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Shubert Theatre
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Shubert Theatre at the Boch Center, Boston, 2018
Address 265 Tremont Street
Location Boston, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°21′01″N 71°03′55″W / 42.3504°N 71.0654°W / 42.3504; -71.0654
Public transit Boylston, Tufts Medical Center
Owner The Shubert Organization
Operator Boch Center
Type theatre
Capacity 1,600
Built 1908
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Architect Hill, James, & Whitaker; Et al.
MPS Boston Theatre MRA
NRHP reference No. 80000444
Added to NRHP December 9, 1980

The Shubert Theatre is a theatre in Boston, Massachusetts, at 263-265 Tremont Street in the Boston Theater District. 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, 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.

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.

Pre-Broadway engagements

  • 1949: South Pacific
  • 1950: Arms and the Girl, Call Me Madam, Out of This World
  • 1951: The King and I, Paint Your Wagon, A Month of Sundays
  • 1952: Three Wishes for Jamie
  • 1953: Me and Juliet, John Murray Anderson's Almanac
  • 1954: By the Beautiful Sea, The Pajama Game, Fanny, Hit the Trail
  • 1955: Ankles Aweigh, Damn Yankees, Reuben, Reuben, Pipe Dream
  • 1956: The Amazing Adele, The Most Happy Fella, Ziegfeld Follies of 1956, Shangri-La, Bells Are Ringing, Happy Hunting
  • 1957: New Girl in Town, Jamaica
  • 1958: Flower Drum Song
  • 1959: Juno, Destry Rides Again, Take Me Along, The Sound of Music, Fiorello!, The Pink Jungle
  • 1960: Lock Up Your Daughters!, Tenderloin, Camelot
  • 1961: Kean
  • 1963: 110 in the Shade
  • 1964: Funny Girl, Golden Boy, Ben Franklin in Paris, Bajour, Baker Street
  • 1965: Kelly, Do I Hear a Waltz?, The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd, Hot September
  • 1966: Mame, The Apple Tree, Cabaret, Breakfast at Tiffany's
  • 1967: Darling of the Day
  • 1968: Her First Roman, Zorba
  • 1970: Company, Two By Two, No, No, Nanette
  • 1971: Prettybelle, Lolita, My Love, On the Town
  • 1972: Sugar
  • 1973: Molly
  • 1974: Gypsy
  • 1975: Pacific Overtures
  • 1976: Rex, The Baker's Wife
  • 1978: The Prince of Grand Street
  • 1981: Dreamgirls
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