|Photo by Photo by Aubrey Reuben|
The Shubert's Philip Smith (left) was the main honoree at the Actors' Fund Nov. 13 gala "Mr. Smith Goes to the Plaza." Smith posed with actress Bebe Neuwirth (a long-time resident at the Sam S. Shubert Theatre with Chicago and A Chorus Line) and Shubert chairman Gerald Schoenfeld.
Smith is second in command at the Shubert Organization, the largest owner of Broadway theatres (they own 16). The company, founded in 1973 from the theatre holdings of Levi, Samuel, and Jacob Shubert, makes it home above the Sam S. Shubert Theatre on 44th Street. The Shubert Organization also manages theatres in Washington, DC (The National Theatre) and Los Angeles (the Shubert Theatre), among others.