Shubert Theatre (Boston)
The Shubert in 2009
|Architect||Hill, James, & Whitaker; Et al.|
|Architectural style||No Style Listed|
|MPS||Boston Theatre MRA|
|NRHP Reference #||80000444|
|Added to NRHP||December 9, 1980|
The Shubert Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts, is located at 263-265 Tremont Street in the Theatre District. It opened on January 24, 1910 with a production of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew starring E.H. Sothern and Julia Marlowe. Architect Thomas M. James (Hill, James, & Whitaker) designed the building, which seats approximately 1,600 people. Originally conceived as The Lyric Theatre by developer Charles H. Bond, it was taken over by the Shubert Organization in 1908 after Bond's death.
The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. In February 1996, the Wang Center signed a 40-year lease agreement with the Shubert Organization. In November 1996, the theatre reopened after being renovated with the first national tour of the musical Rent. As of 2006, it comprises part of the Citi Performing Arts Center.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15.
- Boston Register and Business Directory, 1921
- Susan Wilson. Boston sites & insights: an essential guide to historic landmarks in and around Boston. Boston: Beacon Press, 2004
- "Beautiful New Theatre to be Named the Shubert". The Boston Daily Globe. December 12, 1909.
- Media related to Shubert Theatre, Boston at Wikimedia Commons
- Boston Public Library, Special Collections. William B. Jackson Theater Collection. Includes materials related to the Shubert Theatre, 1910-1989
- Library of Congress. Drawing of New Shubert Theatre, Tremont St. opposite Hollis St., Boston, Massachusetts, 1929.
- New York Public Library:
- Flyer promoting the pre-Broadway booking (2 weeks beginning Monday November 7, 1938) of The Boys From Syracuse at the Shubert Theatre (Boston, Mass.)
- Flyer advertising Too Many Girls opening at the Shubert Theatre (Boston, Mass.) (1939)
- Program (May 11-23, 1942) for All's Fair, the pre-Broadway title for By Jupiter, at the Shubert Theatre (Boston, Mass.)
- Bostonian Society:
- Boston Athenæum Theater History. Shubert Theatre (1910- ), 265 Tremont Street