Millennium Hotels & Resorts, in partnership with Ambassador Theatre Group, is set to raise the curtain once again on the 112-year old Hudson Theatre this month following an extensive restoration.
Opening with a revival of Sunday in the Park with George - co-starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford - the historic landmark venue will return to its former glory to delight New York’s theatre-goers.
It will be the first production to play at the Hudson in nearly 50 years.
The multi-million-dollar project undertaken by Millennium Hotels & Resorts and Ambassador Theatre Group has seen the theatre sensitively refurbished and restored, with upgraded facilities and equipment to better outfit the theatre.
Significant front-of-house improvements will provide a heightened experience for visitors, along with upgraded seating and premium Ambassador Lounge service.
Kwek Leng Beng, chairman, Millennium Hotels & Resorts, commented: “The Hudson Theatre is one of the great historic landmarks in New York City and we have always been proud of this gem asset in the Millennium Hotels and Resorts Group.”
In 2014, Millennium chairman Kwek met with ATG founder Howard Panter and the two exchanged their love for theatre and art along with their shared vision of bringing one of the oldest Broadway theatres back to life.
An official partnership between Millennium Hotels and ATG ensued to revive Hudson Theatre as a top class theatrical venue, with much of its original beauty and design restored in addition to introducing new technology to this unique Broadway house.
Mark Connor, chief executive, Ambassador Theatre Group, commented: “Restoring the Hudson and readying it for its Broadway debut has been a passion project for all of us here at ATG, and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate it as Broadway’s newest theatre just days before a truly unforgettable production of Sunday in the Park with George plays its first performance.”