Shubert Theatre (Boston)
Shubert Theatre, Boston, 2009
|Architect||Hill, James, & Whitaker; Et al.|
|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 Boston Theater 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.
As of November 1, 2016, the theater will be named the Shubert Theatre at the Boch Center. The naming rights were purchased by the Boch family and will also include the Citi Performing Arts Center being renamed as the Wang Theatre at the Boch Center.
- 1949: South Pacific
- 1950: Arms and the Girl, Call Me Madam, Out of This World
- 1951: The King and I, Paint Your Wagon, A Month of Sundays
- 1952: Three Wishes for Jamie
- 1953: Me and Juliet, John Murray Anderson's Almanac
- 1954: By the Beautiful Sea, The Pajama Game, Fanny, Hit the Trail
- 1955: Ankles Aweigh, Damn Yankees, Reuben, Reuben, Pipe Dream
- 1956: The Amazing Adele, The Most Happy Fella, Ziegfeld Follies of 1956, Shangri-La, Bells Are Ringing, Happy Hunting
- 1957: New Girl in Town, Jamaica
- 1958: Flower Drum Song
- 1959: Juno, Destry Rides Again, Take Me Along, The Sound of Music, Fiorello!, The Pink Jungle
- 1960: Lock Up Your Daughters!, Tenderloin, Camelot
- 1961: Kean
- 1963: 110 in the Shade
- 1964: Funny Girl, Golden Boy, Ben Franklin in Paris, Bajour, Baker Street
- 1965: Kelly, Do I Hear a Waltz?, The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd, Hot September
- 1966: Mame, The Apple Tree, Cabaret, Breakfast at Tiffany's
- 1967: Darling of the Day
- 1968: Her First Roman, Zorba
- 1970: Company, Two By Two, No, No, Nanette
- 1971: Prettybelle, Lolita, My Love, On the Town
- 1972: Sugar
- 1973: Molly
- 1974: Gypsy
- 1975: Pacific Overtures
- 1976: Rex, The Baker's Wife
- 1978: The Prince of Grand Street
- 1981: Dreamgirls
- National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "Wang Center Expected To Take Over Theater". Bangor Daily News. Google News. Associated Press. 16 February 1996. Retrieved 2013-08-23.
- 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.
- Leung, Shirley (2016-09-15). "The Boch name spreads to the Theater District". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2016-09-16.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Shubert Theatre, Boston.|
- 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