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Booth Theater

222 West 45th Street, New York City, NY 10036
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Ranked #632 of 856 Attractions in New York City
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Feb 13, 2014
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Sweden
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I saw The Glassmenagerie on Feb. 8. and was completely blown away by it. The play in itself may not be the greatest one of all times - but the performance was. The cast was outstanding, but Celia Keenan-Bolger, who playes Laura, stood out. This actress has a sence of authenticity that I have never experienced before during any stage... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Loved the Glass Menagerie but we were sitting on the last row right over the Radiator heater. Don't buy the cheap seats to this play, you will be sorry!

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Athens, Greece
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

I went to see the glass menagerie in this theater. The theater is fine and a little bit expensive. The performance was poor because the directoir somehow decided to turn this drama into a comedy. Everyone was laughing in the theater as if if was a conedy. And all these for $75.

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Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
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71 reviews 71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

The show we saw (the Glass Menagerie) was excellent. The theater itself, not so much. Cramped, lots of partial-view seating, and not very comfortable. Service was average.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

The theater is beautiful. Read up on the history of the place and the tie to Lincoln's assassination. Small theater, very well restored. Glass Menagerie is playing there now. Saw someone else complaining about concession pricing. Not so. $8 for a Coors Light? So what. Don't have a problem paying that much for a beer at a sports stadium but... More

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North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Bette Midler was fabulous in "I'll Eat You Last". Two glasses of champagne set us back $30 (about four ounces per cup for $28 with a $2 tip). The theater was of the old deco-ish style and just right for a one-woman show like this one.

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Dallas, Texas
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121 reviews 121 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful architecture and decor. Lovely NYC venue on Schubert Alley. Seats a bit cramped. But great overall venue.

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NY
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

The play was fantastic ("Il'll Eat You Last," starring Bette Midler), but the seating experience, horrific! Everyone was jammed together as though we would be taking off any moment. We did, but I refer to the play, not the seats! What is wrong with Broadway? Now that they charge astronomical prices, you would think they could afford to give you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Sometimes old theaters are distractingly beautiful. The architecture weighs on the point of the building. Although the Booth is very nice, it's also very functional. My seat was never uncomfortable during the over 3 hour Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? show. You can drink and eat snacks during the show. The bathrooms are fairly far from seats, downstairs, but I... More

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Athens, Greece
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88 reviews 88 reviews
28 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

On this particular review I am concentrating on the play, not the theatre per se. If you find yourself in the city while it's on, please do yourselves a favour and go see this play. Seen it three times already in theatres around the world (London, Athens and here). This was the best rendition yet. I know the story and... More

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