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The Ethel Barrymore Theatre is the only surviving theatre of the many Lee and J.J. Shubert built for performers who were affiliated with them. Ethel Barrymore was part of the renowned Barrymore acting dynasty, and her tremendous popularity in New...more
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10 Tony awards mean little to me, especially since a good part of the show was hard to hear (poor sound mix for first 10-15 min), and since a good 20% of the dialog was in Jewish or Egyptian language, and since there is so...More
We recently saw The Band's Visit at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. It was a great show and the theater itself was more relaxed than most. Bathrooms were nice and there did not seem to be a pressing crowd as there is in some theaters. Very...More
This was my first visit to the Barrymore Theatre, which is beautiful. We went to see The Band's Visit, which was a delightful, touching show that speaks to the best of our humanity. What stood out for my friend and I though, was the superb...More
As far as theatres in New York go this one is fairly standard and on the smaller side - but it appears that all seats are good for viewing vantage points. Unfortunately - the theatre was somewhat cold inside and half way through the performance...More
The seating is not bad as theater sitting goes in N.Y. The musical was fantastic in its story and acting. The main lady character is great and clearly overshadows the rest, which were good at it also. I will highly recommend this play
We will not return to this theatre for several reasons. The actors’ voice were inaudible over half of the time. The seating very uncomfortable. At the end of the performance we wanted to admire the interior architecture and were told to leave because they wanted...More
Date of experience: November 2018
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Sam S, Manager at Barrymore Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018
I'm sorry to hear that you've had this experience.
Due to heightened security in the area, we are not allowed to have patrons linger inside the venue. You can find more pictures of the Barrymore Theatre at www.shubert.nyc.com (along with the history of...More
We had read the reviews and were so expecting a great show but by far this was the absolute worst musical we have ever seen. It was so slow and actually boring. The muscians and vocalists were so talented but the four of us that...More
Date of experience: October 2018
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Sam S, Manager at Barrymore Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018
I'm sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the show.
We thank you for your patronage.
This review is more for the production than the actual theatre - although the theatre was lovely and our seats (mezz, row C) were great.
We visited to see THE BANDS VISIT - normally i go to see musical theatre to be entertained - i...More
I feel asleep. This was gong nowhere. Not much of a plot. Not much relationship building. The points that could have been accentuated were short and uneventful. The play was right when it says “there was an event you probably didn’t hear about because it...More