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Walter Kerr Theater

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Address: 218 West 48th Street, New York City, NY
Phone Number: (212) 239-6200
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nice little theatre

i went to see a gentlemans guide to love and murder in this theatre. First of all the show was great, very funny with that brittish monty python type of humor. The Theatre is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The theater is small so almost every seat in the house is great. We purchased balcony seats which had a limited view but really not bad at all for the price. Theater is old with lovely original architectural details.The stair climb to the balcony is steep, so not good for elderly or anyone with limited movement. My 12 year old... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

i went to see a gentlemans guide to love and murder in this theatre. First of all the show was great, very funny with that brittish monty python type of humor. The Theatre is small so every seat is a great seat. Went to the 50% off ticket place where the "stairs" are, and got third row for the 2... More 

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University Heights, Ohio
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Just steps into the building you are already in the theatre. It is a classic small theatre with steep steps and great art. We saw "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" and it was fantastic. Would see a show here again.

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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 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
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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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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
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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
12 helpful votes 12 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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