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NYC theatre recommended for National Registers of Historic Places

The Hudson Theatre is currently receiving a much deserved renovation

October 01, 2016 11:00AM

The Hudson Theatre

The Hudson Theatre

Somewhat surprisingly, NYC doesn’t have too many buildings on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. However, the New York State Board of Historic Preservation is recommending that one city building be added to the list — the Hudson Theatre.

The Hudson Theatre, located in the Theater District at 145 West 44th Street, was built between 1902 and 1903 for Henry B. Harris, a Broadway producer who later died on the Titanic. The Beaux-Arts theatre opened with a production of Cousin Kate, starring Ethel Barrymore, according to Curbed.

In 1954, the theatre became home to the first run of “The Tonight Show,” with Steve Allen. The theatre went on to become a movie house, the Savoy Rock Club and a conference space. It was already designated a New York City landmark in 1987.

But last year, Ambassador Theatre Group announced Hudson would reopen with a revival of Lanford Wilson’s “Burn,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Renovations will be completed in March 2017. [Curbed]Christopher Cameron