|New York, NY: Hudson Theatre|
Country: United States of America
State: New York
City: New York
Location: 139-141 West 44th Street / 135-144 West 145th Street
Built 1903 by J. B. McElfatrick & Son and Isreals & Harder for Henry B. Harris. Opened 19 Oct 1903 with "Cousin Kate" (featuring Ethel Barrymore). 1048 seats. 1934-1937 used as a radio studio by CBS. Since 1939 operated by the Shubert Company, since 1944 by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. 1950 bought by NBC. Subsequently used for NBC's TV shows, "Broadway Open House" (1950-1954) and "The Tonight Show" (1954-1959). 1960-1968 again used as a theatre. 1968 renamed "Avon-Hudson" and used as a porn cinema. 1981 renamed "Savoy" and used as a discotheque. 1987 converted to a conference center, renamed "Hotel Macklowe Conference Center". Later refurbished to its 1903 appearance and re-renamed "Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Hotel Broadway".
Cigarette Trading Card|
Front Text: "Hudson Theatre, New York, Opened Oct 19th 1903"
Reverse Text: giving a short overview of the history of the theatre
Publisher: Between the Acts Little Cigars; Theatres Old and New Series
Size: 6.3 x 7.8 cm
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