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American Airlines Theater

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Address: 227 W. 42nd St., between 7th and 8th Aves, New York City, NY
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+1 212-719-1300
10:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Mon 10:00 - 18:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 20:00

Fully renovated theater (formerly Selwyn) hosts the Roundabout Theatre...

Fully renovated theater (formerly Selwyn) hosts the Roundabout Theatre Company. The troupe performs plays and musicals.

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Great interior decor, comfortable seating, unobstructed stage view from every seat

Let alone The Price by Arthur Miller with Mark Ruffalo and Danny DeVito starring, a beautiful theatrical production, but the theater itself and its merits are worth mentioning... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hamilton, NJ
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Hamilton, NJ
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558 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 616 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let alone The Price by Arthur Miller with Mark Ruffalo and Danny DeVito starring, a beautiful theatrical production, but the theater itself and its merits are worth mentioning. Next year the theater, first opened as Selwyn Theatre in 1918, will celebrate its centenary. The interior decor that underwent significant renovations twenty years ago is in a very good shape, the... More 

Stamford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 332 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This theater is smaller than i expected. There really isn't a bad seat. We sat up top in row C and the view was good.

Thank Autumn M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

re the theater, don't sit in mez aisle a. you'll look at a bar all night, trying to scoot up/down just to see the players on the stage. re the play, i saw the cherry orchard with diane lane. 2 things: 1. the play is horrible!!! it's a stupid convoluted mess. shame on diane lane for appearing in such trash... More 

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Reviewed 15 July 2016

My mother and I saw Long Days Journey Into Night here in June and we had a wonderful experience. The cafe upstairs is a nice place to sit while waiting for the doors to open; they currently have the names of every actor ever featured in Roundabout plays for their 50th anniversary on display. You can get a glass of... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We saw A Long Days Journey into Night with Jessica Lange. The theater was comfortable, but for this specific play, the front row was WAY too close. Looking up at such a sharp angle, especially for nearly 4 hours - yes, the play was almost 4 hours long with 1 intermission, you get a stiff neck. However, being that close... More 

Thank Tom S
Salmon Arm, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful and well organized venue with friendly staff. The theatre is small and intimate so even if you get seats to the side or upstairs, you'd still be close. Because the celebrity series was cut due to the show's long runtime, they had a talk on the playwrights history beforehand upstairs which was cool. We had an... More 

Thank Emily G
Surrey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

A terrific production of "Long Day's Journey Into Night" with an excellent cast and great staging. Don't know how the actors manage that level of intensity night after night. Awe-inspiring. Go see it if you can!

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watertown, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Easy to and quick to enter and exit with roomy aisles, easy bathroom access and comfy seats. Not a bad seat in the house and a nice bar.

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Long Island, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016

I've been to this theatre many times for Roundabout productions which are usually excellent. We recently went to see Noises Off which I thoroughly enjoyed. The play is hilarious throughout and the cast were all excellent. I'm amazed at the timing required for all of the entrances and exits. I was particularly pleasantly surprised by the performance of Megan Hilty.... More 

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Old Lyme, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

While this show received rave reviews from critics and the audience found it funny, I was not amused. I found the show to be too slapstick for my taste, evoking a Three Stooges Meets an Incompetent Theater Group feel. Silly and stupid for the most part, there were a couple of funny moments, but not enough for me to generate... More 

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