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Walter Kerr Theater

218 West 48th Street, New York City, NY (Manhattan)
(212) 239-6200
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Ranked #401 of 856 Attractions in New York City
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2014
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Killingworth, Connecticut
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135 reviews 135 reviews
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We just attended "A Gentlemans Guide to Love and Murder" which was a great show. Our tickets were at the will call window which I will ALWAYS do from now on. When we arrived we found out that Jefferson Mays was absent and the understudy would be performing. My husband whined a bit and they upgraded us to 5th row... More

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Effingham, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Saw the play, "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," and enjoyed the comedy. Wonderful actors and actresses! Theatre was nice. Good seats. One actor played several different people from the same family and was wonderful. Play moved along quickly.

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Dallas, PA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Attending the show, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, made me think how likely I felt about the show. I loved the show but sitting in the balcony was pure murder. Firstly, it is NOT a balcony, but rather the catwalk for the spotlights. They place 2 rows of temporary seats in this catwalk and called it the balcony.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The show was wonderful. I had seen the original movie, but no one else in my party had. Still they enjoyed the show immensely. We were in the first row center of the balcony. Great view of the actors' heads! But occasionally a little trouble hearing the actors. People behind us in the second row balcony ended up leaving because... More

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Tennessee
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The show was great but the theatre was a mess. No leg room. If you are over 5-11, look for an aisle seat on the side. They are the only seats with leg room. My wife, who is 5-2 had to get up to stretch because of a lack of legroom. Clearly, they crammed every seat possible in the theatre.... More

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Pennsylvania, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

My friends and I attended a performance of "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" and the show was fantastic. The theater is another matter. I agree with a previous post about the sloping floors, but that was nothing in comparison to the extremely small seats. I freely admit I'm a large person, but those seats would be hard for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Excellent in every way !! Hillarious...very clever...superb cast !!! Saw Phantom the night before...would have loved to hear them do POTO. denis henry james-adele

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This theatre is old fashioned in the extreme with tiny seats, sloping floors, inconvenient restrooms, and staff with an attitude (not a service ethic). We saw a Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder and enjoyed the entertaining performance despite the seat discomfort, draft, and the unsettling slope to the floor. I hope to find better venues in the future.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

The staff at this theater were wonderful from the box office to the ushers. However, we were seated in the left orchestra section which was fine to see most of the show HOWEVER the seats were the most narrow we have experienced (and we see a lot of shows). Also there was a horrible cold draft which became worse during... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I was looking for a show to go with two teenagers over the Christmas holidays and we bought three tickets to see "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder". After reading reviews on how small and crowded the theatre was, I was a bit apprehensive. In the end, I couldn't have wished for a better choice. We got seats 1,3... More

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