Inside the Theatre, the photo feature series that documents Broadway’s historic playhouses, continues with the Shubert Theatre.
Playbill’s photo series, Inside the Theatre, captures the dazzling architecture and unseen details of the world’s most famous theatres, taking you inside all 41 of Broadway's currently-operating houses.
Producing team Lee and J.J. Shubert opened the Shubert Theatre, named for their late brother Sam, in 1913. Its rear pathway, intended as a fire exit and private loading zone, became known as Shubert Alley, a legendary Broadway thoroughfare and gathering place. The Shubert made history from 1975 to 1990 with A Chorus Line, whose 6,137-performance run became the longest-running Broadway show of the time.
Flip through photos of the theatre below:
Step Inside Broadway’s Shubert Theatre
Currently, the Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly!, starring Bette Midler in her Tony-winning Broadway return, plays at the theatre.
The production, which opened April 2017, won four 2017 Tony Awards: Best Revival, Actress in a Leading Role (Midler), Actor in a Featured Role (Gavin Creel), and Costume Design (Santo Loquasto).
As the musical prepares for its closing night, we asked five cast members—Will Roland, George Salazar, Lauren Marcus, Katlyn Carlson, and Jason SweetTooth Williams—a series of questions about their experiences along the show's journey from New Jersey to Broadway.