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Ambassador Theatre

219 W. 49th St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 1125

Herbert J. Krapp, architect. Built by the Shuberts, who sold it in 1935. Combined legit theatre, radio, and television from 1935 until 1956, when the Shuberts re-bought it for legit use.

To learn more about the history of the Ambassador Theatre, see historical information provided by the Shubert Organization and Spotlight on Broadway's video on the Ambassador Theatre.

Built: 1921   

Theatre Names Named
Ambassador Theatre
1980 (2)
New Ambassador Theatre
Renamed after renovation
1980 (1)
Ambassador Theatre
Opened February 11, 1921
1921

Broadway Productions

Chicago
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Jan 29, 2003 - Present

Topdog / Underdog
Play, Original, Comedy, Drama
Apr 07, 2002 - Aug 11, 2002

Hedda Gabler
Play, Revival, Drama
Oct 04, 2001 - Jan 13, 2002

A Class Act
Musical, Original
Mar 11, 2001 - Jun 10, 2001

The Ride Down Mt. Morgan
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 09, 2000 - Jul 23, 2000

It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues
Musical, Original, Revue
Sep 07, 1999 - Jan 09, 2000

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Feb 04, 1999 - Jun 13, 1999

Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk
Musical, Original, Dance
Apr 25, 1996 - Jan 10, 1999

Fool Moon
Special, Original, Comedy
Oct 29, 1995 - Jan 07, 1996

Buttons On Broadway
Special, Original, Solo, Stand-up
Jun 08, 1995 - Jul 16, 1995

The Circle
Play, Revival, Romantic Comedy
Nov 20, 1989 - May 20, 1990

Ain't Misbehavin'
Musical, Revival, Revue
Aug 15, 1988 - Jan 15, 1989

Oba Oba
Musical, Original, Revue
Mar 29, 1988 - May 08, 1988

Dreamgirls
Musical, Revival
Jun 28, 1987 - Nov 29, 1987

Barbara Cook: A Concert for the Theatre
Special, Original, Concert
Apr 15, 1987 - Apr 26, 1987

Leader of the Pack
Musical, Original, Revue
Apr 08, 1985 - Jul 21, 1985

A View From the Bridge
Play, Revival, Drama
Feb 03, 1983 - Jun 12, 1983

Herman Van Veen: All of Him
Special, Original, Solo
Dec 08, 1982 - Dec 12, 1982

Dancin'
Musical, Original, Revue
Nov 30, 1980 - Jun 27, 1982

Division Street
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 08, 1980 - Oct 25, 1980

Your Arms Too Short to Box With God
Musical, Revival
Jun 02, 1980 - Sep 07, 1980

New Ambassador Theatre

Goodbye Fidel
Play, Original
Apr 23, 1980 - Apr 26, 1980

Ambassador Theatre

Eubie!
Musical, Original, Revue
Sep 20, 1978 - Oct 07, 1979

Same Time, Next Year
Play, Original, Comedy
May 16, 1978 - Sep 03, 1978

The Mighty Gents
Play, Original
Apr 16, 1978 - Apr 23, 1978

Miss Margarida's Way
Play, Original, Solo
Sep 27, 1977 - Jan 01, 1978

Godspell
Musical, Original
Jan 12, 1977 - Sep 04, 1977

I Have a Dream
Play, Original
Sep 20, 1976 - Dec 05, 1976

Des Journees Entieres Dans le Arbres
Play, Original
May 06, 1976 - May 15, 1976

The Poison Tree
Play, Original
Jan 08, 1976 - Jan 11, 1976

Me and Bessie
Musical, Original
Oct 22, 1975 - Nov 29, 1975

We Interrupt This Program...
Play, Original, Mystery, Thriller
Apr 01, 1975 - Apr 05, 1975

Scapino
Play, Revival, Comedy
Sep 27, 1974 - Mar 02, 1975

Warp
Play, Original
Feb 14, 1973 - Feb 18, 1973

The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 14, 1972 - Dec 02, 1972

Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death
Musical, Original
Nov 17, 1971 - Jul 30, 1972

Ovid's Metamorphoses
Play, Original, Play with music
Apr 22, 1971 - Jul 03, 1971

Paul Sills' Story Theatre
Play, Original, Play with music
Oct 26, 1970 - Jul 03, 1971

The Boy Friend
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Apr 14, 1970 - Jul 18, 1970

Celebration
Musical, Original
Jan 22, 1969 - Apr 26, 1969

We Bombed in New Haven
Play, Original, Satire
Oct 16, 1968 - Dec 29, 1968

The Shock of Recognition
Play, Original, One Act
Mar 13, 1967 - Jun 02, 1968

The Footsteps of Doves
Play, Original, One Act
Mar 13, 1967 - Jun 02, 1968

I'll Be Home For Christmas
Play, Original, One Act
Mar 13, 1967 - Jun 02, 1968

I'm Herbert
Play, Original, One Act
Mar 13, 1967 - Jun 02, 1968

The Investigation
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 04, 1966 - Dec 31, 1966

