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June 8, 2013 | By Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - "Even if you're little, you can do a lot" sings the spirited 5-year-old heroine of "Matilda, the Musical," the Broadway hit adapted from the children's classic by Roald Dahl. The lyrics are a message of self-empowerment for Matilda, a Dostoyevsky-reading prodigy neglected by her dim-witted, vulgar parents. For the four young actresses who share the role onstage, the words are a mantra for making it through the frenzied run-up to Sunday night's Tony Awards, where "Matilda" is nominated in 12 categories.
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June 8, 2013 | By Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - "Even if you're little, you can do a lot" sings the spirited 5-year-old heroine of "Matilda, the Musical," the Broadway hit adapted from the children's classic by Roald Dahl. The lyrics are a message of self-empowerment for Matilda, a Dostoyevsky-reading prodigy neglected by her dim-witted, vulgar parents. For the four young actresses who share the role onstage, the words are a mantra for making it through the frenzied run-up to Sunday night's Tony Awards, where "Matilda" is nominated in 12 categories.
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February 22, 1990 | From Times staff and wire service reports
Dustin Hoffman, Robert Goulet, Mary Martin and Ralph Bellamy are on the bill for the 75th anniversary of the Shubert Theater, once Broadway's premier tryout spot. The gala performance May 12 at the Shubert Performing Arts Center will include vignettes from some of the famous shows that appeared on the theater's stage and reminiscences by some of the stars who appeared in them.
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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.
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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 10, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The producer of the musical "Les Miserables" is negotiating to build a wall to block off the last six rows of seats at the Shubert Theater, thereby eliminating about 25O seats and $35,000 a week in potential ticket sales. "I think it will make the Shubert a better-sized house for our show," said producer Cameron Mackintosh, speaking from his New York office.
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February 19, 1985 | From Associated Press
The Shubert Theater, home to the world premieres of all of Rodgers' and Hammerstein's musicals, may soon be bringing its curtain down on summer shows only a year after a $5.3-million face lift. Under mounting financial pressures, the downtown theater has stopped booking shows and will likely be dark from April until September to save money, except for the nights it is rented, officials said. They estimated that the Shubert would lose $800,000 in two years, even with a $1.7-million city subsidy.
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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.
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June 17, 2000 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE CRITIC
Famed director-choreographer Joe Gideon lies dying in an operating room, and his mind isn't filled with passages from the Bible, Shakespeare or Mozart but old show tunes performed by the women in his life as ironic, Broadway-style epitaphs.
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July 28, 1992
Lawrence Shubert Lawrence Jr., 76, who once presided over the Shubert Theater Enterprises chain of Broadway playhouses. Lawrence was the grandnephew of the three Shubert brothers, Sam, Lee and Jacob, who founded the empire at the turn of the century. The group ran 17 Broadway theaters, including the Majestic, Broadhurst, Shubert and Winter Garden. In Boca Raton, Fla., on July 18 of cancer.
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June 17, 2000 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE CRITIC
Famed director-choreographer Joe Gideon lies dying in an operating room, and his mind isn't filled with passages from the Bible, Shakespeare or Mozart but old show tunes performed by the women in his life as ironic, Broadway-style epitaphs.
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February 22, 1990 | From Times staff and wire service reports
Dustin Hoffman, Robert Goulet, Mary Martin and Ralph Bellamy are on the bill for the 75th anniversary of the Shubert Theater, once Broadway's premier tryout spot. The gala performance May 12 at the Shubert Performing Arts Center will include vignettes from some of the famous shows that appeared on the theater's stage and reminiscences by some of the stars who appeared in them.
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November 10, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The producer of the musical "Les Miserables" is negotiating to build a wall to block off the last six rows of seats at the Shubert Theater, thereby eliminating about 25O seats and $35,000 a week in potential ticket sales. "I think it will make the Shubert a better-sized house for our show," said producer Cameron Mackintosh, speaking from his New York office.
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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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February 19, 1985 | From Associated Press
The Shubert Theater, home to the world premieres of all of Rodgers' and Hammerstein's musicals, may soon be bringing its curtain down on summer shows only a year after a $5.3-million face lift. Under mounting financial pressures, the downtown theater has stopped booking shows and will likely be dark from April until September to save money, except for the nights it is rented, officials said. They estimated that the Shubert would lose $800,000 in two years, even with a $1.7-million city subsidy.
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