Shubert Theatre
Shubert Theatre
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About
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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Neighbourhood: Theater District
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  • Times Square – 42nd St • 3 min walk
  • 42nd St – Port Authority Bus Terminal • 4 min walk
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Georgia J
41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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 17 September 2023
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Joel K
Vancouver, Canada3,730 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Beautiful classic Broadway Theater on 44th. Lighting and fixtures as well as the stage area. Classic in so many ways. Loved it.
Written 2 September 2023
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Martin F
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Trying to be positive, this is a review of the theater, not the show. The theater is old, small and cramped. The performance was great and made you overlook the theater. Myself 6 foot and gf 5’8 both cramped and uncomfortable.
Written 23 July 2023
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Lonnie G
44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Caught a show here and it was awesome. Enjoyed experiencing the theater itself as much as the show. Well maintained and preserved while offering modern expectations.
Written 23 July 2023
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colby101105
California287 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Absolutely beautiful theater. Built in the Time Square - Broadway district.

Great views of the stage and staff was so accommodating.

Saw “ some like it hot “ and Cast was amazing. Fun show, tap dancing great and very tight.
Written 8 July 2023
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Ivka70
Bratislava, Slovakia167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Beautiful interior of the theatre. Perfect acoustics. And performance "Someone likes it hot" was amazing. It is not very hot inside, so a sweater is fine.
Written 12 March 2023
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markKTM
New York City, NY145 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 19 February 2023
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Stanley S
Winter Garden, FL531 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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 12 December 2022
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Teacher91 ❤
Temple, TX47,329 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 14 November 2022
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SkiJem
Uxbridge, MA58 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Nice theater. Expected no leg room based on reviews. We got 1/2 price tickets at TKTS. Seats were fabulous! Giving 3 stars based on drink purchase. More expensive than one ticket!! Seriously, $88 for less than a bottle of wine. Shame on you!! We saw POTUS. Terrible! Not the theater’s fault. Would go again but no drinks!!!
Written 30 July 2022
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