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Shubert Theatre at the Boch Center

265 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, USA
Seats (approximate)
1538

ABOUT THIS THEATRE

Description
Considered Boston's Theatre District's Little Princess, the 1600 seat-Shubert Theatre has a rich cultural and artistic history dating back to the beginning of the 20th century. The Theatre was originally conceived as The Lyric Theatre in the early 1900s by developer Charles H. Bond. Mr. Bond's sudden death resulted in the project's abandonment until New York City's Shubert Organization stepped in and purchased the property in the spring of 1908. Two years later, the newly christened Shubert Theatre opened on January 24, 1910 with performances by America's then most popular actors, E.H. Sothern and Julia Marlowe, in Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. Boston was abuzz with excitement over the opening of its newest Theatre, designed by noted Boston architect Thomas M. James. The new Theatre featured an ornate marble entryway, Florentine doors, ionic pillars, gold ornamental relief work in the spirit of the French Renaissance and a chandelier copied from those in the Petit Trianon at Versailles. A 1925 widening of Tremont Street resulted in the loss of the Theatre's magnificent facade and a shortening of its front lobby. Despite such cosmetic changes, The Shubert Theatre's intimate interior continued to make it perfect for pre-Broadway tryouts. Throughout the following four decades, such classics as The King and I, South Pacific, Camelot and Mame played at the Theatre prior to their Broadway debuts. Many renowned stage actors, including Al Jolson, Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir John Gielgud, John Barrymore, Richard Burton, Mary Martin and Julie Andrews have graced the stage since its grand opening. More recently, The Shubert has hosted such Broadway sensations as Cats, Dreamgirls, Les Misarables, Carousel and Rent. The renovated Shubert Theatre was unveiled on October 10, 1996. Since then, The Shubert Theatre has evolved into a home for Boston arts organizations such as Boston Lyric Opera and World Music, as well as a venue for touring companies whose productions are more suited to the smaller scale of the theatre.
The Humans
Mar 13, 2018 - Mar 25, 2018
Written by Stephen Karam
Play Original
A Night with Janis Joplin
Jan 19, 2018 - Jan 19, 2018
Book by Randy Johnson
Musical Original
The Color Purple
Nov 21, 2017 - Dec 03, 2017
Musical Revival Drama
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
May 30, 2017 - Jun 11, 2017
Music by Stephen Trask; Book by John Cameron Mitchell; Lyrics by Stephen Trask
Musical Original
Cheers Live on Stage
Sep 09, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016
Play Original Comedy
Once
Dec 08, 2015 - Dec 27, 2015
Musical Original Romance
The Addams Family
Feb 07, 2012 - Feb 19, 2012
Music by Andrew Lippa; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Musical Original
La Cage Aux Folles
Dec 06, 2011 - Dec 18, 2011
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Musical Revival Comedy
Jersey Boys
Jul 21, 2009 - Sep 26, 2009
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Musical Original
Legends!
Mar 06, 2007 - Mar 11, 2007
Written by James Kirkwood
Play Revival Comedy
The Boy Friend
Oct 10, 2005 - Oct 23, 2005
Music by Sandy Wilson; Book by Sandy Wilson; Lyrics by Sandy Wilson
Musical Revival Comedy
Stones in His Pockets
Dec 03, 2002 - Dec 15, 2002
Written by Marie Jones
Play Original Comedy
Swing!
