Shubert Theatre (Broadway)


Shubert Theatre (Broadway)

, United States.

Designed by architect Henry B. Herts, it was named after Sam S. Shubert, the second oldest of the three brothers of the theatrical producing family. It shares a Venetian Renaissance facade with the adjoining Booth Theatre, which was constructed at the same time, although the two have distinctly different interiors. The two theatres are connected by a private road/sidewalk, "Shubert Alley". It opened on October 21 1913 with a series of Shakespearean plays, including "Othello", "Hamlet", and "The Merchant of Venice", staged by the Forbes-Robertson Repertory Company.

The theatre's and longest tenant was "A Chorus Line", which ran for 6,137 performances from July 25 1975 to April 28 1990.

The top floor of the building houses the offices of the Shubert Organization. The theatre's auditorium and murals were restored in 1996. It has been designated a New York City landmark.

The screen adaptation of the Broadway musical "The Producers" features the Shubert as the venue where "Funny Boy", "Springtime for Hitler", and "Prisoners of Love" are performed.

Notable productions

*1917: "Love o' Mike" with Clifton Webb as Alonzo Bird [ Parker, John (ed), "Who's Who in the Theatre", 10th revised edition, London, 1947: 1429] .
*1917: "Maytime"
*1933: "Gay Divorce"
*1934: "Dodsworth"
*1936: "Idiot's Delight"
*1937: "Babes in Arms"
*1939: "The Philadelphia Story"
*1941: "Pal Joey"
*1942: "By Jupiter"
*1944: "Bloomer Girl"
*1947: "High Button Shoes"
*1950: "Kiss Me, Kate"
*1951: "Paint Your Wagon"
*1953: "Can-Can"
*1956: "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?"; "The Pajama Game"; "Bells Are Ringing"
*1961: "Bye Bye Birdie"
*1962: "I Can Get It for You Wholesale"; "Stop the World - I Want to Get Off"
*1963: "Here's Love"
*1964: "Oliver!"
*1965: "The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd"
*1966: "Wait Until Dark"; "The Apple Tree"
*1968: "Promises, Promises"
*1972: "The Creation of the World and Other Business"
*1973: "A Little Night Music"; "The Sunshine Boys"
*1974: "Over Here!"
*1975: "Seascape"
*1975: A Chorus Line
*1979: Snoopy!!! The Musical
*1990: "Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story"
*1992: "Crazy for You"
*1996: "Big"
*1996: "Chicago"
*2003: ""
*2005: "Spamalot"

References

External links

*ibdb venue|id=1352|venue=Shubert Theatre
* [http://www.shubertorganization.com/theatres/shubert.asp The Shubert Organization]
* [http://www.newyorkcitytheatre.com/theaters/samshuberttheater/theater.html Broadway Show Guide]



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