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Walter Kerr Theater

Address: 218 West 48th Street, New York City, NY (Midtown)
Phone Number: (212) 239-6200
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Ranked #383 of 1,620 things to do in New York City
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I saw a Gentleman's Guide at a Wednesday matinee and the whole cast was there, no understudies. The show was phenomenal, the music fantastic, the cast animated, and the entire thing was hysterical without being raunchy. See it with Jefferson Mays, he truly makes the performance fantastic.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I saw my first Broadway musical at the Kerr. "A Gentlemen's to Love and Murder" was amazing, and the theater was the consummate theater. Cozy, beautiful -- everything one imagines a Broadway theater to be.

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San Marcos, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

No elevators so if you can't climb stairs, get a floor level seat but you'll still have to climb the stairs to the restrooms.

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three way tn
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124 reviews 124 reviews
11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Nothing to recommend here other than sore knees if you're 5'8" or taller. Forget the show - A Gentleman's Guide to Murder - and it's "spitting" star who plays multiple roles pretty much the same...............For this show to be #1 in such a great city..............ridiculous. Just for the record, we like upbeat shows or spectacles - so from Les Miz... More 

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Folsom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We saw a Gentleman's Guide To Love And Marriage. I very popular musical comedy and were thoroughly entertained. This is an older smaller theater which makes it more fun.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This was the first theatre I experienced in NYC (seeing 'Gentleman's Guide...'), and I was fascinated by the utter lack of public space. I soon learned that this was typical for Broadway theatres, however it may pay novices to note the following: 1. There is NO foyer. Just an entrance wide enough to accommodate the box office at one end.... More 

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Branchburg, NJ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We (9 total family and friends) watched the 26 October 2014 Sunday 3PM show of "A gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder". The theater, built in 1921, is very small. Seat size and leg room are like those found in the airplane economy cabin. The rise from one row to another is quite steep so it could be a challenge... More 

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Wonderful Boulder Colorado
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47 reviews 47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Never had the pleasure of viewing a play at the Kerr theatre (a jujamcyn theatre, mind you). Not only was the small, close-knit seating a pleasure, but the play.... "A Genteman's Guide..." was absolutely superb. Acoustics, visuals and crowd flow all tres bon. Wouldn't hesitate to visit this theatre and in fact see most any agreeable title... certainly including "A... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I recently saw "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" and sat in the cheap balcony seats. The play was great and the theater is pretty, much nicer than a lot of the Broadway theaters I've been to. The balcony seats aren't so bad; there is a very steep view of the stage, but we could see everything (had to... More 

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Petoskey, Michigan
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309 reviews 309 reviews
54 attraction reviews
245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Picked up our tickets at the "will call" window and whisked right into the theater. No long lines anywhere. After finding our seats, we got a glass of wine and settled down. I've never enjoyed a glass of wine DURING a show, so this was a treat (they serve them in cups with a lid and a little notch that... More 

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