Shubert Theatre (Los Angeles)

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Shubert theatre
Shubert theatre is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Shubert theatre
Shubert theatre
Location in the Los Angeles Area
Shubert theatre is located in California
Shubert theatre
Shubert theatre
Location in California
Shubert theatre is located in the United States
Shubert theatre
Shubert theatre
Location in the United States
Address2020 Avenue of the Stars
Century City, California
United States
Coordinates34°03′30″N 118°24′54″W / 34.05821°N 118.41492°W / 34.05821; -118.41492
OperatorShubert Organization
Type1993
Capacity2,100
Construction
OpenedFollies
July 22, 1972
Closed2002
Demolished2002
Years active1972 – 2002
ArchitectHenry George Greene

The Shubert Theatre was a 2,100-seat show house that opened in 1972 at 2020 Avenue of the Stars, Century City, California. The theatre was demolished in October 2002 to make way for the 2000 Avenue of the Stars office building. The Shubert opened on July 22, 1972, with a production of Follies directed by Harold Prince and Michael Bennett. Other notable productions included A Chorus Line, Les Misérables, Cats, Evita, Sunset Boulevard, Dreamgirls, Ragtime, and Beauty and the Beast and the 1990 Miss Universe pageant.

Eleven months before its demolition, the theatre served as a one-off venue for the 2001 Primetime Emmy Awards when the event lost its scheduled venue, the Shrine Auditorium, due to postponement following the September 11 attacks. It had previously hosted the awards in 1973 and 1976.

References[edit]

  • "Live on Stage: The Shubert Theatre". Seeing Stars in Hollywood. 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  • Berton, Brad; Shirley, Don (28 August 2001). "Shubert Theatre to Be Razed for Offices". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  • Kuchwara, Michael (16 March 2002). "Book Recalls Shuberts' 100 Years in Theater". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  • Hutchins, Michael H. (15 March 2012). ""Follies": 1972 Los Angeles Production". The Stephen Sondheim Reference Guide. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  • "Seating Chart: Shubert Theatre". Playbill. Archived from the original on 2001. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  • Gardner, Paul (July 24, 1972). "Curtain Rises on Shubert Alley West". The New York Times. Retrieved August 17, 2013.

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Preceded by
Fiesta Americana Condesa Hotel, Cancún
Miss Universe venue
1990
Succeeded by
Theatre for the Performing Arts at The Aladdin