Millennium Broadway Hotel New York

145 West 44th Street United States 10036

Hudson Theatre

The curtain rises again for Hudson Theatre

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc (M&C) is pleased to announce that New York's iconic Hudson Theatre at West 44th Street will reopen for Broadway productions under the terms of a new lease with the Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), through its subsidiary, Hudson Theatre LLC.

For the past 50 years, one of the oldest and most elegant of Manhattan theaters has been used as a movie venue, a rock club and a conference center. After a multimillion-dollar renovation slated for 2016, with significant work to both front and back of house, new state-of-the-art seating, premium lounge service, new dressing rooms, hi-tech lighting equipment and stage systems, the historic Hudson Theatre will be in rehearsal to reopen its doors for the 2016/17 Broadway season.

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. The Pulitzer Prize winning play State of the Union opened at the Hudson in November 1945 and ran for 765 performances. On September 27, 1956, the first edition of Steve Allen's The Tonight Show was broadcast nationwide from the Hudson Theater, and in 1987 the theater was bestowed landmark status for both its internal and external features. Millennium & Copthorne acquired the Hudson Theatre from Harry Macklowe in 1995.

And now, after two decades, the curtain will rise again. Learn more