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The Music Box Theatre was designed by architect C. Harris 's Music Box Revue. It opened in and hosted a new musical production every year until , when it presented its first play, Cradle Snatchers , starring Humphrey Bogart.
Toward the close of , the prominent theatrical producer Sam H. Harris made a proposition to his friend Irving Berlin: if the popular songwriter would devise a musical revue, Harris would find a theatre for it. The Shuberts began acquiring shares of the venue from Harris in the s. When Harris died in , his wife sold half the shares in the theatre to the Shuberts, and half to Berlin. From that point on, Berlin and Shubert became equal partners in the ownership of the house. In , the Berlin share of the theatre was sold to Shubert, now the sole owner of the theatre. Because of its dainty, jewel-like qualities, the Music Box Theatre is aptly named. Designed by architect Charles Howard Crane in collaboration with E.
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