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Encyclopedia > Shubert Theatre (Broadway)
The Shubert Theatre, 2006.
The Shubert Theatre, 2006.

The Shubert Theatre, named after Sam S. Shubert, is a Broadway theatre built by Henry B. Herts in 1913 on West 44th Street in New York City between Broadway and Eighth Avenue. The first show to play at the Shubert was Shakespeare's Hamlet. Barbra Streisand starred in I Can Get It for You Wholesale here, Bernadette Peters starred in Gypsy (musical) and Katharine Hepburn starred in The Philadelphia Story here; however, the Shubert is probably best-known as the home of A Chorus Line. With 6,137 performances under the Shubert's roof, A Chorus Line was the longest-running of all Broadway musicals, until it was surpassed by Cats, having staged its final performance on 28 April 1990. The Shubert Theatre is currently the home for the Broadway production of Spamalot. Image File history File linksMetadata Shuberttheatre. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Shuberttheatre. ... Sam Shubert Samuel S. Shubert (August 27, 1878 – May 13, 1905) was a Polish-born American producer, writer, director, theatre owner/operator and a member of the Shubert family. ... Broadway theatre[1] is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... Nickname: Big Apple; City that never Sleeps; Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Manhattan Queens Brooklyn Staten Island Settled 1613 Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... A view of Broadway in 1909 Broadway, as the name implies, is a wide avenue in New York City, and is the oldest north-south main thoroughfare in the city, dating to the first New Amsterdam settlement. ... William Shakespeare—born April 1564; baptised April 26, 1564; died April 23, 1616 (O.S.), May 3, 1616 (N.S.)—has a reputation as the greatest of all writers in English. ... The third quarto of Hamlet (1605); a straight reprint of the 2nd quarto (1604) The Tragical History of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy by William Shakespeare and is one of his best-known and most-quoted plays. ... Barbra Streisand (born April 24, 1942 as Barbara Joan Streisand), is a two-time Academy Award-winning American singer, theatre and film actress, composer, film producer and director. ... I Can Get It For You Wholesale (Broadway Musical) I Can Get It For You Wholesale qas notable as th Broadway debut of Barbara Streisand. ... Bernadette Peters is the stage name of Bernadette Lazzara (born February 28, 1948 in Ozone Park, Queens, New York City), an actress and singer. ... Gypsy: A Musical Fable is a musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. ... Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an iconic four-time Academy Award-winning American star of film, television and stage, widely recognized for her sharp wit, New England gentility and fierce independence. ... The Philadelphia Story is a 1940 romantic screwball comedy starring Jimmy Stewart, Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. ... A Chorus Line is a Broadway musical that opened at the Shubert Theatre on July 25, 1975 and closed on April 28, 1990 after 6,137 performances. ... Cats is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on Old Possums Book of Practical Cats and other poems by T. S. Eliot. ... Monty Pythons Spamalot is a comedic musical lovingly ripped off from the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975). ...


Other musicals which have premiered at The Shubert include Cole Porter's The Gay Divorcee, Rodgers and Hart's Pal Joey and the Sherman Brothers' Over Here!. Cole Albert Porter (June 9, 1891 – October 15, 1964) was an American composer and songwriter from Indiana. ... The Gay Divorcee is a 1934 film that was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. ... Rodgers and Hart was the songwriting team consisting of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. ... Pal Joey is a 1939 epistolary (written in the form of a series of letters) novel by John OHara, which became the basis of a 1940 musical comedy and 1957 motion picture of the same name. ... Robert B. Sherman & Richard M. Sherman at the London Palladium in 2002 during the premiere of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Stage Musical. ... Over Here! is a musical with music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman and a book by Will Holt. ...


The stage doors of the Shubert Theatre and those of the Booth Theatre both open onto Shubert Alley, which runs behind these theatres and due to its location has long been a favourite haunt for aspiring Broadway actors—who hope that someone connected with one of these hallowed theatres might spot them and offer them a role. The Edwin Booth Theatre, 2006. ...


The interior of the Shubert Theatre was restored in 1996. Restored is a Jeremy Camp album, released in 2004. ...


There is also a Shubert Theatre in Boston, which is part of the Wang Center for the Performing Arts. The Shubert Theatre is featured in the Broadway musical and film adaption of The Producers. Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... The Wang Center for the Performing Arts, located in Boston, Massachusetts, consists of two theatres: The Wang Theatre and The Shubert Theatre. ...


External links

  • Broadway Theatre Guide with full show details for Monty Python's Spamalot
  • Shubert Theatre at the Internet Broadway Database
  • The Shubert Organization
     
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