Shubert Theatre is a Broadway theatre located at 225 West 44th Street in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
architect Henry Beaumont 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 21 October 1913 with the George Bernard Shaw play, , staged by the Forbes-Robertson Repertory Company. Caesar and Cleopatra [1 ]
The theatre's longest tenant was
, which ran for 6,137 performances from 1975 to 1990 and set the record for longest running show in Broadway history. Later long runs have included A Chorus Line (1992–1996), Crazy for You (1996–2003), Chicago (2005–2009) and Spamalot (2009–2012). The theatre has also been a returning venue for the Memphis Tony Awards.
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.
Beginning 4 March 2013,
Matilda the Musical debuted at the theater, which officially opened on 11 April 2013. [2 ] Notable productions [edit ] In popular culture [edit ]
The theatre features in the 1950
Academy Award winner . In the All About Eve 2005 film version of Mel Brooks's , the musicals The Producers Funny Boy, , and Springtime for Hitler are all staged at the Shubert Theatre by Prisoners of Love Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom. In the hit [4 ] NBC show , the show "Heaven On Earth" is playing at the Shubert Theater. Smash References [edit ] External links [edit ]
Venues of the Tony Awards ceremonies
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (1947–1953, 1957-1959, 1961-1962) Plaza Hotel (1954–1956) Astor Hotel (1960, 1965) Hotel Americana (1963) New York Hilton (1964) Rockefeller Center Rainbow Room (1966) Shubert Theatre (1967–1968, 1974, 1976-1979, 1985) Mark Hellinger Theatre (1969–1970, 1980-1981, 1987) Palace Theatre (1971) Broadway Theatre (1972) Imperial Theatre (1973, 1982) Winter Garden Theatre (1975) Gershwin Theatre (1983–1984, 1992-1994, 1999) Minskoff Theatre (1986, 1988, 1991, 1995) Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (1989–1990) Majestic Theatre (1996) Radio City Music Hall (1997–1998, 2000-2010, 2013) Beacon Theatre (2011–2012)