The Shubert Organization

The Shubert Organization is a theatrical producing organization and a major owner of legitimate theatres based in Manhattan, New York City. It was founded by the Shubert brothers, Sam S. Shubert, Lee Shubert, and Jacob J. Shubert of Syracuse, New York – colloquially and collectively known as "The Shuberts" – in the late 19th century in upstate New York, entering into New York City productions in 1900. The organization produced a large number of shows and began acquiring theaters. Sam Shubert died in 1905; by 1916 the two remaining brothers had become powerful theater moguls with a nationwide presence.

By 1929 the Shubert Theatre chain included Broadway's most important venues, the Winter Garden, the Sam S. Shubert, and the Imperial Theaters, and owned, managed, operated, or booked nearly a thousand theaters nationwide. The company continued to produce stage productions in New York until the 1940s, returning to producing Broadway productions in the 1970s after a hiatus.

The company was reorganized in 1973, and as of 2008 owned or operated seventeen Broadway theaters in New York City, an off-Broadway theater – the Little Shubert – the Forrest Theatre in Philadelphia and the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. It leases Boston's Shubert Theatre to the Citi Performing Arts Center. Shubert Ticketing, which includes Telecharge, handles tickets for 70 theaters.

The Shubert Organization's theaters on Broadway are:

  • Ambassador Theatre
  • Ethel Barrymore Theatre
  • Belasco Theatre
  • Booth Theatre
  • Broadhurst Theatre
  • Broadway Theatre
  • Cort Theatre
  • John Golden Theatre
  • Imperial Theatre
  • Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
  • Longacre Theatre
  • Lyceum Theatre
  • Majestic Theatre
  • Music Box Theatre
  • Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
  • Shubert Theatre
  • Winter Garden Theatre

There are former Shubert-owned theaters across the United States that are still referred to by the Shubert name. One of the most famous is the New Haven Shubert, the second theater ever built by the Shubert Organization. Until the 1970s it was one of the theaters where major Broadway producers would premiere their shows before opening in New York. It was immortalized in many mid-20th century films, such as All About Eve.

Another important regional theater was the Shubert in Chicago, Illinois located within the Majestic Building on 22 West Monroe St. Originally known as the Majestic Theatre, it was purchased by the Shubert Organization in 1945 and reopened as the "Sam Shubert Theatre." It was sold to the Nederlander Organization in 1991 and in 2008 renamed the Bank of America Theatre after being known as the LaSalle Bank Theatre since 2005.

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