Shea’s Performing Arts Center has announced it will reopen on December 1st with a new season that includes new dates for multiple productions in its 2021-22 season and the addition of shows that were “paused” in the spring. The season will open on December 1st with the national tour of “Tootsie,” a musical comedy loosely based on the 1982 Dustin Hoffman film.
Shea’s 2020-21 Season: New Performance Dates Announced
The much-anticipated return of the Tony-winning “Hamilton” has been delayed a year with new dates of December 14th through January 2, 2022. The 2021-22 season was originally slated to open August 15th with the national tour launch of Aaron Sorkin’s acclaimed adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird”; that play will now open on January 30th.
New dates for the 2020-21 Broadway series:
“Tootsie,” December 1-6, 2020.
“To Kill a Mockingbird,” January 30 to February 5, 2021
“Hamilton,” December 14, 2021 to January 2, 2022.
“Pretty Woman: The Musical,” a new date for the 2021-2022 season is expected for this romantic musical. Director Garry Marshall co-wrote the book for the play, based off his 1990 film starring Julia Roberts.
Keeping their original dates are:
“Oklahoma!, the Tony award-winning revival, February 23-28, 2021
“My Fair Lady,” another revival of a classic musical, March 23-28, 2021.
“Ain’t Too Proud,” the Tony-award winning story of The Temptations, May 11-16, 2021.
Disney’s “Frozen,” which will feature new songs by Anna and Elsa, June 16-27, 2021.
These are the new dates for shows postponed from the 2019-20 season:
Anastasia,” March 9-14, 2021.
“Riverdance,” March 19-21, 2021.
“Escape to Margaritaville,” April 20-25, 2021.
“The Band’s Visit,” Aug. 10-15, 2021.
Shea’s continues to work on the possibility of new dates for the special engagement of “Dear Evan Hansen,” which was scheduled for April 13-18, as well as the season schedules for Shea’s 710 Theatre and Shea’s Smith Theatre. When Shea’s reopens, it will be with adherence to state requirements for cleaning and disinfection. Prior to its reopening, Shea’s plans to inform patrons of its Covid-19 prevention and social etiquette procedures.
“As we prepare for reopening, the health and safety of our patrons, volunteers, artists, and staff remains our top priority. Our team is consulting with health and safety experts, colleagues around the country, and government officials to ensure that when we reopen, every precaution will be taken to ensure your safety,” Shea’s President Michael G. Murphy said in a statement. For complete details, visit www.sheas.org.