The past few months have been busy for HUDSON and journalists have taken notice. The Washington Post recently profiled HUDSON founder and CEO, Neil Mazzella, to highlight Hudson Theatrical Associates’ role in restarting the Broadway industry. So far in 2021, HUDSON has already worked in over 20 Broadway and Off-Broadway theatres, not to mention the numerous venues abroad and across the United States. HUDSON provided many facets of support to long-running shows, such as The Lion King, Aladdin, and five productions of Hamilton. Some of the tasks at hand included recertifying flame resistance for soft goods, testing Hudson Motion Control systems, and deploying COVID safety measures. There are also some fresh faces on the marquees in New York City this season. HUDSON supplied technical supervision and production management to many shows taking their first Broadway bow, including Caroline Or Change, Chicken & Biscuits, Freestyle Love Supreme, American Utopia, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Pass Over and to productions recently un-paused, such as Girl from the North Country, Jagged Little Pill, Ain’t Too Proud, Chicago, and Hadestown.
Up in Yonkers, Hudson Scenic Studio has been back to work for well over a year after a brief COVID-induced hiatus, engineering and fabricating Broadway shows, television studio sets, architectural installations, museum exhibits, custom experiential automation systems, and much more. With theatres reopening across the country, ABC6 Philadelphia stopped by to see how HUDSON supplies scenery for national tours, including Ain’t Too Proud, Hadestown, Oklahoma!, and The Prom. Westchester Magazine sat down with lead production manager, Carrie Winker, to talk about how HUDSON utilized the industry shutdown to conduct maintenance and upgrades on paused productions. HUDSON also received a kind shout out from Freestyle Love Supreme lighting designer, Jeff Croiter, in his interview with Live Design about the new production at the Booth Theatre, which will soon be on tour around the U.S.