Hudson Theatre

141 W. 44th Street,
New York, NY 10036

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Ed Solero
Ed Solero on September 1, 2022 at 10:26 am

I was on W 45th St yesterday to visit the RiseNY attraction that is adjacent to the stage entrance and loading bay for the Hudson. The bay was open, so I snapped a photo right through the very shallow backstage area looking into the auditorium. The image is uploaded to the photo section above. The view is blocked a bit by a piece of rollaway scenery or something, but one can still glimpse portions of the house, which is fully lit up. Hard to believe the backstage area is so small, as are the wings (not shown in the pic). The distance from the loading bay doorway to the lip of the stage does not look very far at all!

DavidZornig on May 12, 2020 at 9:30 am

November 3, 1967 photo credit Fred W. McDarrah/Getty Images.

DavidZornig on July 11, 2017 at 6:54 pm

Circa 1951/`52 photo added via Barbara Morrison. “The Kate Smith Hour” aired on NBC.

fred1 on February 19, 2017 at 4:52 am

Home of the Howard Stern Film Festival

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on February 18, 2017 at 8:41 pm

The new seats and latest restoration work is a win! This is now my favorite Broadway house.

robboehm on February 2, 2017 at 6:36 am

First time I saw Follies was at the Winter Garden. Second time at the Belasco which they trashed to make it look authentic. Didn’t catch the last revival.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on February 1, 2017 at 7:28 pm

Such great news. (I already have tickets.)) It seems to be the theatre created around the show FOLLIES.

robboehm on February 1, 2017 at 7:20 pm

The Hudson reopens on February 11th with an all star revival of Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George.

robboehm on April 1, 2016 at 7:22 am

The permit is on the door dated January. Lobby is boarded over so nothing can be seen inside.

robboehm on December 19, 2015 at 4:44 pm

The Millenium folks did a marvelous restoration of the auditorium. I would think that only the techie stuff needs to be upgraded.

fosterdeux on December 17, 2015 at 7:54 am

Very exciting, will be used as a new legitimate Broadway Theatre.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on March 12, 2015 at 9:30 am

That article references the Times Square Theatre on 42nd Street as being gutted. Is that right?

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on March 11, 2015 at 2:23 pm

News about this house here

Hawkshead71 on July 23, 2014 at 10:27 am

In recent years, through the intrepid genealogical research of my sister Ada I discovered that a grandfather I never knew was an actor and among various parts was the stage manager for and actor in the role of Andy Oatman in George M Cohan’s production of “The Meanest Man in the World”, which opened at the Hudson, October 12, 1920 and closed in April of 1921 after 202 performances. Cohan himself portrayed the character Richard Clarke. In a review of the play in The New York Tribune of October 13, 1920. The supporting cast was given high marks and my grandfather Howard Boulden(stage name)was noted for a singularly good characterization of the country store clerk. How strange to discover in my senior years this world that I never knew. His daughter by his second marriage to Agnes Evans, broadway and burlesque star, Alice Boulden was a nightclub and broadway musical star of the 1920’s. My siblings and I only knew that my father had a half sister, Alice. She eventually married Joe Cook with whom she co-starred in “Fine and Dandy” in 1930.

wally 75
wally 75 on March 16, 2013 at 7:47 pm

I love photos like that…thanks

Ian on March 15, 2013 at 2:13 am

Two photos of the interior of the Hudson before the recent renovation took place:–

HUDSON THEATRE – view to stage

HUDSON THEATRE – view from stage

robboehm on June 13, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Don’t bet on it.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on June 13, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Hey robboehm. Looks like the CT user who posted it, removed the image. I had mentioned on the Henry Miller page that it should be re-posted here. They’ll probably upload it correctly soon enough.

robboehm on June 13, 2012 at 7:21 am

Not accessing, Ed. Says the page I’m looking for doesn’t exist.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on June 13, 2012 at 5:59 am

Here’s a porn-era pic that was mistakenly posted to the Henry Miller’s Theatre page.

wally 75
wally 75 on March 28, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Is this the Hudson they used on last sundays Trump show?

robboehm on October 10, 2010 at 3:38 am

What a wonderful site and history of the theatre and Elvis, too. I was in the Hudson for a performance of Toys in the Attic and it was just a gray lady at that time. I wonder if they let you peak into the theatre now when nothing is going on. It looks spectacular.

CSWalczak on October 9, 2010 at 11:05 pm

This page has a number of pictures of the Hudson:

robboehm on September 29, 2010 at 6:13 pm

The only Steven Allen program I ever attended was at the Colonial which went legit as the Harkness which was torn down and replaced by an atrium with a rock climbing wall.

mrbillyc on March 24, 2009 at 10:24 am

Anyone catch Regis Philbin reminiscing last night (Monday 3/23/09) on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon about his days as an NBC page? He talked about working at this theater when Steve Allen Show was in production. He mentioned the people on the program, Steve & Edie; Tom Posten, Louie Nye & Bill Dana; being in the balcony and looking down on Steve Allen playing the piano.
Cool Stuff!