We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Booth Theatre

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 222 West 45th Street, New York City, NY 10036
Phone Number: 212-239-6200
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 51 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 28
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
Wonderful Venue

We saw Elephant Man at this intimate theater. The actors were amazing and the play was excellent. The seating is comfortable and it's fun to wait for the actors to come out the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Similar Things to Do in New York City

Add Photo Write a Review

51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
161 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We saw Elephant Man at this intimate theater. The actors were amazing and the play was excellent. The seating is comfortable and it's fun to wait for the actors to come out the stage door.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
107 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Just saw this show. It starts off slowly but very soon gets you in. It is irreverent. Lots of foul language but the puppet is hilarious. Alex Mandrell plays the lead and was fantastic. How he can remember his lines as well as his foul mouthed hand is amazing. Loved the show. Definitely recommend.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We laughed our way through most of the show despite the fact that it's a disturbing story of a mother & son reeling from the unexpected death of their unhappy patriarch & the way others use that loss to get closer to them. The acting from all five actors was superb, especially Geneva Carr as the mother. We were initially... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Small theatre. Sat on the aisle row 7 - great seat. A teen boy w/his evil, foul mouthed puppet alongw/his crazy mother dominate the show. This show is not for the prudish. If you are OK w/the F word being thrown around up and down and sideways then you are good to go! Funny sex scene 1st act and hilarious... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Small, intimate theater. I saw Hand to God at this Theater and I loved it. I think the show is a must-see when you go visit NYC. I sat in the last row of the center mezzanine and the vantage point is still great. Audio was great. I was a little distracted by sound booth on the right box section... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Level Contributor
24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Had the opportunity on this trip see Hand of God. Probably not for those of faith and the moral majority but we sure loved it! Well acted and very entertaining. I highly recommend it to our friends that take religion these days with a grain of salt.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
263 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

A boy’s despondency over his father’s untimely death forms the catalyst for the new offbeat and raucous Broadway play, Hands to God. Jason (Steven Boyer) has almost shut down over the anguish he feels. The world is suffocating him. He doesn’t communicate well with his mother Margery (Geneva Carr) who, as a way to cope with her grief, has started... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
White Plains, New York
Level Contributor
254 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Hand to God is a funny, irreverent play exploring the evil that lies within every person. Ironically, the setting is in a church, where lascivious and destructive activities take place throughout the production. Steven Boyer gives a bravura performance as the mild-mannered Jason and his alter-ego Tyrone, a Dr. Jeckyll-Mr. Hyde clone. However, instead of potions, the devil rears his... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Orleans, Louisiana
Level Contributor
22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

My boyfriend and I went to see the Elephant Man in February 2015. The show itself was amazing, of course. I was very surprised about how intimate the theater is. I was expecting a much larger theater like the ones we have here in New Orleans. When I walked in, I was delighted. We were only about 10 rows from... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bronx, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Boy what a play...I always enjoy going to the Booth b/c it's such a beautiful, intimate theater. I've loved everything I've seen there so far (Glass Menagerie, Virginia Woolf) and Hand to God was no exception. If you enjoy shows like Book of Mormon, then you'll love this one. Very thought provoking. Would love to go see it again!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Booth Theatre also viewed


Been to Booth Theatre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Booth Theatre staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?

Staying in Midtown

Neighborhood Profile
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
Explore this neighborhood