The Hudson Theatre opened in 1903 and boasted the largest lobby on Broadway. From the 30s thorugh 50s, it operated as a radio and tv studio and housed the first nationwide broadcast of The Tonight Show in 1956. For a brief period in the 60s, The Hudson was again operating as a legitimate theater before it was converted into a movie house in the 70s, and then a conference space throughout the 90s and 2000s. In 2015, the Ambassador Theatre Group purchased the Hudson and began major renovations to convert it back to a legitimate Broadway venue. The theatre reopened in 2017 with a revival of "Sunday in the Park With George."
Orchestra seating is accessible without steps. There is an elevator between the Orchestra and Dress Circle levels, but there are steps between rows in the Dress Circle. An assisted listening system is available.