Ambassador Theatre (1980) New York, NY | Playbill

Ambassador Theatre

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The Ambassador opened in 1921 at 215 W. 49th Street, financed by the Shuberts. Designed by Herbert J. Krapp, the theatre’s auditorium is unique in its diagonal orientation, designed to optimize limited square footage. Since 2003, the Ambassador has housed the 1996 revival of Chicago and its bevy of stars.

  • Built: 1921
  • Number of Seats: 1080
  • Longest Running Show: As You Like It
  • Performances: 23,659

Owner History

Jan 01, 1973 - "The Shubert Organization, Inc." Theatre Owner
Aug 04, 1945 - Jun 27, 1950 Joseph and Sam Siritzky Theatre Lessee
Nov 14, 1941 - May 14, 1942 Irving Maidman Theatre Lessee
Jan 01, 1924 - Oct 20, 1931 Shubert Theatre Corporation Theatre Owner
Feb 11, 1921 - Dec 31, 1924 Messrs. Shubert (Lee and J. J.) Theatre Owner
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