May 29, 2001 - Jun 10, 2001
Musical Original Dance Revue
Leader of the Pack
Apr 17, 2001 - Apr 29, 2001
Music by Ellie Greenwich; Book by Anne Beatts; Lyrics by Ellie Greenwich
Musical Original Revue
Copacabana
Sep 19, 2000 - Sep 24, 2000
Musical Original Comedy
Cats - Fourth National
Sep 28, 1999 - Oct 19, 1999
Musical Original
Rent - Benny
Jun 15, 1999 - Jul 25, 1999
Music by Jonathan Larson; Book by Jonathan Larson; Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Musical Original Drama
Chicago
Apr 21, 1999 - May 30, 1999
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
May 19, 1998 - Jun 14, 1998
Musical Original Dance All Black Cast
Cats - Fourth National
Dec 16, 1997 - Jan 04, 1998
Musical Original
Rent - Angel
Nov 05, 1996 - May 25, 1997
Music by Jonathan Larson; Book by Jonathan Larson; Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Musical Original Drama
Carousel
Apr 23, 1996 - May 05, 1996
Musical Revival Drama
Cats - Fourth National
Feb 27, 1996 - Mar 13, 1996
Musical Original
Jelly's Last Jam
Nov 08, 1994 - Nov 20, 1994
Music by Jelly Roll Morton; Book by George C. Wolfe; Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead
Musical Original
Cats - Fourth National
Apr 26, 1994 - May 08, 1994
Musical Original
Crazy For You
Mar 15, 1994 - Apr 03, 1994
Musical Original Comedy
Jesus Christ Superstar
Feb 08, 1994 - Feb 13, 1994
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Drama
The Sisters Rosensweig
Jan 25, 1994 - Feb 06, 1994
Written by Wendy Wasserstein
Play Original
La Cage Aux Folles
Dec 29, 1993 - Jan 16, 1994
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Musical Revival Comedy
Six Degrees of Separation
May 04, 1993 - May 16, 1993
Written by John Guare
Play Original Drama
A Chorus Line
Feb 23, 1993 - Mar 14, 1993
Musical Revival Drama
Cats - Fourth National
Jun 16, 1992 - Jun 28, 1992
Musical Original
Lettice and Lovage
Apr 28, 1992 - May 10, 1992
Written by Peter Shaffer
Play Original Comedy
Lost in Yonkers
Dec 03, 1991 - Dec 29, 1991
Written by Neil Simon
Play Original Comedy
Cats - Fourth National
Jul 31, 1990 - Aug 19, 1990
Musical Original
Musical Original Drama
Anything Goes
Nov 02, 1988 - Nov 19, 1988
Musical Revival Comedy
Cats - Third National
Aug 02, 1988 - Sep 04, 1988
Musical Original
Musical Original Drama
Cats - First National
Sep 17, 1987 - Nov 07, 1987
Musical Original
Dreamgirls
Apr 07, 1987 - May 03, 1987
Music by Henry Krieger; Book by Tom Eyen; Lyrics by Tom Eyen
Musical Revival
Arsenic and Old Lace
Feb 17, 1987 - Mar 01, 1987
Play Revival Comedy
Biloxi Blues
Nov 25, 1986 - Dec 14, 1986
Written by Neil Simon
Play Original Comedy
Singin' in the Rain
Sep 02, 1986 - Sep 21, 1986
Musical Original Comedy
Legends!
