Shubert Organization Scraps Plans for New Broadway Theatre

Industry News   Shubert Organization Scraps Plans for New Broadway Theatre Planned venue was to be on West 45th Street.
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Marc J. Franklin

After years of planning, the Shubert Organization has canceled plans for building a new Broadway theatre, as confirmed to Playbill by Shubert Director of Media Relations Bill Evans.

The planned venue would have been part of a residential tower still scheduled to go up next door to the Imperial Theatre—also a Shubert property—between 45th and 46th Streets in midtown. The new theatre would have brought the total number of Shubert-owned Broadway houses to 18.

With the cancellation of these plans, Ambassador Theatre Group's Hudson Theatre remains the "newest" Broadway house; the venue, built in 1903, was in use as a Broadway house off and on through 1968, at which point it became a movie theatre and later lay vacant until undergoing significant renovations and re-opening as a Broadway theatre in 2017.