The exterior of the Hudson Theater on 44th Street. CreditTodd Heisler/The New York Times
The Hudson Theatre
This historic treasure is one of the oldest theatres on Broadway. It originally opened in 1903, with Ethel Barrymore starring in Cousin Kate. Through the mid-1900s, it alternated as a television studio, a legitimate theater, and a rock-and-roll venue. Through the nineties and 00s, it served Millenium Hotels as an event space.
It was opened again as a Broadway venue in February of 2017, with Sunday in the Park with George. The New York Times stated that “One of Broadway’s oldest surviving theaters is now its youngest.”