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Shubert family

The Shubert family of New York City, New York was responsible for the establishment of the Broadway district, in New York City, as the hub of the theatre industry in the United States. The family's American history began, in 1882, with Duvvid Schubart (transliterated to "Shubert") and his wife Katrina Helwitz, who left their native town Vladislavov, Russian Empire (now Kudirkos Naumiestis, Lithuania), with their seven children, to settle in Syracuse, New York.[1][2]

The three Shubert sons had to forgo much in the way of formal education and go to work when they were very young. Introduced to the world of the theatre, the three brothers broke the monopoly on the theatre-management industry (represented by the

  • IBDB website with links to the Shubert family members and companies
  • Official website Shubert Foundation biography
  • Official website Shubert Archive

External links

  1. ^ a b c "Shubert Brothers", accessed August 29, 2009
  2. ^ a b Kenrick, John.Who's Who in Musicals: Sa-Sm", accessed August 29, 2009
  3. ^ a b "The Shubert Organization", accessed August 29, 2009
  4. ^ Times Wire Services. "The Curtain Falls for J. J. Shubert", St. Petersburg Times, December 27, 1963


  • Jerry Stagg (1968, 1969). The Brothers Shubert. Ballantine Books (mass market paperback), ISBN 978-0-345-21789-9

Further reading

  • The Shubert Organization

See also

  1. Lee Shubert (1871-1953), theatre owner/operator, producer
  2. Fannie Shubert (1872-1928)
  3. Lisa Shubert (1875-1893)
  4. Sarah Shubert (1876-1934)
  5. Sam S. Shubert (1878-1905), producer, writer, director, theatre owner/operator; died at age 26, in Pennsylvania train accident
  6. Jacob J. Shubert (1879-1963), producer, director, theatre owner/operator
  7. Dora Shubert (1886-1951) born in Syracuse, New York

The Shubert children:



  • Family 1
  • See also 2
  • Further reading 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

In 1942 they owned, leased or managed 20 of New York City's approximately 40 legitimate theatres and controlled some 15 in other cities.[4]As of 2009, the Shubert Organization owns seventeen Broadway theatres in New York City, as well as the Shubert Theatre in [3]

Among the organization's [3]


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