December 4, 2008 |
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.
April 17, 1989 |
"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.
March 16, 2002 |
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.
August 28, 2001 |
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.
August 29, 2001 |
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.
September 5, 2001 |
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.