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Shubert Performing Arts Center

247 College Street, New Haven, CT, USA
Seats (approximate)
1649

ABOUT THIS THEATRE

Description
Two years after opening their first theater in New York, Lee and J. J. Shubert built the Shubert Theater in New Haven, Connecticut. New Haven's Sam S. Shubert Theater opened on December 11, 1914 with "The Belle of Bond Street." Since then, the theater has played host to over 600 pre-Broadway tryouts, including over 300 world premieres and 50 American premieres. The totals are double that of any theater in New York or any of the other try out cities like Boston, Philadelphia, or Washington. The Shubert, New Haven earned the title Birthplace of the Nation's Greatest Hits for the number of productions that first came to life on its stage. One of the first shows to premiere on the Shubert stage was Robinson Crusoe, Jr. in 1916. It starred Al Jolson, who became the greatest musical comedy performer of the day. He was followed through the twenties and thirties by stars including Ethel, John and Lionel Barrymore, Will Rogers, W.C. Fields, Sara Bernhardt and The Marx Brothers. The Shubert, New Haven was the scene of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's greatest triumphs. In 1943, New Haven audiences went wild over their first collaboration, a musical entitled "Away We Go!" (renamed "Oklahoma!"). In all, seven Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals premiered at the Shubert, New Haven including "South Pacific" (1949), "The King and I" (1951), and their final show, "The Sound of Music" (1959). The forties through sixties were the most exciting days in the Shubert's annals with the premieres of "Annie Get Your Gun" (1946) with Ethel Merman, "A Streetcar Named Desire" with Marlon Brando, "My Fair Lady" (1956) with Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison, "A Raisin in the Sun" (1959) with Sidney Poitier, and the pre-Broadway productions of "Gigi" with Audrey Hepburn and "Barefoot in the Park" (1963) with Robert Redford to name just a few. The Shubert, New Haven is the theater in which many of the world's best and most popular actors received their first professional acclaim: in the early days, Humphrey Bogart, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Jimmy Stewart, Clark Gable, Mary Martin, and more recently Paul Newman, Warren Beatty, Jane Fonda, James Earl Jones, Liza Minnelli and John Travolta. Former First Lady, Nancy Reagan, also got her first important break here.
Cats
Mar 05, 2020 - Mar 08, 2020
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by T.S. Eliot
Musical Revival
The Illusionists
Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 22, 2019
Music by Evan Jolly
Special Original Magic
The Play That Goes Wrong
Nov 09, 2019 - Nov 10, 2019
Play Original Comedy
Jersey Boys
Oct 11, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Musical Original
A Bronx Tale The Musical
Jun 26, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019
Music by Alan Menken; Book by Chazz Palminteri; Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Musical Original Drama
Les Misérables
Oct 04, 2018 - Oct 07, 2018
Musical Revival Drama
Chicago
Jun 01, 2018 - Jun 03, 2018
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
Bright Star
Apr 26, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018
Music by Edie Brickell, Steve Martin; Book by Steve Martin; Lyrics by Edie Brickell
Musical Original
Musical Original Comedy
Motown The Musical
Jun 13, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017
Musical Original Drama
Dirty Dancing
Apr 07, 2017 - Apr 09, 2017
Musical Original
Kinky Boots
Jun 08, 2016 - Jun 12, 2016
Music by Cyndi Lauper; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
Musical Original
Jersey Boys
May 03, 2016 - May 08, 2016
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Musical Original
Musical Original Comedy
Million Dollar Quartet
Jun 11, 2015 - Jun 14, 2015
Musical Original
Matilda The Musical
May 16, 2015 - May 23, 2015
Music by Tim Minchin; Book by Dennis Kelly; Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Musical Original
Irving Berlins White Christmas - 2014
Dec 30, 2014 - Jan 04, 2015
Music by Irving Berlin; Book by David Ives, Paul Blake; Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Musical Revival Comedy
We Will Rock You
Apr 25, 2014 - Apr 27, 2014
Music by Queen; Story and Script by Ben Elton; Lyrics by Queen
Musical Original
Once
Feb 26, 2014 - Mar 02, 2014
Musical Original Romance
Les Misérables - 25th Anniversary
Apr 17, 2013 - Apr 21, 2013
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Original French text by Alain Boublil, Jean-Marc Natel; Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Musical Revival Drama
Jersey Boys
Sep 25, 2012 - Oct 07, 2012
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Musical Original
Fela!
