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Cherry Lane Theatre

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Address: 38 Commerce Street, just off Seventh Avenue, New York City, NY
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Great theatre, great location, great cause, great shows

The Cherry Lane is located in my favorite New York City neighborhood, the West Village. It has a rich history of fostering new playwrights. I've seen two shows there: Mike... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Birmingham, Mich

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Birmingham, Mich
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61 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cherry Lane is located in my favorite New York City neighborhood, the West Village. It has a rich history of fostering new playwrights. I've seen two shows there: Mike Birbiglia (and Lena Dunham stopped by), and Colin Quinn. Both were comedy shows, which is not typical. Both were great. The theatre is small, clean and there isn't a bad... More 

Thank Ballerman
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We really liked the idea of going off Broadway, and chose this theatre since we were staying close by in Greenwich Village. The Cherry Lane Theatre is very intimate and laid back, has some history, is reasonable priced, and we saw an excellent show in Laugh It Up, Stare It Down - great acting and an amusing play by Alan... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

What a charming and sophisticated place. Tucked into a quiet lane in the West Village. Saw "Everything You Touch" on a snowy afternoon. Brilliant acting. Legacy of top talent and new work. Reasonable ticket prices. Cute restaurant/bar two doors down. Great place for a relaxing and enlightening outing. Hidden treasure -- few tourists -- lots of arts insiders.

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Loved this theater, small and intimate. All seats are close to the stage so you can't get a bad seat. Saw "Everything You Touch" and we all enjoyed the play. Very fun thing to do. We had dinner before- there are some great restaurants close by and it was a great evening.

1 Thank NancTZ
new york
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Love the atmosphere of being in this small theater, it feels very intimate and cozy. Enjoy The Brightness of Heaven,just wished it had been a little longer as we wanted to know more about the characters. Many of the lines were thought provoking and funny. The cast was terrific. Talk after the show was an extra bonus, it is wonderful... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Enjoyed the Brightness of Heaven last night. The studio theater is small and intimate. This show was funny, moving and a clear depiction of Catholic life in the seventies. Fun area for an visit ..good restaurant ,the Commerce right next door. We will watch for up coming plays.

1 Thank Solitude1
Grand Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This wonderful play set in Buffalo in the 70's is about an Irish Catholic family during a time of change and how the younger family members are done with secrets and ready to move on with the times. It is the story of deep family love and is thought provoking but also humorous and fun. The set is terrific and... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

The Cherry Lane Theatre has been around for decades. It used to feel like that, but after it's renovation the seats are comfortable and not cramped, and the heating and air conditioning works, All in all a charming Theatre to see off off Broadway plays. Located on a picturesque West Village street.

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Medford, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My husband and I just loved this theatre. We saw Phoenix and it was great! But being on the qaint Commerce St. in the village was awesome. the theater is small, the plays are not!! And the seats are soo comfy. I cannot wait to return to see another play there!!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Attended the Saturday matinee performance of Phoenix at the Cherry Lane Theatre on Commerce Street in the West Village. What a pleasure to see Julia Stiles work through her issues by getting back on stage in this off-, off-Broadway play at the quaint Cherry Lane. Just a short walk from home and yet stimulating to the senses. The magic was... More 

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