New tour of the Hudson Theatre in Manhattan offers rare chance to wander around the interior of Broadway’s oldest theater
Walking into a Broadway theater at show time is something special, but walking into an empty Broadway theater can be just as fun.
A newly launched tour of the Hudson Theatre offers a rare chance to wander around the interior of Broadway’s oldest theater and hear some of the fascinating stories that have happened over its 116 years.
The tour is run by Tim Dolan, an actor who runs the Broadway Up Close tour company, which prides itself on hiring working actors and stage managers for authenticity.
Dolan weaves real stories about Hudson Theatre veterans like Barbra Streisand, Louis Armstrong and Elvis with historical events like the sinking of the Titanic and the Iroquois Theatre fire of 1903 in Chicago.