup looked amazing with Les Miserables, Jersey Boys, Mean Girls, Hello Dolly!, and more.
But just a month later, that all changed. The pandemic struck and suddenly everything was shut down. And it looks like it will remain that way for now.
They were hoping to open back up in December with those shows. But now, they're hoping to reschedule them and the tickets that were issued for them will be honored on the new show dates. But they will probably not happen for awhile. According to WIVB, the rescheduled dates probably will not come until at least March of 2021.
The entire statement from Sheas to their tickets holders said this:
“Dear M&T Bank Broadway Series Subscriber,
When the pandemic began, we thought it would certainly be over by now and that we’d be preparing to open the hit musical Tootsie, the second show in our season.
Unfortunately, the impact on live performances has lasted much longer than anticipated and while it was our hope to be able to open our doors this December to resume the M&T Bank Broadway Series, we’re compelled to make further changes to the series schedule. All productions through March 2021 at Shea’s Buffalo Theatre will be rescheduled for dates when it’s possible to gather indoors.
In the meantime, please hold on to your current tickets, as they are valid for the rescheduled dates. We will resume payment plans and seat relocations once we have firm performance dates.
But stay strong Buffalo! Every show we’ve announced will be performed for you! Along with our colleague theatres across the country, we’re working with Broadway producers to plan the return of productions to our stages – safely and as soon as possible. We stand by our commitment to bring you the best of Broadway and each of the great shows we promised you. Your support is appreciated and we ask for your continued patience as we forge ahead.
We miss seeing you and we can’t wait to have you back in Shea’s, the crown jewel of Buffalo.”