Shubert Organization Scraps Plans for New Broadway Theatre

Industry News   Shubert Organization Scraps Plans for New Broadway Theatre
Planned venue was to be on West 45th Street.
Marc J. Franklin

After years of planning, the Shubert Organization has canceled plans for building a new Broadway theatre, as confirmed to Playbill by Shubert Director of Media Relations Bill Evans.

The planned venue would have been part of a residential tower still scheduled to go up next door to the Imperial Theatre—also a Shubert property—between 45th and 46th Streets in midtown. The new theatre would have brought the total number of Shubert-owned Broadway houses to 18.

With the cancellation of these plans, Ambassador Theatre Group's Hudson Theatre remains the "newest" Broadway house; the venue, built in 1903, was in use as a Broadway house off and on through 1968, at which point it became a movie theatre and later lay vacant until undergoing significant renovations and re-opening as a Broadway theatre in 2017.

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