Archivist, Theatrical Director, Speaker
100 Years of American Theatre
As Seen Through the Shubert Theatres and Dynasty
Fletcher delights theatre lovers and Broadway buffs, wherever they may be, with
his talks. Drawing upon a fabulous array of material from the Shubert Archive
that documents the lives . of Sam, Lee and J. J. Shubert, the over 600 plays,
revues and musicals they produced, the stars they championed, and the theatres
they owned and operated, which numbered over 200 before the Depression, Reagan
can easily hand tailor his presentation to your express wishes.
Included in the abundance at his fingertips are remarkably detailed photographs
of each of the Shubert’s theatres by architectural photographer Whitney Cox,
playbills, song sheets, original costume and scene designs, publicity photos,
correspondence and posters.
Reagan Fletcher’s speech topics include but are not
The Shubert Brothers – An All American Success Story, from Abject
Poverty to the Longest Running Theatrical Empire.
The Shubert Theatres: An Overview and Honing In on the Winter Garden, the
Belasco, the Lyceum, and the Shubert.
The Ballyhoo of Broadway – How Broadway Has Promoted Itself
Mr. Fletcher’s talks and informal conversations appeal to theatre lovers of all
stripes, from college and university theatre majors, to elder seminars for those
who have a lifetime experience as theatre- goers, to town hall or cruise ship
Reagan Fletcher has been associated with the Shubert Organization for
twenty-five years as an archivist of the Shubert Archive and as Script Reader
and Production Scout for the Shubert Organization. He has been production
liaison for the Broadway productions of A Streetcar Named Desire, Lettice &
Lovage, Tru and The Most Happy Fella.
He curated “The Ballyhoo of Broadway” at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central
Station and has been Talent Coordinator for the Tony Award performance 1989,
while also serving as consultant to the Times Square Business Improvement
District Tours of the Theatre District.
Mr. Fletcher has been a Guest Lecturer at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts,
Hofstra University, and the YMCA Elderhostel, and is the founder of The Tech
Collective, a support network for graduates of the Texas Tech University
Department of Theatre and Dance residing in New York City. He has directed
numerous shows at venues all over Manhattan and Brooklyn and in regional
theatre. Reagan has appeared as Old King Cole in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day
Parade since 1995. Along the way he has written several articles for Theatre
Week and The Passing Show.