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August 29, 1996 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bernard B. Jacobs, president of the Shubert Organization, which is the largest landlord on Broadway and owns theaters in Los Angeles and two dozen other cities, has died. He was 80. Jacobs died Tuesday in New York of complications after heart bypass surgery, Shubert Chairman Gerald Schoenfeld said. Schoenfeld said Jacobs "was my friend and partner for 40 years and one of the best friends the theater ever had."
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December 4, 2008 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
The powerful Shubert Organization, Broadway's largest landlord, has turned to two of its longtime employees to run the company as well as its foundation, following the death of its chairman, Gerald Schoenfeld, last week. Philip J. Smith has been named chairman of the organization, which owns 17 New York theaters. He will also head its multimillion-dollar foundation, which supports nonprofit theater and dance companies across the country. The announcement was made Tuesday by the Shubert board of directors, which also named Robert E. Wankel as president and elected him to the board of directors.
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July 19, 1985 | Associated Press
Kerttu Helena Shubert, a former dancer and the widow of Shubert theater chain owner John Shubert, died Friday at a hospital in Greenwich, Conn., following a brief illness, the Shubert Organization said. She was 71. Mrs. Shubert, who lived in Greenwich, was a member of the board of the Shubert Organization Inc. and a member and director of the Shubert Foundation Inc. She also was a member of the board of directors of the Museum of the City of New York Theatre Collection.
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November 27, 2008 | associated press
Gerald Schoenfeld, the longtime head of the powerful Shubert Organization who helped bring numerous works to Broadway, including "A Chorus Line," "Amadeus" and "Cats," has died. He was 84. Schoenfeld died of a heart attack early Tuesday at his Manhattan home, said Sam Rudy, a Shubert spokesman. As chairman of Broadway's biggest landlord since 1972, Schoenfeld ushered many plays and musicals to the Broadway stage and beyond.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 2008 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
The powerful Shubert Organization, Broadway's largest landlord, has turned to two of its longtime employees to run the company as well as its foundation, following the death of its chairman, Gerald Schoenfeld, last week. Philip J. Smith has been named chairman of the organization, which owns 17 New York theaters. He will also head its multimillion-dollar foundation, which supports nonprofit theater and dance companies across the country. The announcement was made Tuesday by the Shubert board of directors, which also named Robert E. Wankel as president and elected him to the board of directors.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN and Claudia Puig, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
"Jerome Robbins' Broadway" may be the next attraction at the Shubert Theatre in Century City, following "Les Miserables." That's the word from a highly placed source at the Shubert Organization in New York, who declined to speculate on possible opening dates. "Les Miserables" is scheduled to close July 23. Daily Variety reported Friday that "Jerome Robbins' Broadway," a compendium of choreographer-director Robbins' work for Broadway between 1944 and 1964, will "apparently open" at the Shubert in November after previews beginning in late October.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 2002 | MICHAEL KUCHWARA, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Gerald Schoenfeld had never been to the theater before going to work for the law firm that handled business for the Shuberts--the quixotic, combative dynasty that controlled much of Broadway's real estate in the 20th century.