Oct 18, 2011 - Oct 23, 2011
Additional music by Aaron Johnson, Jordan McLean; Music by Fela Anikulapo-Kuti; Book by Bill T. Jones, Jim Lewis; Additional lyrics by Jim Lewis; Lyrics by Fela Anikulapo-Kuti
Musical Original
Musical Original Comedy
Hair
Oct 22, 2010 - Oct 24, 2010
Musical Revival Fantasy
Chicago
Jan 30, 2010 - Jan 31, 2010
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
The 39 Steps
Nov 05, 2009 - Nov 07, 2009
Play Original Comedy
Musical Original Comedy
Camelot
Apr 08, 2008 - Apr 13, 2008
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Revival
Doubt
Apr 03, 2007 - Apr 08, 2007
Play Original Drama
Twelve Angry Men
Sep 19, 2006 - Sep 24, 2006
Written by Reginald Rose
Play Original Drama
Chicago
Jun 06, 2006 - Jun 11, 2006
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
Little Women
Nov 23, 2005 - Nov 27, 2005
Music by Jason Howland; Book by Allan Knee; Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein
Musical Original
Big River
Feb 28, 2005 - Mar 06, 2005
Music by Roger Miller; Book by William Hauptman; Lyrics by Roger Miller
Musical Revival Sign Language
Musical Original Drama
The Graduate
Mar 23, 2004 - Mar 28, 2004
Written by Terry Johnson
Play Original Comedy
42nd Street
Mar 16, 2004 - Mar 21, 2004
Music by Harry Warren; Book by Mark Bramble, Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Al Dubin
Musical Revival Comedy
The Exonerated
Jan 20, 2004 - Jan 25, 2004
Play Original Drama
The Tale Of The Allergist's Wife
Apr 01, 2003 - Apr 06, 2003
Written by Charles Busch
Play Original Comedy
Some Like It Hot
Mar 10, 2003 - Mar 16, 2003
Music by Jule Styne; Book by Peter Stone; Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Musical Original Comedy
South Pacific
May 07, 2002 - May 19, 2002
Musical Revival Drama
Proof
Jan 22, 2002 - Jan 27, 2002
Written by David Auburn
Play Original Drama
Guys and Dolls
Oct 30, 2001 - Nov 04, 2001
Music by Frank Loesser; Book by Abe Burrows, Jo Swerling; Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Musical Revival Comedy
Kiss Me, Kate
Jun 19, 2001 - Jul 01, 2001
Music by Cole Porter; Book by Bella Spewack, Sam Spewack; Lyrics by Cole Porter
Musical Revival Comedy
Swing!
