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Walter Kerr Theater

218 West 48th Street, New York City, NY (Manhattan)
(212) 239-6200
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Ranked #426 of 851 attractions in New York City
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Jul 6, 2014
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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279 reviews 279 reviews
20 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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new york
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580 reviews 580 reviews
202 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

It is a gem of a theater and small. My husband also found the seats uncomfortable. I was mesmerized by A Gentlemen's Guide to Love & Murder-staging, costumes, etc. Many discount seats still available. Always look at the ceilings when in NY Broadway theatres. But the ladies room lines at itnermission! I ussually make a dash for a nearby restaurant... More

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I visit NYC once to twice a year and see 3-5 shows each trip. I know space in NYC is at a premium and theater seats are small but goodness. I sat in the mezzanine and my knees were touching the back of the person in front of me. I am 5"4 and petite and I had zero room. none.... More

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Brussels, Belgium
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We went to see "A gentleman's guide to love and murder" in this theater. First of all, the play was AWESOME! Even if we are not native English, we could understand the 90% of the play, and we laughed SO much!! If you ever have the occasion to go and see this play, do it! The theater is fantastic! Very... More

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