Jul 23, 1986 - Aug 10, 1986
Written by James Kirkwood
Play Original Comedy
Zorba
Feb 12, 1985 - Mar 10, 1985
Zorba
Feb 12, 1985 - Mar 10, 1985
Zorba
Feb 12, 1985 - Mar 10, 1985
Music by John Kander; Book by Joseph Stein; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival
Torch Song Trilogy
Nov 13, 1984 - Dec 02, 1984
Written by Harvey Fierstein
Play Original
42nd Street
May 15, 1984 - Nov 04, 1984
Music by Harry Warren; Book by Mark Bramble, Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Al Dubin
Musical Original Comedy
Cats - First National
Dec 17, 1983 - May 05, 1984
Musical Original
Agnes of God
Oct 25, 1983 - Nov 06, 1983
Written by John Pielmeier
Play Original Drama
The Wiz
Sep 16, 1983 - Oct 02, 1983
Music by Charlie Smalls; Book by William F. Brown; Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
Musical Revival Comedy
Amadeus
Apr 28, 1983 - May 21, 1983
Written by Peter Shaffer
Play Original Drama
A Chorus Line
Mar 02, 1983 - Mar 26, 1983
Musical Original Drama
Evita
Oct 12, 1982 - Feb 26, 1983
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Original Drama
Dancin'
Jun 15, 1982 - Jul 10, 1982
Musical Original Revue
The Pirates of Penzance
May 06, 1982 - Jun 13, 1982
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Words by W. S. Gilbert
Musical Revival ComedyOperetta
Annie - Second National
Jan 26, 1982 - Apr 04, 1982
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Musical Original Comedy
They're Playing Our Song
Apr 02, 1981 - Jun 13, 1981
Music by Marvin Hamlisch; Book by Neil Simon; Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager
Musical Original Comedy Romantic Comedy
The Elephant Man
Nov 25, 1980 - Jan 17, 1981
Written by Bernard Pomerance
Play Original Drama
A Chorus Line
May 13, 1980 - Jun 21, 1980
Musical Original Drama
Dancin'
Nov 19, 1979 - Dec 16, 1979
Musical Original Revue
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Sep 29, 1979 - Nov 04, 1979
Music by Carol Hall; Book by Larry L. King, Peter Masterson; Lyrics by Carol Hall
Musical Original Comedy
Timbuktu!
Sep 05, 1979 - Sep 23, 1979
Musical Original
Aint Misbehavin
Aug 03, 1979 - Sep 01, 1979
Musical Original Revue
A Chorus Line
Mar 20, 1979 - Jun 02, 1979
Music by Marvin Hamlisch; Book by Nicholas Dante; Lyrics by Edward Kleban
Musical Original Drama
Annie - First National
Sep 28, 1978 - Nov 04, 1978
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Musical Original Comedy
The Wiz
Aug 01, 1978 - Sep 17, 1978
Music by Charlie Smalls; Book by William F. Brown; Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
Musical Original Comedy
Pippin
Feb 07, 1978 - Mar 12, 1978
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Roger O. Hirson; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Musical Original Comedy
A Chorus Line
Dec 20, 1977 - Feb 04, 1978
Musical Original Drama
Play Original Dance Poem
Same Time, Next Year
Sep 13, 1977 - Oct 08, 1977
Written by Bernard Slade
Play Original Comedy
Very Good Eddie
Dec 20, 1976 - Jan 08, 1977
Music by Jerome Kern; Book by Guy Bolton
Musical Revival
Grease
Oct 10, 1976 - Nov 07, 1976
Musical Original Comedy
Raisin
Dec 16, 1975 - Jan 10, 1976
Musical Original
Irene
Apr 14, 1975 - May 03, 1975
Music by Harry Tierney; Book by Hugh Wheeler, Joseph Stein; Lyrics by Joseph McCarthy
Musical Original Comedy
A Little Night Music
Feb 04, 1975 - Feb 15, 1975
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Book by Hugh Wheeler; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Musical Original Romantic Comedy
Gypsy
Sep 03, 1974 - Sep 14, 1974
Music by Jule Styne; Book by Arthur Laurents; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Musical Revival Drama
Grease
Apr 29, 1974 - May 11, 1974
Musical Original Comedy
Lorelei
Dec 25, 1973 - Jan 12, 1974
Music by Jule Styne, Jule Styne; New Book by Gail Parent, Kenny Solms; Lyrics by Leo Robin; New Lyrics by Adolph Green, Betty Comden
Musical Original Comedy
The Day After the Fair
Nov 19, 1973 - Dec 01, 1973
Written by Frank Harvey
Play Original
No, No, Nanette
Mar 19, 1973 - Mar 24, 1973
Musical Revival Comedy
No, No, Nanette
Jan 22, 1973 - Feb 10, 1973
Musical Revival Comedy
Grease
Dec 22, 1972 - Jan 06, 1973
Musical Original Comedy