Built in 1928, The Ethel Barrymore Theatre has been the home of such shows as A Streetcar Named Desire, The Real Thing, and The Tale of the Allergist's Wife. Ethel Barrymore Theatre - NYC | Broadway.org

The Ethel Barrymore was the last great Broadway house commissioned by the Shuberts. It was also the last theater designed by Herbert J. Krapp and built before the stock market crash. When Ethel Barrymore, of the acting royalty Barrymore family and the “it” girl of her generation, came under Shubert management, Lee Shubert offered to build a theater and name it in her honor if she agreed to ... The Ethel Barrymore Theatre is the only theater left that was built for actors and performers affiliated with Lee and J.J. Shubert. It was created in honor of the tremendously popular actress ...