The Hudson Theatre front entrance at night
Photo: Broadway Up Close

Hudson Theatre


Situated just off Times Square in New York on 44th Street, between Millennium Broadway Hotel and The Premier Hotel, The Hudson Theatre originally opened on October 19, 1903 with a production of Cousin Kate starring Ethel Barrymore. Built by Henry B. Harris, a famous Broadway producer of that period, The Hudson Theatre is one of New York City’s oldest Broadway showplaces. The 100-foot long lobby was the largest ever seen on Broadway at that time. Among the stars that have graced the Hudson’s stage are Douglas Fairbanks, William Holden, Helen Hayes, Edward G. Robinson and Dorothy Gish. Barbara Stanwyck and Judith Anderson both made their debuts on its stage. On September 27, 1956 the first nationwide broadcast of The Tonight Show starring Steve Allen originated from The Hudson Theatre. It was granted landmark status for both its internal and external features in 1987.

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Merrily We Roll Along

Merrily We Roll Along

Sep 19, 2023 - Jul 7, 2024



141 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036

Cross Streets: W 44th St & 6th Ave

Amenities and Accessibility

ADA seating available
Elevator available to the Dress Circle level (There are some steps to the Dress Circle bar and seating area)
No elevator access to the Balcony level
Sensory accessibility and inclusion for those with invisible disabilities
Assistive Listening Devices available upon request