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August Wilson Theater

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Address: 245 West 52nd Street, New York City, NY 10019 (Formerly Virginia Theatre)
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Great show

Love their exciting music. Didn't really have high expectations but had a great time. Must see before they go out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Woodstock, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

The show was awesome. I would never recommend it or any other show at August Wilson though. One small bathroom. 85 ladies in line at break. Restrooms are only on main level. Have to walk too many steps. Also seats are so cramped no room for knees if taller than 5'9". Show also starts late.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Love their exciting music. Didn't really have high expectations but had a great time. Must see before they go out.

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Weehawken, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The show Jersey Boys is currently playing here, which I reviewed separately. The August Wilson Theatre is a nice classic theater that was originally built in 1925. Like many of the older theaters, it is cozy. If you are a larger person, in both height or otherwise, you may find the seats a bit uncomfortable. If not, then the theater... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Finally got to see "Jersey Boys"! Small, intimate, and beautiful theater only 3 blocks from our hotel. The show was phenomenal and everything I had hoped it would be.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Great show the Jersey Boys. The theatre was convenient to where we stayed for the weekend. Theatre did feel cramped but will go back for a different show. Not a bad seat in the house.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Saw Jersey Boys, what a fantastic show. What a fantastic theatre...we had balcony seats, great view. Even the restrooms were well marshalled at the interval.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Theatre was a great setting for the Jersey Boys play. Staff was very friendly and the seats were wide enough to fit me at 6'6 370 lbs, which I was very worried about. Good experience. Drinks were high though but that's expected

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Kent, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

We came to see Jersey Boys with seats in the 5th row. Our seats were great and the show was incredible. All the actors had their characters spot on. The actor who plays Frankie Valli looks a lot like him and sounds just like him. This is a relatively small theater so any seat is likely to give a pretty... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Friday night in New York, what better than tapping your foot to the Jersey Boys, story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Great show, with an interesting / fun story line and an amazing list of hits not just sung by Frankie Valli but many, more recent artists. Show runs from 8pm to 10.30pm with a 20 min intermission.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Fantastic venue. not too expensive drinks. Small (ish) venue. fantastic show. great music. well worth seeing. sat 15 Nov 2014.

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