Updates For O’Connell & Company 

In accordance with the current guidance from NY State and Local officials, O’Connell & Company has made the conscientious decision to cancel all events for the remainder of April 2020. In addition, it appears that strict limitations will be placed on social gatherings for at least the next four weeks, and as long as several months. Therefore, we have taken the additional actions for the remainder of our season:
  • Lucky Stiff was scheduled to open in mid-April, will be postponed to a later date (TBD).
  • The last show of the 2019-2020 season, Steel Magnolias, has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.
  • Spring education classes were cancelled. At this time, it is our hope to continue our Summer Camps in a what will likely be a limited capacity.
The leadership team at O’Connell & Company is in constant contact and will continue to monitor guidance issued by the State, as well as Local and Federal officials, and will make additional updates to the program schedule as needed.


Media Release: O’Connell & Company postpones all March events due to the Coronavirus


For Immediate Release

At the advice of public health experts on COVID-19 best practices and in keeping our community’s health the utmost priority, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our special performances, DIVA by DIVA A Celebration of Women! Wednesday, March 18, 2020 and THE WOMEN, A Stage Reading, on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Patrons who purchased tickets will be contacted via email or phone by our box office staff.

These special performances will be rescheduled at a later date. Spring education classes will also be cancelled.

“O’Connell & Company takes the health and safety of our patrons, staff and community seriously,” Mary Kate O’Connell, Artistic | Executive Director said, “We urge everyone to continue to follow the guidelines set forth by public health officials and CDC recommendations.”

As a public health precaution, O’Connell & Company will postpone all performances and events for the remainder of March 2020. Over the next few weeks, we will consider additional modifications to programming and gatherings as further guidance by local, state, and federal health officials is announced. We appreciate your understanding and will be reaching out directly to our patrons with more information.


If you purchased a ticket to our MainStage or Special events, we will exchange that ticket for a similar performance this season or for our 2020-2021 season. Our box office staff will be reaching out to everyone, however, if you have concerns please email info@oconnellandcompany.com and someone will get back to you. All O’Connell & Company events and productions are subject to change.


O’Connell & Company
The Ken-Ton Elmwood Commons | 3200 Elmwood Ave.  Buffalo, NY 14217
(716)848-0800 | info@oconnellandcompany.com