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ABOUT HUDSON BROADWAY
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.
Founded in 1992, Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) is the world’s number one live-theater company with close to 50 venues in Britain, North America and Germany. ATG is also an internationally-recognized, award-winning theater producer with productions in the West End and on Broadway, and touring productions in the U.K., North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. ATG is also the market leader in theater ticketing services through ATG Tickets, LOVETheatre and Group Line.
On Broadway, ATG operates the newly-refurbished Lyric Theatre, home to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and the oldest theater on Broadway, the recently restored Hudson. ATG also owns and operates the Saenger and Mahalia Jackson theaters in New Orleans, the Majestic and Empire theaters in San Antonio and the magnificent Kings Theatre in Brooklyn. The most recent addition to ATG North America’s portfolio is the Emerson Colonial Theatre in Boston, reopening with the pre-Broadway world premiere of Moulin Rouge! The Musical.
ATG’s most recent producing credits in the U.S. include Sunday in the Park with George and Lincoln Center Theater’s The King and I; and in the U.K. King Lear starring Ian McKellen, Oslo, Glengarry Glen Ross and The Spoils. atg.co.uk/Europe/Americas.
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