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Walter Kerr Theater

218 West 48th Street, New York City, NY (Manhattan)
(212) 239-6200
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Ranked #351 of 830 attractions in New York City
Type: Theaters
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- Mar 22, 2014
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English first
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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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89 helpful votes 89 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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new york
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171 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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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NC
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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
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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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Toronto, Canada
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Had seats in Mezzanine. Worst legroom I've ever encounters. I was prepared to walk out despite the fantastic performance. I'm 6'2" and anyone over 5'2" would be uncomfortable. I will never buy tickets there if I can't sit in the orchestra level. Fortunately they had a couple of empty seats and moved us when we complained.

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

This theater is very beautiful. Its smaller than theaters that have musicals, which works really well for a play. The seats are very small, but it wasnt a problem for us. We sat in the last row of the mezzanine to the right side and were able to see everything without a problem. The play itself was great with a... More

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Albany, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

My friends and I saw The Heiress over the weekend at this theater and it is just beautiful inside!! The seats were pretty comfy for an old theater and everything was very clean and shining! Very easy to get in and out of the place; easy to find and worth another trip for a new show!

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