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The Hudson Theatre in 2003.
The Hudson Theatre on a 1910s trading card.

The Hudson Theatre is a defunct Broadway theater located at 141 W. 44th St., New York, NY

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History

The theater was designed by architects J.B. McElfatrick, Israels & Harder in 1903. It was built by theatrical producer Henry B. Harris and was managed by his wife after his death. From the 1930s through the 1950s the theater was used as a radio and television studio. The theater was owned by NBC in the 1950s, and in 1954 was home to the original version of The Tonight Show with host Steve Allen. After returning to use as a legitimate theater in the 1960s, in 1974 it was converted into a movie house. Finally, in 1980 it became the Savoy rock club.

In 1987, the building received landmark status. When owner Henry Macklowe developed the surrounding lots into a new luxury hotel, he incorporated the landmarked theater, using it as a conference center and auditorium. [1]

Currently, the Hudson Theatre is used as a conference and party space for the Millennium Broadway Hotel. It is also the site of stand-up comedy shows taped for broadcast on the Comedy Channel cable network.

Notable productions

References

External links

http://www.millenniumhotelnyc.com/hudson-theatre/

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