Chicago’s Grand Old Shubert Gets A Facelift

“For longtime Shubert attendees, the newly glorious auditorium will be a jaw–dropper. Over the years, the finer details had become obscured. Relighted and freshly and exquisitely painted in a rich, dark red-and-gold theatrical palette, the moldings, leafing and other decorative elements that had been present for 100 years now pop with astonishing new vivacity. ‘All of the incredible detail had been painted over in that beige and brown. Now people will finally be able to see it’.”