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American Airlines Theater

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Fully renovated theater (formerly Selwyn) hosts the Roundabout Theatre Company. The troupe performs plays and musicals.
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227 W. 42nd St. Between 7th and 8th Aves, New York City, NY
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a great show with a great cast. The update and new way the story is told improves on the classic story.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jbcdb2018
Reviewed 24 June 2018

we were in the balcony, towards the back, but could see and hear everything just fine. it's a small, intimate theater.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Valerie L
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

I attended the AITAF Broadway Show here in November and had a wonderful time. There‘s no obstructed views and it feels very intimate.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank WanderlustWriter502
Reviewed 9 April 2018

So close to the bustle of Times Square and small enough that one feels right in the action in any seat. That staff is very helpful and relaxed -- no frisking or metal detectors to ruin the ambiance. They allow drinks and snacks in the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank occdocbill
Reviewed 22 February 2018

We had tickets to hear and see 'Stories by Heart'. John Lithgow tell two short stories, a rather chilling one by Ring Lardner, and, after the intermission, my favorite P.G. Wodehouse story, 'Uncle Fred Flits By'. I loved it when I first read it as...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank operalover939
Reviewed 30 January 2018

The American Airlines Theater is a Broadway Theater in New York City. It is located at 227 West 42nd Street. It was renovated in 1997 and used as a theater again. I have seen these shows here: The Pajama Game and The 39 Steps.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank LollysLook
Reviewed 28 January 2018

We have seen John Lithgow on Broadway in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and All My Sons. He is a consummate actor, equally adept in dramatic or comedic roles. It was with that background that I bought tickets to his one-man show, John Lithgow: Stories from the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank 911carolg
Reviewed 20 January 2018

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

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Mike902
Reviewed 15 January 2018

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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed 14 January 2018 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.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Alan304
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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
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BunburyJC
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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.
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