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Walter Kerr Theater

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Address: 218 West 48th Street, New York City, NY
Phone Number: (212) 239-6200
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Five Stars for The Crucible but One Star for Useless Staff

My daughter and I got amazing seats to see The Crucible. We were on the third row right in front of the stage. The actors are all amazing. True acting genius. The play is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My daughter and I got amazing seats to see The Crucible. We were on the third row right in front of the stage. The actors are all amazing. True acting genius. The play is depressing but well written and thought provoking. I would have enjoyed myself if not for the rude old man next to my daughter. The seats are... More 

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Kingston Parish, Jamaica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very impressive structure and decor. Visited to experience The Crucible which was outstanding. Sound quality and lighting were excellent. The box office was surprisingly efficient and the internal staff were professional. The carpeted stairways had a musty air and the seating was extremely tight. This made the experience somewhat tortuous and the intermission provided the opportunity to stretch ones legs.... More 

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Boyertown
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came up from PA and stood in line for 2 hrs. for rush tickets to see "The Crucible". I was the 2nd person in line. Long story short... Upon opening there were 2 windows for tickets. The girl in front of me & I compared tickets tickets to see where we were sitting. Her tickets were 4th row orchestra,... More 

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw The Crucible at the Walter Kerr Theater. We were in the balcony and could see the entire stage. Not too cold on the top floor either. Clean and carefully preserved. Would definitely see a play there again.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Recently witnessed the production of the Crucible in May and the theatre is a beaut. I'm over 6 feet tall and yes the seating is intimate but that should be the point. In the days of yesteryear, theatre goers actually discussed the play during intermission and stayed in their seats. Now it's get on the cellphone or get a drink... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This is a lovely art deco style theater. We visited and saw an excellent production of The crucible and could hear and see well, even though we were seated right at the back of the theater, high up. The seats were perfectly acceptable, and comfortable enough, so no complaints from my family there. I should also note there was an... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We booked to go and see the Crucible before we headed off to New York. I have to make it clear that the production of the Crucible was brilliant and the performances from all of the actors was exceptional (especially Ben Whishaw, Sophie Okonedo, Ciaran Hinds and Saoirse Ronan). If I was scoring the evening based on the production alone... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Seats and theater are nice enough but if you aren't short, you are going to be in a tight space. All theaters are too tight but this one is tighter

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Newton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We saw the new production of The Crucible in this theater. A lovely setting for a play; friendly ushers who helped us find our seats...certainly a wonderful Broadway experience. Thank you to the staff; bravo to the cast and crew of the production.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Recently saw The Crucible here and enjoyed every moment of it. The show was awesome and theater offered great seating with lots of character in the architecture. The acoustics were fantastic as well.

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