by Chris Hale                               Address: 219 West 49th Street
6 July 2008                                                New York, NY 10019  
                                                                Phone: (212) 239-6200   

   The Ambassador Theatre was built, in 1921, by the Shuberts and was designed by architect Herbert J. Krapp. The theatre is constructed on a diagonal with an angled entrance to accommodate seating for 1088. After the Shubert Organization sold the theatre in 1935, the Ambassador spent two decades as a movie house, radio and television studio, before it was repurchased in 1956 by the Shubert Organization for theatrical purposes. In 1985, the Ambassador Theatre was designated a New York City landmark. Among the successful performances at this theatre includes: The Lion in Winter, The Diary of Anne Frank, Stop the World – I Want to Get Off, Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk, The Tenth Man, the revival of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, the Pulitzer-prize winning Topdog/Underdog, and is currently the home of the revival of Kander and Ebb’s Chicago, winner of 6 Tony Awards.