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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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • 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 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 31 July 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 7 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
Reviewed 25 March 2017

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...More

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
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...More

1  Thank jerzeyviewer
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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.