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Walter Kerr Theatre (Broadway) - Theater Information

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Address:
219 West 48th St.

New York, NY

BUILT: 1921

SEATING CAPACITY: 945
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Walter Kerr Theatre (Broadway) History

The Walter Kerr Theatre was built in 1921, and was designed by none other than Herbert J. Krapp, who also designed the Ambassador Theatre, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Biltmore Theatre, Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, Broadhurst Theatre and more. Originally called the Ritz Theatre, it was operated as a radio station and television studio from 1943 to 1965. Between 1956 to 1965, the theatre bounced between owners before falling into disuse from 1965 to 1971. It reopened with the musical Soon, featuring a book by Martin Duberman, which closed after three performances. In 1973, the theatre became a children's theater named for Robert F. Kennedy, before being acquired by Jujamcyn Theaters in 1980. In 1990 the theatre was restored and named after theater critic Walter Kerr.

hows performed at the theatre include The Piano Lesson (1987), Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes (1993), Seven Guitars (1996), Proof (2000), A Little Night Music (2009), Lysistrata Jones (2011), Clybourne Park (2012), A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (2013), The Crucible (2016), Amélie (2017), Springsteen on Broadway (2017), and Hadestown (2019). Stars who have appeared on the Walter Kerr Stage include Joe MantelloKathleen ChalfantMarcia Gay HardenMary-Louise ParkerSaoirse RonanJessica ChastainEva Noblezada, Phillipa Soo, André De Shields, Reeve Carney and more.



What Shows Played the Walter Kerr Theatre (Broadway)

DATES PRODUCTION
? - ? Hadestown (2019)
? - ? Springsteen on Broadway (2017)
3/9/2017 - 5/21/2017 Amelie (2017)
9/29/2016 - 1/8/2017 Falsettos (2016)
2/29/2016 - 7/17/2016 The Crucible (2016)
10/22/2013 - 1/17/2016 A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder (2013)
7/9/2013 - 9/15/2013 Forever Tango (2013)
3/26/2013 - 5/5/2013 The Testament of Mary (2013)
10/6/2012 - 2/9/2013 The Heiress (2012)
3/26/2012 - 9/2/2012 Clybourne Park (2012)
11/12/2011 - 1/8/2012 Lysistrata Jones (2011)
4/4/2011 - 6/25/2011 The House of Blue Leaves (2011)
11/24/2009 - 1/9/2011 A Little Night Music (2009)
3/10/2009 - 6/28/2009 Irena's Vow (2009)
9/16/2008 - 12/21/2008 The Seagull (2008)
3/25/2008 - 7/27/2008 A Catered Affair (2008)
10/4/2007 - 2/24/2008 A Bronx Tale (2007)
10/3/2006 - 7/29/2007 Grey Gardens (2006)
3/9/2005 - 7/2/2006 Doubt (2005)
11/23/2004 - 2/6/2005 Gem of the Ocean (2004)
3/22/2004 - 4/25/2004 Sixteen Wounded (2004)
2/4/2003 - 1/4/2004 Take Me Out (2003)
10/10/2000 - 1/5/2003 Proof (2000)
3/7/2000 - 7/2/2000 A Moon for the Misbegotten (2000)
12/3/1999 - 2/13/2000 Waiting in the Wings (1999)
3/23/1999 - 11/28/1999 The Weir (1999)
4/14/1998 - 3/14/1999 The Beauty Queen of Leenane (1998)
6/17/1997 - 4/5/1998 Forever Tango (1997)
10/25/1996 - 4/20/1997 Present Laughter (1996)
3/17/1996 - 9/8/1996 Seven Guitars (1996)
10/5/1995 - 11/25/1995 Patti LuPone on Broadway (1995)
1/20/1995 - 9/17/1995 Love! Valour! Compassion! (1995)
10/23/1993 - 12/4/1994 Angels in America: Perestroika (1993)
4/13/1993 - 12/4/1994 Angels in America (1993)
4/13/1993 - 12/4/1994 Angels in America: Millennium Approaches (1993)
4/7/1992 - 8/30/1992 Two Trains Running (1992)
1/13/1992 - 2/1/1992 Crazy He Calls Me (1992)
3/18/1991 - 6/22/1991 I Hate Hamlet (1991)
4/10/1990 - 1/27/1991 The Piano Lesson (1990)
10/6/1959 - 11/1/1959 The Great God Brown (1959)
12/3/1958 - 5/16/1959 The Disenchanted (1958)
10/30/1958 - 11/29/1958 The Man in the Dog Suit (1958)
4/29/1958 - 5/31/1958 The Firstborn (1958)
3/4/1958 - 3/29/1958 The Waltz of the Toreadors (1958)
1/22/1958 - 2/15/1958 Summer of the 17th Doll (1958)
10/16/1957 - 12/7/1957 Nature's Way (1957)
1/17/1957 - 5/11/1957 The Waltz of the Toreadors (1957)
12/25/1956 - 1/5/1957 Saint Joan (1956)
11/1/1956 - 12/22/1956 The Sleeping Prince (1956)
2/8/1956 - 6/2/1956 The Great Sebastians (1956)
4/25/1955 - 9/27/1955 The Bad Seed (1954)
11/3/1954 - 3/12/1955 Quadrille (1954)
9/23/1954 - 10/30/1954 All Summer Long (1954)
12/30/1953 - 7/10/1954 The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker (1953)
10/7/1953 - 10/31/1953 The Little Hut (1953)
12/18/1952 - 5/30/1953 The Children's Hour (1952)
5/28/1952 - 6/8/1952 Sunday Breakfast (1952)
2/1/1952 - 4/26/1952 Jane (1952)
10/18/1951 - 12/15/1951 Faithfully Yours (1951)
3/7/1951 - 6/2/1951 The Autumn Garden (1951)
2/13/1951 - 2/17/1951 Not for Children (1951)
11/1/1950 - 12/31/1950 Hilda Crane (1950)
4/27/1950 - 11/4/1950 Tickets, Please! (1950)
2/22/1950 - 3/11/1950 The Bird Cage (1950)
1/6/1950 - 1/7/1950 Happy as Larry (1950)
2/5/1949 - 2/26/1949 Diamond Lil (1949)
9/15/1948 - 1/8/1949 Small Wonder (1948)
12/11/1947 - 9/4/1948 Angel in the Wings (1947)
1/29/1947 - 11/8/1947 All My Sons (1947)
1/6/1947 - 1/25/1947 Lovely Me (1946)
12/25/1946 - 1/1/1947 Wonderful Journey (1946)
12/14/1945 - 12/14/1946 Dream Girl (1945)
10/27/1945 - 11/17/1945 Beggars Are Coming to Town (1945)
? - 3/3/1951 Jotham Valley (1951)


