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American Airlines Theater

227 W. 42nd St. Between 7th and 8th Aves, New York City, NY
+1 212-719-1300
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Fully renovated theater (formerly Selwyn) hosts the Roundabout Theatre Company. The troupe performs plays and musicals.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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227 W. 42nd St. Between 7th and 8th Aves, New York City, NY
+1 212-719-1300
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There are not that many actors that can hold an audience spellbound on stage for more than two hours without the audience either dozing off or walking out. John Lithgow is one of the chosen few that magically gives every drop of passion and energy...More

Thank Mike902
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first show at the American Airlines Theater - was VERY happy with the comfort of our seats, especially being able to score a seat on the end of the aisle. Mixed review on John Lithgow's show. On the one hand, he is...More

Thank WineTraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you find your seat in the theatre you will be pleasantly surprised by the comfortable seats and clear sight lines. The theatre is attractive, much of the 100 year old wall art was restored. The 42nd Street exterior is quite different.

Thank Alan304
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Booked mezzanine seats for Time and the Conways. Wasn’t all that jazzed about the play, but the seats were quite good. There were several empty seats around us, so we didn’t feel hemmed in at all. Not a lot of leg room, but reasonable. Picked...More

Thank Katrina W
Reviewed 25 October 2017

I was in NYC for a work meeting but took advantage of this trip to see Time and the Conways at the AA Theater. I wanted to sit close but didn't want to shell out for Orchestra center. Instead, I took a ticket in row...More

1  Thank GramCPA
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We were fortunate enough to be able to use our Playbill discount vouchers to see this dark but well acted play. It does have a dark sense of humor, too. And, if you are a fan of Lilly Taylor's work you will enjoy this play...More

Thank jgbtravels
Reviewed 1 August 2017

American Airlines Theater is a very nice smaller theater. All the seats have excellent views of the stage. Sadly, the play we saw was not very good. But the theater is an great space.

Thank Glzz2
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Visited here for the last weekend run of Arthur Miller's _The Price_. Great show, made all the better by a gorgeous b'way location. Ushers were great, upstairs lounge was lovely.

Thank James S
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

This is nice Broadway theater. Saw The Price there recently. The view from the balcony (row C) was good. My only quibble is the layout of the balcony seating. There is no center aisle; just long rows of seats that you enter at one end...More

Thank GoLeafs85
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Finally was able to get a lottery seat for this fabulous Broadway show with a more remarkable cast. The theater itself don't have the most comfortable seats, not much leg room, but thankfully I had a seat on the end which was nice, staff could...More

Thank tammyBaltimore_Md
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30 January 2016|
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Response from Thom W | Reviewed this property |
not a good choice as you are on the far side but close to the stage. The set is deep, and you will miss some action and really funny pratfalls that take place behind a window in the back of center stage. recommend anywhere... More
20 December 2014|
Response from ToddyChristchurch | Reviewed this property |
I don't know as I have never sat there but in all theatres I don't think you can go wrong with 5th row centre in the stalls where you really feel part of the play.