An undistinguished facade hides the beautiful interior of this theatre. The Yip Harburg tune "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime" was first heard here in 1932. Uta Hagen made her Broadway debut in "The Seagull," and later returned for Paul Robeson's celebrated "Othello." Later, "A Chorus Line" ran for 6,137 performances here over 15 years. The Shubert has housed many of today's biggest Broadway stars such as Bebe Neuwirth in "Chicago," Bernadette Peters in "Gypsy," and Bette Midler in "Hello, Dolly!"
There are no steps into the theatre from the sidewalk. Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. The Mezzanine is located up 2 flights of stairs (34 steps) and the Balcony is located up 3 flights of stairs (56 steps). The restrooms are located down a flight of stairs (20 steps) and are not wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair accessible restrooms are located at Sardi's Restaurant directly across the street. An assisted listening system is available.