Location of Little Shubert Theatre
Details of Little Shubert Theatre and the Ticket Luck value
The dream for every aspiring theatrical actor is appearing on a Broadway stage. The glory and respect that has been attributed to this cornucopia of theatrical performances has held the rapturous lure of thousands of starry eyed hopefuls. The Shubert Brothers are a well known name in the scintillating history of theater in the United States. They have been associated with the establishment and operation of many prominent theaters on Broadway and hundreds of others nationwide. The youngest member of their family of theaters is the Little Shubert Theater that is situated just Off-Broadway on the South side of West 42nd Street, quaintly between the 9th and Dyer Avenues.
Becoming part of the Shubert legacy some six decades after the last theater built by the organization - the Ethel Barrymore that opened in 1928 - the Little Shubert Theater was a welcome addition. With the likes of Hugh Hardy from Hardy Holzman Pfieffer Associates behind its design, the theater's opening lent a little warmth to a chill end of 2002. Taking its cue from its big brother, the Broadway residing Shubert Theater, Little Shubert boldly stepped forward in a city that has stood testament to the fabulous era of theater.
With a capacity of 499 seats, the little Shubert Theater just falls shy of the Tony eligibility. Yet this purpose built venue hasn't skimped on the finer details and boasts a ground up construction within a residential tower comprising of 39 stories, aptly named Theater Row Apartments. The Little Shubert shares the street with the flamboyant neighbor Theater Row, a 6-theater complex. However, rather than timidly retreating into its inner shell, the petit theater assertively makes its presence felt with its state-of-the-art sound and a well-configured seating that incorporate ergonomic designs and ample leg space. The proscenium styled stage opens up to a 5 sectioned seating arrangement that also accommodates 9 spaces for accessibility. Though the theater is accessible via elevator and an escalator, the restrooms are conveniently on the same level as the theater, whereas the concessions have been placed in the upper lobby.
With an inaugural performance by Tommy Tune and the Manhattan Rhythm King titled "Tommy Tune: White Tie and Tails;" the Little Shubert Theater has featured musicals such as Fame on 42nd Street in 2003, My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish, and I'm in Therapy! in 2006 Viagra Falls in 2010, Dracula in 2011 as well as musical tributes such as Harlem On My Mind. Among the major current productions include Afraid of the Dark that mysteriously has an anonymous author, as if keeping up with its macabre theme. This amazing production explores various nuances of our age-old fears of the unknown and the inexplicable.
A marquee that fuses together glass and metal into an ornamental canopy welcomes the patrons, beckoning them with a vertical illuminated sign. So book your Shubert Theater Tickets now to sample some appetizers to the Broadway buffet.