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Walter Kerr Theater

218 West 48th Street, New York City, NY (Manhattan)
(212) 239-6200
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Ranked #471 of 851 attractions in New York City
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Jul 28, 2014
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Dallas, PA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
13 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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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
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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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283 reviews 283 reviews
23 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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48 reviews 48 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
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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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591 reviews 591 reviews
208 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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NC
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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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