Shubert Theatre
Shubert Theatre
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The Shubert Theatre had its genesis in the New Theatre, an "art" playhouse located on Central Park West that was devoted to serious repertory drama. Although the project was a critical and commercial flop, the New Theatre Group, which included Lee Shubert, leased a plot of land between 44th and 45th street to construct a new venue. The plan was abandoned, but Lee Shubert and Winthrop Ames, a former New Theatre partner, acquired a lease for the site, and built two adjoining playhouses there. Lee and J.J. operated the larger of the two auditoriums, which they named the Sam S. Shubert Memorial Theatre to commemorate their brother, who had died in May 1905. Ames managed the smaller Booth Theatre. Lee chose to build an office/apartment above the theatre, which is now the location of the Shubert Organization's executive offices.
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Kit B
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Solo
Seriously why even bother selling a ticket. I know it was cheap but paying $30 to not see a performance was a waste. There is a world of difference between an ‘occasional partial view’ as it was described, and a complete non event The picture was actually taken with the seat in front me being vacant Imagine if it had been taken ? A joke. I had to stand for most of the performance to see half of the cast which was a shame since the play and dialogue were outstanding
Written October 25, 2021
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ConnieSue59
Mentor, OH13 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
An amazing performance at a theater rich in history! So much in walking distance to enjoy.

I would recommend an end seat if you are a large or tall person. Otherwise, you will share your personal space with your neighbor.
Written January 3, 2020
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Hello, Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Shubert Theatre. We thank you for your patronage. Best, Theatre Operations
Written January 17, 2020
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Kelli
Keller, TX828 contributions
Jul 2022 • Solo
One of the smaller theatres - more suited for plays than big musicals. The mezzanine restrooms only have 2 stalls so be prepared for the line. The seats weren’t too bad - roomier than many other Broadway theatres. The show itself is HILARIOUS but not for those offended by strong language. I loved it!
Written July 27, 2022
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Dave B
Beaverton, OR223 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Theater is a small ways off Broadway. There's a large sign above the door that allows you to see it from a distance. It can be a little cramped, trying to que up and enter. The lobby and hallways are small. The design of the interior is older, so there's nice molding and chandeliers etc... we sat in upper balcony middle right 2 row from ledge. Had a good view, but if the actors move towards the front you will have to lean forward a tad. It can be a tad cramped up top, but there's not a bad view.
Written June 4, 2022
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Teacher91 ❤
Temple, TX41,847 contributions
Nov 2022
I was recently in NYC in with two girl friends. We found ourselves at loose ends. What to do on a Saturday afternoon?

A fellow TA'er recommended the preview of SOME LIKE IT HOT!

I was able to snag three tickets in the balcony. We went in with no expectations.

We were blown away! The show was high energy, funny, and offered an unexpected twist at the end, that kept us enthralled for the entire performance.

It was a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon in NYC!
Written November 14, 2022
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markKTM
New York City, NY139 contributions
Feb 2023 • Friends
Classic old theater I first went here to see Chorus Line back in ’77 and have been back several times. That said, the seats are cramped with no leg space. Glad I got a box seat the time for the space but it’s a (very) partial view for which you still pay top dollar.
Written February 19, 2023
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Stanley S
Winter Garden, FL545 contributions
Dec 2022
and it is beginning to show. I know it has the classic look but it, as well as several other theaters, need to modernize. The sound system was poor and it definitely affected the performance, IMO, as the sound was uneven and at times muffled. With all the new advances in theater entertainment they need to at least modernize the performance media. The seats and facility itself can stay the same but upgrade the manner in which a performance is manifested. There is no reason they can't share the old and new to create a great environment. While I love the theater, I think theaters, in general, need to get with the times (while retaining their old charm)
Written December 12, 2022
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LoveToTraval
Columbus, OH392 contributions
Oct 2021
We had the pleasure of seeing jeff Daniels in “To Kill A Mocking Bird” at this beautiful venue. It is reminiscent of the gilded ages of theater. The decor is magnificent. Seats are very comfortable, Sound was very good. The staff is good. Seating is efficient. The vaccine check only adds about 5 minutes to the entry process.
Written November 10, 2021
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1NicePerson
USA348 contributions
Dec 2021
Great show, but needed a 30-45 minute intermission! I realize this theater was built in 1913, and maybe shows weren't as long back then. But the awkwardly located restrooms are simply inadequate to serve everyone during a 15 minute intermission. Ditto for the bars. In fact, I would have purchased a drink at the bar if I hadn't spent the entire intermission time waiting to use the men's room. Even if it means removing some seats, they need to install better facilities in this theater or I won't be back.
Written December 21, 2021
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Georgia J
14 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
I was in NYC for a couple days and decided to go see a show on Broadway. Ended up seeing “Some Like It Hot.” Great show! The theater is a little older feeling than other theaters, but I sordof liked that. The only downside was the leg room when your sitting down in the seats. Can be a little cramped for tall people. Other than that…….. I had a great experience and would not mind coming back to this theater to see another show!!! 🗽🎭🎟️🎶
Written September 17, 2023
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