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New Amsterdam Theater

214 West 42nd St, New York City, NY 10036-7202 (Manhattan)
(212) 282-2900
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Ranked #77 of 856 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Description: The lavish decor of the Walt Disney theater is the perfect setting for the popular play production of The Lion King.
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Montreal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We booked tickets in advance on the website and picked them up at the theatre. We were running late and only arrived there 10 minutes before the show but were able to get the tickets and get to our seats in time. They were on the balcony, which is pretty high up and they cost $118. We had a great... More

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Independence, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The show was amazing. The genie really did Robin Williams' character justice! The show was comical and had enough of the songs you know and love mixed with original scores.

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Demarest, NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Saw "Aladdin" last week. Awesome show. The theater building is gorgeous, but the seating leaves much to be desired. My older daughter, granddaughter and I were seated in the mezzanine center seats HH 107-109 which were excellent seats if only they had been staggered, as they are one behind the other which makes it difficult to see the stage when... More

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Nashville, TN
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My partner and I travelled to NYC for the July 4th Weekend and our 14th Anniversary. We were so excited to have tickets for the 7/5/14 evening show. Arrived and was shown our seats, we noticed that the theater's seating was steep. This grade proved to be an issue when the couple were seated directly in front of us. The... More

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Bronx, New York, USA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

this theatre has been re-modeled and is an incredible venue - the last time for Aladdin I sat front mez row FF aisle seat 1 with plenty of leg room

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Had the good fortune to see Alladin at the Amsterdam theater. The theater it self was well appointed and efficient, though bear in mind you might have to queue outside for a while during peak times. Leg room isnt plentiful either. However these are minor niggles as the atmosphere is terrific. The play itself was outstanding, stunning production values with... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I had purchased tickets for a Saturday matinee show of Aladdin (lower left L1 & L3). I must say, the New Amsterdam, after its restoration is gorgeous. My suggestion is to arrive early and take some time to walk around the lobby, theater and basement area before the show begins. The play was terrific, however, I feel the need to... More

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usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

i agree with others, we were in nosebleed seats too, but the show was great! volume good! view good! still really enjoyed it. however, my husband also did complain his knees were hurting, not good leg room.

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Ohio
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

We booked tickets to Alladin because Lion King was sold out. Great show that had a lot of flash and color. As in the animated movie, the "Genie" stole the show. That guy had tons of energy. 15 yr old and 11 yr old both enjoyed it. Highly recommend...even from nosebleed seats.

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New Jersey
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I brought my 6 year old daughter to this show and she just loved it! There was an elevator but it is old and only holds about 15 people so is crowded most of the time. We did get balcony seats but they were very high in this venue so I recommend going to the mezzanine as the highest. The... More

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