141 West 44th Street
New York 10036
The Hudson Theatre is located just off Times Square, New York, on 44th Street. It is situated between The Premier Hotel and Millennium Broadway Hotel. The original opening of the Hudson Theatre was October 19, 1903. The theatre featured a production called Cousin Kate, starring Ethel Barrymore. Hudson Theatre, one of New York City's oldest Broadway theatres, was built by Henry B. Harris. The lobby, measuring 100 feet in length, was the longest on Broadway at the time. The stars who have graced Hudson's stage include William Holden and Helen Hayes as well as Edward G. Robinson, Dorothy Gish, and Douglas Fairbanks. It was also the stage where Judith Anderson and Barbara Stanwyck made their debuts. Hudson Theatre hosted the first national broadcast of "The Tonight Show," starring Steve Allen, on September 27, 1956. In 1987, it was given landmark status due to its external and internal features.