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Shea's role in community much larger than just theater

CEO Michael Murphy said the shutdown has provided an opportunity to do some additional restoration projects.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — It’s been a long 10 months since the stage went dark at Shea’s Performing Arts Center after the Covid-19 pandemic put a halt to live musical theater performances and crowded audience seating.

But the 100-year-old facility that anchors Buffalo’s theater district has weathered on, offering virtual performances and opportunities for people to stay connected to Shea’s. That’s likely to continue until next summer, when Shea’s hopes to reopen with a full slate of performances.

CEO Michael Murphy said the shutdown has provided an opportunity to do some additional restoration projects to ensure the theater will be better looking than ever whenever people can be brought back in for shows.  You can read the full story on Buffalo Business First's website.