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..
Ambassador Theatre Group Ltd (ATG) is British theatre’s great commercial success story of the past 20 years. Co-founded by Sir Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire OBE in 1992, ATG has grown to be the UK’s largest theatre group with a total of 45 venues in Britain, the US and Australia and an internationally recognized award-winning theatre producer with co-productions in New York and across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. It is also a leader in theatre ticketing services through ATG Tickets.
Companies within the Group have for many years been active and critically acclaimed producers on Broadway. Recent Broadway productions within the Group have included The Mountaintop starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett, Exit the King starring Geoffrey Rush and Susan Sarandon, John Doyle’s award-winning production of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd and the Tony® Award-winning Company. ATG also co-produced Constellations on Broadway and currently co-producing the multi-Tony winning The King and I with Lincoln Center Theatre. Recent Broadway credits for Sonia Friedman Productions (SFP) include The Book of Mormon, King Charles III, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Jerusalem, Death of a Salesman, Faith Healer, Boeing-Boeing, A View from the Bridge, The Norman Conquests, A Little Night Music, and Noises Off, all of which won Tony Awards®. ATG production output is currently at its highest ever, presenting an average of 40 productions a year, demonstrating the unique quality and range of ATG productions in diverse theatres and markets worldwide.
To find out more about ATG, visit www.atg.co.uk