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About This Theatre
The Ethel Barrymore Theatre is the only surviving theatre of the many Lee and J.J. Shubert built for performers who were affiliated with them. Ethel Barrymore was part of the renowned Barrymore acting dynasty, and her tremendous popularity in New York and London society established her as a household name in the U.S. and England. She had achieved stardom under the management of producer Charles Frohman beginning in 1901. In 1928, the Shuberts offered to build her a theatre and commission a play for her to premiere in her namesake house.
The Band’s Visit, winner of 10 Tony Awards, is currently playing at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.
The Ethel Barrymore Theatre has 1,058 seats and is one of the Shubert Organization‘s 17 Broadway theatres.