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HISTORY: The Shubert Theatre had its genesis in the New Theatre, an "art" playhouse located on Central Park West that was devoted to serious repertory drama. Although the project was a critical and commercial flop, the New Theatre Group, which included Lee Shubert, leased a plot of land between 44th and 45th street to construct a new venue. The plan was abandoned, but Lee Shubert and Winthrop Ames, a former New Theatre partner, acquired a lease for the site, and built two adjoining playhouses there. Lee and J.J. operated the larger of the two auditoriums, which they named the Sam S. Shubert Memorial Theatre to commemorate their brother, who had died in May 1905. Ames managed the smaller Booth Theatre. The Shubert and Booth theatres utilized an unusual design scheme, sharing an architecturally unified exterior (in the style of the "Venetian Renaissance"), but completely distinct interiors. The sgraffito (plaster frescoes created by etching plaster while it is still wet) that decorates the exterior was architect Henry B. Herts’s unusual decorative solution to a statute in the city's building code dictating that no part of the edifice project beyond the building line. Another distinctive feature is the private roadway connecting 44th and 45th Streets, which runs between the two new theatres and the rear of the adjacent building--formerly the Astor Hotel, now the Minskoff. This thoroughfare, which came to be called Shubert Alley, allowed each theatre to occupy a corner lot. The Shubert's elegant interior is marked by elaborate plasterwork, and a series of theatrically-themed painted panels that adorn the boxes, the area above the proscenium arch, and the ceiling. Lee chose to build an office/apartment above the theatre, which is now the location of the Shubert Organization's executive offices. Learn More in Theatre Stories



Address:
225 West 44th St.

New York, NY

BUILT: 1913

SEATING CAPACITY: 1460
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Theatre History

DATES PRODUCTION
? - ? To Kill A Mockingbird (2021)
3/15/2017 - ? Hello, Dolly! (2017)
3/4/2013 - 1/1/2017 Matilda the Musical (2013)
9/23/2009 - 8/5/2012 Memphis: A New Musical (2009)
2/26/2009 - 7/19/2009 Blithe Spirit (2009)
12/12/2005 - 12/12/2005 A Wonderful Life (2005)
8/25/2005 - 9/11/2005 Abyssinia (2005)
2/14/2005 - 1/11/2009 Monty Python's Spamalot (2005)
7/20/2004 - 11/28/2004 Forever Tango (2004)
3/31/2003 - 5/30/2004 Gypsy (2003)
2/11/1997 - 1/26/2003 Chicago (2021)
4/8/1996 - 10/13/1996 Big (1996)
1/31/1992 - 1/7/1996 Crazy for You (1992)
10/23/1990 - 5/19/1991 Buddy (1990)
4/23/1989 - 4/23/1989 The Players Club Centennial Salute (1989)
10/30/1988 - 10/30/1988 A Celebration of Paul Robeson (1988)
4/22/1979 - 4/22/1979 V.I.P. Night on Broadway (1979)
12/3/1978 - 12/3/1978 The Neighborhood Playhouse at 50 (1978)
5/2/1976 - 5/2/1976 George Abbott...A Celebration (1976)
7/25/1975 - 4/28/1990 A Chorus Line (1975)