The Lion in Winter
Play, Original
Mar 03, 1966 - May 21, 1966

The World of Charles Aznavour
Special, Original, Solo, Concert
Oct 14, 1965 - Nov 06, 1965

Absence of a Cello
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 21, 1964 - Jan 04, 1965

Stop the World - I Want to Get Off
Musical, Original
Sep 09, 1963 - Feb 01, 1964

Calculated Risk
Play, Original, Mystery
Oct 31, 1962 - May 11, 1963

A Passage to India
Play, Original
Jan 31, 1962 - May 05, 1962

Something About a Soldier
Play, Original
Jan 04, 1962 - Jan 13, 1962

Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole
Play, Original
Dec 09, 1961 - Dec 16, 1961

The Tenth Man
Play, Original
Jan 23, 1961 - May 13, 1961

The 49th Cousin
Play, Original
Oct 27, 1960 - Jan 21, 1961

One More River
Play, Original
Mar 18, 1960 - Mar 19, 1960

The Long Dream
Play, Original
Feb 17, 1960 - Feb 20, 1960

Cut of the Axe
Play, Original
Feb 01, 1960 - Feb 02, 1960

The Gang's All Here
Play, Original
Oct 01, 1959 - Jan 23, 1960

Kataki
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 09, 1959 - Apr 25, 1959

Third Best Sport
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 30, 1958 - Mar 07, 1959

Comes a Day
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 06, 1958 - Nov 29, 1958

Back to Methuselah
Play, Revival, Comedy
Mar 26, 1958 - Apr 19, 1958

Compulsion
Play, Original
Oct 24, 1957 - Feb 22, 1958

The Diary of Anne Frank
Play, Original, Drama
Feb 26, 1957 - Jun 22, 1957

Eugenia
Play, Original
Jan 30, 1957 - Feb 09, 1957

Protective Custody
Play, Original
Dec 28, 1956 - Dec 29, 1956

The Loud Red Patrick
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 03, 1956 - Dec 22, 1956

School for Brides
Play, Original
Oct 03, 1944 - Jun 23, 1945

Down to Miami
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 11, 1944 - Sep 16, 1944

Decision
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 28, 1944 - Jun 17, 1944

The Yeomen of the Guard
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Mar 03, 1944 - Mar 26, 1944

Ruddigore
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Mar 02, 1944 - Mar 26, 1944

Patience
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Feb 25, 1944 - Mar 26, 1944

Iolanthe
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Feb 22, 1944 - Mar 26, 1944

The Gondoliers
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Feb 21, 1944 - Mar 26, 1944

Cox and Box
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Feb 17, 1944 - Mar 26, 1944

The Pirates of Penzance
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Feb 17, 1944 - Mar 26, 1944

H.M.S. Pinafore
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Feb 14, 1944 - Mar 26, 1944

Trial by Jury
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Feb 14, 1944 - Mar 26, 1944

The Mikado
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Feb 11, 1944 - Mar 26, 1944

Victory Belles
Play, Original
Dec 05, 1943 - Jan 22, 1944

Lady, Behave!
Play, Original
Nov 21, 1943 - Dec 04, 1943

Laugh Time
Musical, Original, Vaudeville
Oct 17, 1943 - Nov 20, 1943

Blossom Time
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Sep 04, 1943 - Oct 09, 1943

Wine, Women and Song
Musical, Original, Revue
Sep 28, 1942 - Dec 03, 1942

Cuckoos on the Hearth
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 18, 1941 - Jan 03, 1942

The Straw Hat Revue
Musical, Original, Revue
Sep 29, 1939 - Dec 02, 1939

You Can't Take It With You
Play, Original, Comedy, Farce
Oct 31, 1938 - Dec 03, 1938

Drama at Inish
Play, Revival, Comedy
Dec 13, 1937 - Dec 1937

Juno and the Paycock
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Dec 06, 1937 - Dec 1937

The New Gossoon
Play, Revival, Comedy
Nov 29, 1937 - Dec 1937

In a Train
Play, Original, One Act
Nov 20, 1937 - Nov 1937

The Playboy of the Western World
Play, Revival, Comedy
Nov 20, 1937 - Nov 1937

The Far-off Hills
Play, Revival, Comedy
Oct 11, 1937 - Nov 1937

The Plough and the Stars
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Oct 07, 1937 - Oct 1937

Katie Roche
Play, Original
Oct 02, 1937 - Oct 1937

Todo Un Hombre
Play, Original
Apr 18, 1937 - Closing date unknown

Amor
Play, Original
Apr 18, 1937 - Closing date unknown

Terra Baja
Play, Original
Apr 18, 1937 - Closing date unknown

Cuando Los Hijos de Eva no son Lo Hijos de Adan
Play, Original
Apr 18, 1937 - Closing date unknown