May 08, 2001 - May 20, 2001
Musical Original Dance Revue
Copacabana
Dec 05, 2000 - Dec 17, 2000
Musical Original Comedy
Annie Get Your Gun
Aug 08, 2000 - Aug 20, 2000
Music by Irving Berlin; Book by Dorothy Fields, Herbert Fields; Revised book by Peter Stone; Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Musical Revival Comedy
Art
Mar 28, 2000 - Apr 09, 2000
Music Composed by Gary Yershon; Written by Yasmina Reza
Play Original
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Feb 20, 2000 - Mar 05, 2000
Music by Frank Wildhorn; Book by Nan Knighton; Lyrics by Nan Knighton
Musical Original Comedy
Footloose
Nov 30, 1999 - Dec 12, 1999
Music by Tom Snow; Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Musical Original
Musical Original
Barrymore
Nov 17, 1998 - Nov 22, 1998
Written by William Luce
Play Original
Peter Pan
Apr 21, 1998 - May 03, 1998
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Musical Revival Comedy
Chicago
Feb 17, 1998 - Mar 01, 1998
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk
Dec 02, 1997 - Dec 14, 1997
Musical Original Dance All Black Cast
Master Class
Oct 14, 1997 - Oct 19, 1997
Written by Terrence McNally
Play Original
A Chorus Line
Feb 04, 1997 - Feb 16, 1997
Musical Revival Drama
West Side Story
Dec 10, 1996 - Dec 22, 1996
Music by Leonard Bernstein; Book by Arthur Laurents; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Musical Revival Drama
Man of La Mancha
Sep 24, 1996 - Oct 06, 1996
Music by Mitch Leigh; Book by Dale Wasserman; Lyrics by Joe Darion
Musical Revival Drama
Damn Yankees
May 28, 1996 - Jun 09, 1996
Musical Revival Comedy
Carousel
Apr 09, 1996 - Apr 21, 1996
Musical Revival Drama
Cats - Fourth National
Dec 12, 1995 - Dec 24, 1995
Musical Original
Dial M For Murder
Nov 07, 1995 - Nov 19, 1995
Written by Frederick Knott
Play Revival DramaMysteryThriller
Jekyll & Hyde
Oct 10, 1995 - Oct 22, 1995
Music by Frank Wildhorn; Book by Leslie Bricusse; Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Musical Original Drama
Jelly's Last Jam
May 02, 1995 - May 14, 1995
Music by Jelly Roll Morton; Book by George C. Wolfe; Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead
Musical Original
Angels in America
Mar 17, 1995 - Mar 26, 1995
Written by Tony Kushner
Play Original
Laughter on the 23rd Floor
Feb 14, 1995 - Feb 26, 1995
Written by Neil Simon
Play Original Comedy
Fiddler on the Roof
Dec 06, 1994 - Dec 18, 1994
Music by Jerry Bock; Book by Joseph Stein; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Musical Revival ComedyDrama
Blood Brothers
Nov 08, 1994 - Nov 20, 1994
Music by Willy Russell; Book by Willy Russell; Lyrics by Willy Russell
Musical Original
Grease
Sep 27, 1994 - Oct 09, 1994
Musical Revival Comedy
Crazy For You
Apr 26, 1994 - May 08, 1994
Musical Original Comedy
The Sisters Rosensweig
Feb 09, 1994 - Feb 20, 1994
Written by Wendy Wasserstein
Play Original
The Sound of Music
Dec 07, 1993 - Dec 19, 1993
Musical Revival Drama
The Secret Garden
Nov 09, 1993 - Nov 21, 1993
Music by Lucy Simon; Book by Marsha Norman; Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Musical Original
Camelot
Oct 05, 1993 - Oct 17, 1993
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Revival
The Will Rogers Follies
Apr 20, 1993 - May 02, 1993
Music by Cy Coleman; Book by Peter Stone; Lyrics by Adolph Green, Betty Comden
Musical Original
Evita - 1992
Mar 02, 1993 - Mar 14, 1993
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Drama
The Wiz
Feb 16, 1993 - Feb 21, 1993
Music by Charlie Smalls; Book by William F. Brown; Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
Musical Revival Comedy
Lost in Yonkers
Feb 02, 1993 - Feb 07, 1993
Written by Neil Simon
Play Original Comedy
Lost in Yonkers
Jan 26, 1993 - Jan 31, 1993
Written by Neil Simon
Play Original Comedy
Guys and Dolls
Dec 15, 1992 - Jan 03, 1993