4/10/1975 - 5/10/1975 The Constant Wife (1975)
1/21/1975 - 3/22/1975 Seascape (1975)
2/21/1974 - 1/4/1975 Over Here! (1974)
10/30/1973 - 2/9/1974 The Sunshine Boys (1972)
3/11/1973 - 3/11/1973 Sondheim: A Musical Tribute (1973)
2/15/1973 - 9/15/1973 A Little Night Music (1973)
11/14/1972 - 12/16/1972 The Creation of the World and Other Business (1972)
7/22/1972 - 10/1/1972 Follies (1972)
4/18/1972 - 5/13/1972 An Evening With Richard Nixon and... (1972)
3/22/1972 - 3/25/1972 The Selling of the President (1972)
3/16/1972 - 3/25/1972 The Selling of the President (1972)
12/1/1968 - 1/1/1972 Promises, Promises (1968)
12/27/1967 - 11/17/1968 Golden Rainbow (1968)
10/5/1966 - 11/25/1967 The Apple Tree (1966)
7/11/1966 - 10/1/1966 Wait Until Dark (1966)
4/25/1966 - 6/11/1966 Ivanov (1966)
2/7/1966 - 4/23/1966 Inadmissible Evidence (1965)
12/17/1965 - 1/15/1966 Malcolm (1966)
5/11/1965 - 12/4/1965 The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd (1965)
11/18/1964 - 5/8/1964 Bajour (1964)
9/14/1964 - 11/14/1964 Oliver! (1963)
10/3/1963 - 7/25/1964 Here's Love (1963)
10/2/1962 - 9/7/1963 Stop the World - I Want to Get Off (1962)
3/21/1962 - 9/29/1962 I Can Get It for You Wholesale (1962)
11/16/1961 - 2/24/1962 The Gay Life (1961)
1/16/1961 - 10/7/1961 Bye Bye Birdie (1960)
10/22/1959 - 12/17/1960 Take Me Along (1959)
2/12/1959 - 10/17/1959 A Majority of One (1959)
12/22/1958 - 2/7/1959 Whoop-Up (1958)
? - 1/5/1957 The Boy Friend (1955)
11/29/1956 - 12/13/1958 Bells Are Ringing (1956)
11/12/1956 - 11/24/1956 The Pajama Game (1954)
7/9/1956 - 11/10/1956 Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter (1955)
11/30/1955 - 6/30/1956 Pipe Dream (1955)
11/28/1955 - ? The Boy Friend (1955)
10/24/1955 - 11/26/1955 Iolanthe (1955)
10/20/1955 - 11/16/1955 Ruddigore (1955)
10/13/1955 - 11/9/1955 Princess Ida (1955)
10/10/1955 - 11/19/1955 The Mikado (1955)
10/6/1955 - 10/29/1955 The Pirates of Penzance (1955)
10/3/1955 - 11/5/1955 The Yeomen of the Guard (1955)
9/27/1955 - 11/26/1955 Iolanthe (1955)
4/25/1955 - ? Kismet (1955)
1/29/1955 - ? The Pajama Game (1955)
5/7/1953 - 6/25/1955 Can-Can (1953)
1/15/1953 - 4/18/1953 The Love of Four Colonels (1953)
10/17/1952 - 12/28/1952 The Millionairess (1952)
11/12/1951 - 7/19/1952 Paint Your Wagon (1951)
10/1/1951 - 10/27/1951 Jose Greco Ballet (1951)
11/14/1950 - ? South Pacific (1950)
7/31/1950 - 7/28/1951 Kiss Me, Kate (1948)
11/2/1949 - 6/3/1950 I Know My Love (1949)
10/10/1949 - 10/29/1949 Lend an Ear (1948)
12/8/1948 - 10/8/1949 Anne Of The Thousand Days (1948)
10/19/1948 - 12/6/1948 My Romance (1948)
12/22/1947 - 10/18/1948 High Button Shoes (1947)
11/5/1947 - 12/9/1947 The First Mrs. Fraser (1947)
10/3/1947 - 10/25/1947 Under the Counter (1947)
1/21/1947 - 9/27/1947 Sweethearts (1947)
1/6/1947 - 1/18/1947 The Red Mill (1945)
11/4/1946 - 1/4/1947 Park Avenue (1946)
9/5/1946 - 10/5/1946 Yours is My Heart (1946)
4/30/1946 - 6/29/1946 Are You With It? (1945)
10/5/1944 - 4/27/1946 Bloomer Girl (1944)
