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BANANA SHPEEL Shifts Preview Dates; Now to Begin 2/25 At The Beacon Theater


Banana Shpeel, the latest Cirque du Soleil production written and directed by David Shiner, has shifted its performance dates and will now begin previews in New York on Thursday, February 25, 2010 (rather than February 4) at the Beacon Theatre (2124 Broadway). The shift in dates will allow the production to have a full month of rehearsals at the Beacon. Those who purchased tickets for performances between February 4 and February 24 will be offered tickets to another performance of their choice. An official premiere date will be announced shortly.

At Cirque du Soleil, the creation of a new production is an exciting and constantly evolving process. With the new show Banana Shpeel, the ideas continue to develop and the additional rehearsal time on stage will allow the best opportunity to fully realize the show's potential.

Ticket Information and Show Schedule
Banana Shpeel begins previews on February 25 with the following show schedule:
Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm

The performance show schedule is:
Wednesdays at 2pm and 8pm
Thursdays and Fridays at 8pm
Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm
Sundays at 2pm and 6pm

Tickets range from $35 to $89 during previews and $45 to $110 for regular performances. Premium tickets are also available. Tickets can be purchased online at or or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

For ticket-holders who are affected by this change, please contact customer service at or (800)653-8000 and have the original Ticketmaster order number available.

Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2009. From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has more than 4,000 employees from over 40 different countries, including 1,000 performing artists. Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to almost 100 million spectators in over 200 cities on five continents. In 2009, Cirque will present 20 shows simultaneously throughout the world. Cirque du Soleil International Headquarters are in Montreal, Canada. For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit


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