A scene from Banana Shpeel
(© Kristie Kahns)
A scene from Banana Shpeel
(© Kristie Kahns)
Cirque du Soleil's new show, Banana Shpeel, will now begin New York City performances at the Beacon Theatre on March 17 (instead of the previously announced February 25), giving the company additional rehearsals in the theater and allowing it to integrate new performance elements. An official opening date will be announced shortly.

Those who purchased tickets for performances between February 25 and March 14 will be offered tickets to another performance of their choice based on availability.

The show is written and directed by David Shiner, and currently features Claudio Caneiro, Daniel Passer, Patrick de Valette, Gordon White, Wayne Wilson, Dmitry Bulkin, Tuan Le, Vanessa Alvarez, and Joseph and Josette Wiggan, along with Robyn Baltzer, Alex Ellis, DeWitt Fleming, Jr., Luke Hawkins, Kathleen Hennessey, Adrienne Reed, Anthony J. Russso, Melissa Schott, and Steven T. Williams.

The creative team includes Serge Roy (director of creation), Jean-Francois Cote (composer/musical director), Jared Grimes (choreographer), Dominique Lemieux (costumes), Patricia Ruel (sets), Bruno Rafile (lighting), and Harvey Robitale (sound).

For more information, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com. Ticketholders affected by this change may e-mail customer_support@ticketmaster.com.