8/2/1944 - 9/30/1944 Catherine Was Great (1944)
4/24/1944 - 4/25/1944 War President (1944)
10/19/1943 - 7/1/1944 Othello (1943)
9/8/1943 - 10/16/1943 Laugh Time (1943)
6/29/1943 - 8/14/1943 The Vagabond King (1943)
7/9/1942 - 7/12/1942 Yours, A. Lincoln (1942)
6/3/1942 - 6/12/1943 By Jupiter (1942)
4/27/1942 - 5/31/1942 Candida (1942)
3/1/1942 - ? Argentinita (1942)
1/14/1942 - 2/28/1942 The Rivals (1942)
10/22/1941 - 1/10/1942 Candle in the Wind (1941)
9/1/1941 - 10/21/1941 Pal Joey (1940)
3/12/1941 - 3/29/1941 They Walk Alone (1941)
3/11/1941 - 6/21/1941 The Doctor's Dilemma (1941)
2/5/1941 - 2/22/1941 Liberty Jones (1941)
9/11/1940 - 2/1/1941 Hold on to Your Hats (1940)
8/5/1940 - 8/24/1940 Higher and Higher (1940)
4/4/1940 - 6/15/1940 Higher and Higher (1940)
3/28/1939 - 3/30/1940 The Philadelphia Story (1939)
5/11/1938 - 2/25/1939 I Married an Angel (1938)
3/28/1938 - ? The Seagull (1938)
11/1/1937 - ? Amphitryon 38 (1937)
4/14/1937 - 10/23/1937 Babes in Arms (1937)
3/24/1936 - ? Idiot's Delight (1936)
2/24/1936 - ? Love on the Dole (1936)
2/8/1936 - ? The Masque of Kings (1936)
12/27/1935 - ? Tapestry in Gray (1935)
12/4/1935 - ? Camille (1935)
12/2/1935 - ? Rosmersholm (1935)
10/11/1935 - ? Sweet Mystery of Life (1935)
4/16/1935 - ? A Journey By Night (1935)
1/21/1935 - ? Escape Me Never (1935)
2/24/1934 - 6/30/1934 Dodsworth (1934)
1/30/1934 - ? All the King's Horses (1934)
11/24/1933 - ? The Drums Begin (1933)
10/30/1933 - 11/29/1933 Champagne, Sec (1933)
10/11/1933 - ? Her Man of Wax (1933)
7/5/1933 - 7/29/1933 Shady Lady (1933)
1/16/1933 - 7/1/1933 Gay Divorce (1932)
10/5/1932 - ? Americana (1932)
8/30/1932 - 9/24/1932 Smiling Faces (1932)
6/6/1932 - 7/2/1932 Hey Nonny Nonny! (1932)
10/13/1931 - 2/13/1932 Everybody's Welcome (1931)
4/8/1931 - ? Peter Ibbetson (1931)
12/30/1930 - ? Meet My Sister (1930)
11/15/1930 - 12/13/1930 Hello, Paris (1930)
10/30/1930 - ? The Last Enemy (1930)
9/16/1930 - ? Symphony in Two Flats (1930)
4/14/1930 - 7/19/1930 Three Little Girls (1930)
3/24/1930 - ? Hamlet (1930)
3/24/1930 - ? Macbeth (1930)
3/24/1930 - ? Twelfth Night (1930)
3/24/1930 - ? The Merchant of Venice (1930)
3/24/1930 - ? The Taming of the Shrew (1930)
3/24/1930 - ? King Richard III (1930)
3/24/1930 - ? King Lear (1930)
3/24/1930 - ? As You Like It (1930)
3/24/1930 - ? Julius Caesar (1930)
2/17/1930 - 3/22/1930 Bitter Sweet (1929)
9/17/1929 - ? The Street Singer (1929)
5/21/1929 - ? A Night in Venice (1929)
12/25/1928 - ? The Red Robe (1928)
10/8/1928 - 12/1/1928 Ups-a Daisy (1928)
9/10/1928 - ? White Lilacs (1928)
4/16/1928 - 6/2/1928 The Five O'Clock Girl (1927)
3/7/1928 - ? The Furies (1928)
11/28/1927 - 11/28/1927 Harry Delmar's Revels (1927)
11/9/1927 - ? And So To Bed (1927)
10/6/1927 - ? My Princess (1927)
10/6/1927 - 10/22/1927 My Princess (1927)
? - ? Strike Up the Band (1927) [Pre-Broadway]
7/5/1927 - 9/24/1927 Padlocks of 1927 (1927)
1/25/1927 - 5/14/1927 Yours Truly (1927)
9/18/1926 - 6/25/1927 Countess Maritza (1926)
