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The Nation’s Greatest Hits: 100 Years of New Haven’s Shubert Theatre


  • New Haven Museum 114 Whitney Avenue New Haven, CT, 06510 United States (map)

In large part celebrating the “Golden Age of Theatre,” when a young Julie Andrews and a jittery Rex Harrison premiered in “My Fair Lady,” and a decidedly buff Marlon Brando first bellowed “Hey, Stella!” in “A Streetcar Named Desire,” the exhibition spotlights both the fully polished and the merely promising stars who brought glamour, drama, music and laughter to the Shubert Theatre, and New Haven, for an entire century. 

The Shubert Theatre has been a performing arts center presenting plays, musicals, opera, dance, classical music recitals and concerts, vaudeville, jazz artists, big bands, burlesque, and a variety of solo performances since 1914. The Shubert has hosted over 600 pre-Broadway tryouts, including over 300 world premieres and 50 American premieres, double that of any theater in New York City or any other try out cities like Boston, Philadelphia, or Washington.

Tuesday – Friday: 10 AM. – 5 PM
Saturday – 12 PM – 5 PM
Free 1st Sundays: 1 PM-4 PM 

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