BUSINESS
August 28, 2001 | BRAD BERTON and DON SHIRLEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The ABC Entertainment Center and the Shubert Theatre, since 1972 the home of many of the longest-running theatrical productions in Los Angeles, will be razed as part of plans to construct a striking 15-story office building on the site, officials said Monday. Dallas-based Trammell Crow has been operating the ABC complex and adjacent 44-story Century Plaza towers for more than four years.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 2001 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES THEATER WRITER
At first, the news of the proposed demolition of the Shubert Theatre in Century City may look like a case of "out with the old, in with the new." The "old" in this case, the Shubert itself, is 30 years old. On Monday, real estate developers confirmed that they plan to raze the theater--after the Shubert Organization's lease runs out in September 2002--as well as the rest of the ABC Entertainment Center. Two office buildings will go up on the site.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 2001 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES THEATER WRITER
News of plans to raze the Shubert Theatre in Century City provoked a round of speculation about where the shows that play the Shubert might go, after the 2,100-seat theater closes at the end of September 2002. Whether the New York-based Shubert Organization will continue to present shows in L.A. is hard to tell. The company is making no commitments--or even comment--although Shubert officials are listening to overtures from the operators of several other venues.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 2002 | MICHAEL KUCHWARA, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Gerald Schoenfeld had never been to the theater before going to work for the law firm that handled business for the Shuberts--the quixotic, combative dynasty that controlled much of Broadway's real estate in the 20th century.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 2001 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES THEATER WRITER
News of plans to raze the Shubert Theatre in Century City provoked a round of speculation about where the shows that play the Shubert might go, after the 2,100-seat theater closes at the end of September 2002. Whether the New York-based Shubert Organization will continue to present shows in L.A. is hard to tell. The company is making no commitments--or even comment--although Shubert officials are listening to overtures from the operators of several other venues.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 2001 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES THEATER WRITER
At first, the news of the proposed demolition of the Shubert Theatre in Century City may look like a case of "out with the old, in with the new." The "old" in this case, the Shubert itself, is 30 years old. On Monday, real estate developers confirmed that they plan to raze the theater--after the Shubert Organization's lease runs out in September 2002--as well as the rest of the ABC Entertainment Center. Two office buildings will go up on the site.
BUSINESS
August 28, 2001 | BRAD BERTON and DON SHIRLEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The ABC Entertainment Center and the Shubert Theatre, since 1972 the home of many of the longest-running theatrical productions in Los Angeles, will be razed as part of plans to construct a striking 15-story office building on the site, officials said Monday. Dallas-based Trammell Crow has been operating the ABC complex and adjacent 44-story Century Plaza towers for more than four years.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2000 | DON SHIRLEY, Don Shirley is The Times' theater writer
The Shubert Organization is back in business in Los Angeles, but the shape of its business has changed. The company's Shubert Theatre in Century City was conceived in the early '70s as a home for limited runs of shows within the framework of a subscription series. But after "A Chorus Line" became a big hit there in 1976, running for 18 months, the Shubert drifted into a policy of long runs, more or less dropping the subscription idea.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 1999 | DON SHIRLEY, Don Shirley is The Times' theater writer
It isn't the best of times for Century City's Shubert Theatre, L.A.'s most prominent home for big, long-running musicals. The theater hasn't housed a multi-month run since "Ragtime" left a year ago. Even that acclaimed production was somewhat tainted, from a commercial point of view, by widespread speculation that the show lost money.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2000 | DON SHIRLEY, Don Shirley is The Times' theater writer
The Shubert Organization is back in business in Los Angeles, but the shape of its business has changed. The company's Shubert Theatre in Century City was conceived in the early '70s as a home for limited runs of shows within the framework of a subscription series. But after "A Chorus Line" became a big hit there in 1976, running for 18 months, the Shubert drifted into a policy of long runs, more or less dropping the subscription idea.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 1986 | DAN SULLIVAN, Times Theater Critic
Are Broadway theater tickets too expensive? Sure, but so is everything else these days. That's the argument of a report just released by the League of American Theaters and Producers, formerly the League of New York Theaters and Producers. The league commissioned a well-known Princeton economist, Dr. William Baumol, to compare the cost of Broadway tickets today (as high as $47.50) with yesterday's prices and those of the day before yesterday.
NEWS
August 29, 1996 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bernard B. Jacobs, president of the Shubert Organization, which is the largest landlord on Broadway and owns theaters in Los Angeles and two dozen other cities, has died. He was 80. Jacobs died Tuesday in New York of complications after heart bypass surgery, Shubert Chairman Gerald Schoenfeld said. Schoenfeld said Jacobs "was my friend and partner for 40 years and one of the best friends the theater ever had."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 23, 1991 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Actors' Equity on Friday sided with actress Vanessa Redgrave in a dispute in which she claims she was barred for political reasons from appearing in the national tour of a hit Broadway play. The executive council of the actors' union decided to file a grievance against the producers of "Lettice and Lovage" based on Redgrave's "submission that she was not hired for the proposed tour . . . as a direct result of political statements she made," according to an Equity statement.
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