Frequently Asked Questions

What show is currently in Walter Kerr Theatre (Broadway)?
Walter Kerr Theatre (Broadway)'s current show is Hadestown which opened on 4/17/2019.

What when was Walter Kerr Theatre (Broadway) built?
Walter Kerr Theatre (Broadway) was built in 1921.

How many seats does Walter Kerr Theatre (Broadway) have?
Walter Kerr Theatre (Broadway) has 945 seats.

What were the longest running shows at Walter Kerr Theatre (Broadway)?
Proof which ran from 10/24/2000 to 1/5/2003, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder which ran from 11/17/2013 to 1/17/2016, Angels in America which ran from 5/4/1993 to 12/4/1994, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches which ran from 5/4/1993 to 12/4/1994 and Doubt which ran from 3/31/2005 to 7/2/2006,

What are the box office hours for Walter Kerr Theatre (Broadway)?
Monday–Saturday: 10:00 AM-8:00 PM.

What accessibility options are there at Walter Kerr Theatre (Broadway)?

The Walter Kerr Theatre provides wheelchair-accessible seating on the Orchestra level of the theatre for all performances for patrons who use wheelchairs and their companions. There are no steps leading into the Orchestra level of the theatre from the sidewalk. There are steps to access seating on other levels of the theatre. Pricing for wheelchair-accessible seats on the Orchestra level varies so as to capture the range of prices available throughout the theatre.

Orchestra Location:
Orchestra seating is accessible without steps with the exception of rows R and S, which are located up two steps. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating locations. Wheelchair seating is in the Orchestra only.

Mezzanine Location:
Located on the second level: up 37 steps from the Orchestra. Entrance to Mezzanine is behind row H. There are handrails along both sides of every aisle in the mezzanine.

Balcony Location:
Located on the third level: up 52 steps from the Orchestra. Entrance to the Balcony is behind row B.
Please note: On the Mezzanine or Balcony level, there are approximately two steps up/down per row.

There is a wheelchair-accessible unisex restroom located on the main level. The men’s restroom (not wheelchair-accessible) is located 18 steps up from the Orchestra. The women’s restroom (not wheelchair-accessible) is located 19 steps up from the Orchestra.

Reservations for assisted-listening devices are not necessary. A driver’s license or an ID with a printed address is required as a deposit.

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