8/2/1926 - 8/21/1926 The Merry World (1926)
2/1/1926 - 3/13/1926 Princess Flavia (1925)
8/18/1925 - 1/30/1926 Gay Paree [1925] (1925)
4/13/1925 - ? Princess Ida (1925)
3/23/1925 - ? Beggar on Horseback (1925)
3/2/1925 - ? Sky High (1925)
1/10/1925 - ? Othello (1925)
11/25/1924 - 1/3/1925 The Magnolia Lady (1924)
9/16/1924 - 1/3/1925 The Greenwich Village Follies [1924] (1924)
8/11/1924 - 9/14/1924 Marjorie (1924)
3/27/1924 - 7/12/1924 Vogues of 1924 (1924)
8/20/1923 - 3/23/1924 Artists and Models [1923] (1923)
5/23/1923 - 6/9/1923 Blossom Time (1923)
10/10/1922 - ? Hitchy-Koo of 1922 (1922) [Pre-Broadway]
9/12/1922 - 3/10/1923 The Greenwich Village Follies [1922] (1922)
5/29/1922 - 6/17/1922 Red Pepper (1922)
3/13/1922 - 5/27/1922 The Hotel Mouse (1922)
2/1/1922 - 3/11/1922 Pins and Needles! (1922)
8/31/1921 - 1/21/1922 The Greenwich Village Follies [1921] (1921)
7/15/1921 - ? The All-Star Idlers of 1921 (1921)
5/9/1921 - 5/21/1921 Phoebe of Quality Street (1921)
4/12/1921 - ? The Trial of Joan of Arc (1921)
3/21/1921 - 4/10/1921 Blue Eyes (1921)
3/7/1921 - 3/19/1921 Her Family Tree (1920)
9/20/1920 - 3/5/1921 The Greenwich Village Follies of 1920 (1920)
8/27/1920 - ? Paddy the Next Best Thing (1920)
3/15/1920 - ? The Blue Flame (1920)
11/11/1919 - 3/17/1920 The Magic Melody (1919)
10/6/1919 - 10/19/1919 Hamlet (1919)
10/6/1919 - 10/19/1919 The Taming of the Shrew (1919)
10/6/1919 - 10/19/1919 Twelfth Night (1919)
7/28/1919 - ? Oh, What A Girl! (1919)
6/10/1919 - ? A Lonely Romeo (1919)
2/6/1919 - 6/6/1919 Good Morning, Judge (1919)
11/18/1918 - ? The Betrothal (1918)
10/4/1918 - ? Sometime (1918)
6/3/1918 - 8/31/1918 Getting Together (1918)
2/18/1918 - ? The Copperhead (1918)
8/16/1917 - 2/17/1918 Maytime (1917)
5/14/1917 - 5/26/1917 Her Soldier Boy (1916)
3/19/1917 - 5/12/1917 Eileen (1917)
1/15/1917 - ? Love o' Mike (1917)
10/23/1916 - 1/13/1917 So Long Letty (1916)
10/23/1916 - ? Les So Long (1916)
10/9/1916 - 10/21/1916 The Girl from Brazil (1916)
9/5/1916 - ? Mr. Lazarus (1916)
8/21/1916 - ? The Happy Ending (1916)
5/29/1916 - ? Step This Way (1916)
4/29/1916 - ? If I Were King (1916)
3/22/1916 - ? The Great Pursuit (1916)
10/19/1915 - 3/18/1916 Alone at Last (1915)
8/30/1915 - ? The Road to Happiness (1915)
4/3/1915 - ? Trilby (1915)
12/24/1914 - 3/27/1915 To-Night's the Night (1914)
11/30/1914 - 12/19/1914 Suzi (1914)
9/28/1914 - ? The Hawk (1914)
9/9/1914 - ? Miss Daisy (1914)
8/10/1914 - ? The Third Party (1914)
5/23/1914 - 5/30/1914 Madam Moselle (1914)
3/30/1914 - 5/9/1914 The Belle of Bond Street (1914)
1/6/1914 - ? A Thousand Years Ago (1914)
9/29/1913 - 12/29/1913 Mice and Men (1913)
9/29/1913 - 12/29/1913 The Light That Failed (1913)
9/29/1913 - 12/29/1913 Caesar and Cleopatra (1913)
9/29/1913 - 12/29/1913 The Passing of the Third Floor Back (1913)
9/29/1913 - 12/29/1913 The Sacrament of Judas (1913)
9/29/1913 - 12/29/1913 Hamlet (1913)
9/29/1913 - 12/29/1913 The Merchant of Venice (1913)
9/29/1913 - 12/29/1913 Othello (1913)