Stork Mad
Play, Original, Farce
Sep 30, 1936 - Oct 1936

Mulatto
Play, Original, Drama
May 11, 1936 - Sep 12, 1936

Night of January 16
Play, Original, Melodrama
Sep 16, 1935 - Apr 1936

Post Road
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 08, 1935 - Jun 1935

A Lady Detained
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 09, 1935 - Jan 1935

Are You Decent
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 19, 1934 - Sep 1934

The Perfumed Lady
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 12, 1934 - Apr 1934

Biography
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 05, 1934 - Feb 1934

The Locked Room
Play, Original, Melodrama
Dec 25, 1933 - Jan 1934

Growing Pains
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 23, 1933 - Dec 1933

Under Glass
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 30, 1933 - Nov 1933

June Moon
Play, Revival, Comedy
May 15, 1933 - Jun 1933

Springtime for Henry
Play, Revival, Comedy
May 01, 1933 - May 1933

Young Sinners
Play, Revival, Comedy
Mar 06, 1933 - May 1933

The Silent House
Play, Revival, Melodrama
Nov 08, 1932 - Nov 1932

Chamberlain Brown's Scrap Book
Musical, Original, Revue, Vaudeville
Aug 01, 1932 - Aug 08, 1932

Intimate Relations
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 28, 1932 - Apr 1932

New Chauve-Souris
Musical, Original, Revue
Oct 21, 1931 - Nov 1931

If I Were You
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 23, 1931 - Nov 1931

Blossom Time
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Mar 04, 1931 - Mar 1931

Death Takes a Holiday
Play, Revival, Drama, Fantasy
Feb 16, 1931 - Mar 1931

King Lear
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Dec 25, 1930 - Dec 1930

Hamlet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Dec 25, 1930 - Closing date unknown

The Merchant of Venice
Play, Revival, Comedy
Dec 25, 1930 - Closing date unknown

Julius Caesar
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Dec 25, 1930 - Closing date unknown

Macbeth
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Dec 25, 1930 - Closing date unknown

As You Like It
Play, Revival, Comedy
Dec 25, 1930 - Closing date unknown

King Richard III
Play, Revival, History
Dec 25, 1930 - Closing date unknown

Sweet Chariot
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 23, 1930 - Oct 1930

The Humbug
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 27, 1929 - Dec 1929

Stripped
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 21, 1929 - Nov 1929

A Strong Man's House
Play, Original, Drama
Sep 16, 1929 - Oct 1929

A Comedy of Women
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 13, 1929 - Oct 1929

Lady Dedlock
Play, Original, Romance, Melodrama
Dec 31, 1928 - Feb 1929

Angela
Musical, Original, Comedy, Play with music
Dec 03, 1928 - Jan 07, 1929

Redemption
Play, Revival
Nov 19, 1928 - Dec 1928

Just a Minute
Musical, Original, Vaudeville
Oct 08, 1928 - Nov 17, 1928

Fast Life
Play, Original, Melodrama
Sep 26, 1928 - Oct 1928

The Money Lender
Play, Original
Aug 27, 1928 - Sep 1928

The Outsider
Play, Revival, Drama
Apr 09, 1928 - May 1928

The Great Necker
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 06, 1928 - Apr 1928

The Racket
Play, Original
Nov 22, 1927 - Mar 1928

The Matrimonial Bed
Play, Original
Oct 12, 1927 - Oct 1927

Queen High
Musical, Original, Comedy
Sep 08, 1926 - Jul 23, 1927

No More Women
Play, Original, Comedy
Aug 03, 1926 - Aug 1926

The Great Gatsby
Play, Original, Drama
Feb 02, 1926 - May 1926

Applesauce
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 28, 1925 - Dec 1925

The Virgin of Bethulia
Play, Original
Feb 23, 1925 - Mar 1925

Bluffing Bluffers
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 22, 1924 - Jan 1925

Princess April
Musical, Original, Comedy
Dec 01, 1924 - Dec 20, 1924

The Dream Girl
Musical, Original, Play
Aug 20, 1924 - Nov 29, 1924

A Love Scandal
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 17, 1923 - Dec 1923

Steadfast
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 29, 1923 - Nov 1923

The Newcomers
Musical, Original, Revue
Aug 08, 1923 - Aug 1923

Caroline
Musical, Original, Romantic Comedy
Jan 31, 1923 - Jun 09, 1923

The Lady in Ermine
Musical, Original
Oct 02, 1922 - Jan 1923

Blossom Time
Musical, Original, Comedy, Operetta
Aug 07, 1922 - Oct 1922

Blossom Time
Musical, Original, Comedy, Operetta
Sep 29, 1921 - Jul 01, 1922

Biff! Bing! Bang!
Musical, Original, Revue
May 09, 1921 - Jul 09, 1921

The Rose Girl
Musical, Original, Comedy
Feb 11, 1921 - May 07, 1921

Benefits and Special Events

The Visit
Special, Revival, Benefit,Concert
Nov 30, 2011 - Nov 30, 2011

Passion
Special, Revival, Benefit, Concert
Oct 20, 2004 - Oct 20, 2004

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