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Ambassador Theatre

Midtown West

Home of the long-running revival of Chicago, the Ambassador opened in 1921 and can seat 1,088 customers at a time. Designed by the Shuberts’ prime architect, Herbert Knapp, this building presented a unique challenge. Since the plot of land at 215 W 49th St was too narrow for a conventional theater design, Knapp placed the auditorium diagonally. This means that the stage has little wing space and an unusual hexagonal shape. Works just fine for the lean, mean Chicago.

Venue name: Ambassador Theatre
Address: 219 W 49th St
New York

Cross street: between Broadway and Eighth Ave
Venue phone: 212-239-6200
Website: http://shubertorganization.com/theatres/ambassador.asp
Transport: Subway: C, E to 50th St; N, R to 49th St; 1 to 50th St
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