Shubert Theatre (Boston)

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Shubert Theatre
Boston MA Shubert Theatre.jpg
The Shubert in 2009
Location Boston, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°21′01″N 71°03′55″W / 42.3504°N 71.0654°W / 42.3504; -71.0654Coordinates: 42°21′01″N 71°03′55″W / 42.3504°N 71.0654°W / 42.3504; -71.0654
Built 1908
Architect Hill, James, & Whitaker; Et al.
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
MPS Boston Theatre MRA
NRHP Reference # 80000444[1]
Added to NRHP December 9, 1980

The Shubert Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts, is located at 263-265 Tremont Street in the Boston Theater District.[2] 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,[3] 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.[4]

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.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ Boston Register and Business Directory, 1921
  3. ^ Susan Wilson. Boston sites & insights: an essential guide to historic landmarks in and around Boston. Boston: Beacon Press, 2004
  4. ^ "Beautiful New Theatre to be Named the Shubert". The Boston Daily Globe. December 12, 1909. 

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