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Walter Kerr Theater

Address: 218 West 48th Street, New York City, NY (Manhattan)
Phone Number: (212) 239-6200
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Ranked #295 of 633 Attractions in New York City
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
72 helpful votes 72 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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53 attraction reviews
239 helpful votes 239 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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Orlando, Florida
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19 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

On Sunday, September 21 we had tickets to the matinee performance. Due to the 400,000 protesters in NYC protesting climate change, we were 40 minutes late to the show. We had allowed lots of extra time for the drive. The usher said we could walk in late or if we lived in the area she would see about getting us... More 

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Killingworth, Connecticut
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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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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
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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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
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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