Music by Frank Loesser; Book by Abe Burrows, Jo Swerling; Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Musical Revival Comedy
City of Angels
Oct 13, 1992 - Oct 25, 1992
Music by Cy Coleman; Book by Larry Gelbart; Lyrics by David Zippel
Musical Original Comedy
Brigadoon
Aug 11, 1992 - Aug 16, 1992
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Revival Comedy
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
Apr 21, 1992 - Apr 26, 1992
Music by Buddy Holly; Book by Alan Janes; Lyrics by Buddy Holly
Musical Original
Lettice and Lovage
Apr 09, 1992 - Apr 11, 1992
Written by Peter Shaffer
Play Original Comedy
Bye Bye Birdie
Mar 10, 1992 - Mar 22, 1992
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Lee Adams
Musical Revival Comedy
Musical Original Drama
Cats - Fourth National
Jul 09, 1991 - Jul 14, 1991
Musical Original
Grand Hotel
May 07, 1991 - May 19, 1991
Musical Original Drama
M. Butterfly
Apr 02, 1991 - Apr 14, 1991
Written by David Henry Hwang
Play Original Drama
The Heidi Chronicles
Feb 26, 1991 - Mar 03, 1991
Written by Wendy Wasserstein
Play Original
A Chorus Line
Feb 05, 1991 - Feb 10, 1991
Musical Revival Drama
Peter Pan
Nov 27, 1990 - Dec 09, 1990
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Musical Revival Comedy
Lend Me a Tenor
Sep 11, 1990 - Sep 23, 1990
Written by Ken Ludwig
Play Original Comedy Farce
Musical Original Drama
Into the Woods
May 23, 1989 - Jun 04, 1989
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Book by James Lapine; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Musical Original Comedy Drama
Cabaret
Apr 11, 1989 - Apr 23, 1989
Music by John Kander; Book by Joe Masteroff; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Drama
South Pacific
Jan 10, 1989 - Jan 22, 1989
Musical Revival Drama
Me and My Girl
Dec 06, 1988 - Dec 18, 1988
Musical Original Comedy
Anything Goes
Oct 18, 1988 - Oct 30, 1988
Musical Revival Comedy
Big River
Feb 23, 1988 - Feb 28, 1988
Music by Roger Miller; Book by William Hauptman; Lyrics by Roger Miller
Musical Original Comedy
Cats - Third National
Jan 05, 1988 - Jan 17, 1988
Musical Original
La Cage aux Folles
Dec 01, 1987 - Dec 06, 1987
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Musical Original Comedy
Broadway Bound
Oct 20, 1987 - Oct 25, 1987
Written by Neil Simon
Play Original Comedy
Singin' in the Rain
Apr 21, 1987 - Apr 26, 1987
Musical Original Comedy
Cats - Fourth National
Mar 31, 1987 - Apr 12, 1987
Musical Original
Musical Revival ComedyFarce
Arsenic and Old Lace
Jan 13, 1987 - Jan 13, 1987
Play Revival Comedy
Biloxi Blues
Sep 09, 1986 - Sep 14, 1986
Written by Neil Simon
Play Original Comedy
Dreamgirls
Apr 08, 1986 - Apr 13, 1986
Music by Henry Krieger; Book by Tom Eyen; Lyrics by Tom Eyen
Musical Revival
The Tap Dance Kid
Feb 11, 1986 - Feb 16, 1986
Music by Henry Krieger; Book by Charles Blackwell; Lyrics by Robert Lorick
Musical Original
42nd Street
Dec 10, 1985 - Dec 15, 1985
Music by Harry Warren; Book by Mark Bramble, Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Al Dubin
Musical Original Comedy
Camelot
Oct 08, 1985 - Oct 13, 1985
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Revival
Sugar Babies
Jan 29, 1985 - Feb 03, 1985
Music by Jimmy McHugh; Book based on traditional material written by Ralph G. Allen; Lyrics by Al Dubin, Dorothy Fields
Musical Original Revue Comedy Burlesque
Brighton Beach Memoirs
Sep 18, 1984 - Sep 23, 1984
Written by Neil Simon
Play Original Comedy
Jerry's Girls
May 01, 1984 - May 06, 1984
Music by Jerry Herman; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Musical Original Revue
The Magic Show
Feb 04, 1975 - Feb 16, 1975
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Bob Randall; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Musical Original
Grease
Jan 23, 1973 - Jan 28, 1973
Musical Original Comedy
Butterflies are Free
Apr 28, 1971 - May 01, 1971
Written by Leonard Gershe
Play Original Comedy