Shubert family


Shubert family

The Shubert family of New York City, New York was responsible for the establishment of the Broadway district, in New York City, as the hub of the theater industry in the United States. The family's American history began, in 1882, with Duvvid Schubart (transliterated to "Shubert") and his wife Katrina Helwitz, who left their native Poland, with their seven children, to settle in Syracuse, New York. Fact|date: September 14, 2008|date=September 2008

The three Shubert sons had to forgo much in the way of formal education and go to work when they were very young. Introduced to the world of the theater, the three brothers broke the monopoly on the theater-management industry (represented by the Theatrical Syndicate under Abe Erlanger) and Mark Klaw in the foundation of rival agency The Shubert Organization.Fact|date: September 14, 2008|date=September 2008

Among the organization's Manhattan holdings were the renowned Winter Garden Theatre (at 1634 Broadway), the Sam S. Shubert (at 221 West 44th Street), and the Imperial Theaters. The Shuberts owned, managed, operated, or booked nearly a thousand theatres nationwide. Fact|date: September 14, 2008|date=September 2008

The Shubert children:
#Lee Shubert (1871-1953), theatre owner/operator, producer
#Fannie Shubert (1872-1928)
#Lisa Shubert (1875-1893)
#Sarah Shubert (1876-1934)
#Sam S. Shubert (1878-1905), producer, writer, director, theatre owner/operator
#Jacob J. Shubert (1879-1963), producer, director, theatre owner/operator
#Dora Shubert (1886-1951) born in Syracuse, New York

External links

* [http://www.ibdb.com/person.asp?id=22884 IBDB website with links to the Shubert family members and companies]
* [http://www.shubertarchive.org/index_flash.htm Shubert Archive website]


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