Shubert Theatre (Boston)

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Shubert Theatre
Shubert Theatre at the Boch Center.jpg
Shubert Theatre at the Boch Center, Boston, 2018
Address265 Tremont Street
LocationBoston, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°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
Public transitBoylston, Tufts Medical Center
OwnerThe Shubert Organization
OperatorBoch Center
Shubert Theatre (Boston) is located in Massachusetts
Shubert Theatre (Boston)
ArchitectHill, James, & Whitaker; Et al.
MPSBoston Theatre MRA
NRHP reference No.80000444[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 9, 1980

The Shubert Theatre is a theatre in Boston, Massachusetts, 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 to operate the theatre with the Shubert Organization, which continues to own the building and property; the theatre reopened after renovation in November 1996. The Boch family became the namesake of the center in 2016, making the full name of the theatre the Shubert Theatre at the Boch Center.[5]

Pre-Broadway engagements[edit]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  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.
  5. ^ Leung, Shirley (2016-09-15). "The Boch name spreads to the Theater District". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2016-09-16.
  6. ^ Musical Comedy: "Here's Howe" for Boston. Billboard. 40. April 14, 1928. p. 8.

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