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Neil Simon Theatre

250 W 52nd St, New York City, NY 10019-5802
+1 212-757-8646
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Neil Simon Theater

The Neil Simon Theatre is a Broadway theater located at 250 West 52nd Street in the Theater... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
lollygal
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New York City, New York
at the Eishenhower Theater in the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC for New Year's Eve

Words fail to describe how ordinary, mediocre this show was. I had never been into magic shows but... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
Robert C
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“story line” (8 reviews)
“second row” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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250 W 52nd St, New York City, NY 10019-5802
Midtown
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+1 212-757-8646
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"nice theater"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Neil Simon Theatre is a Broadway theater located at 250 West 52nd Street in the Theater District of Midtown Manhattan, New York City. It,was previously called the Alvin Theatre but was changed to honor Neil Simon. Its a beautiful theater that currently shows Disney;s...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Words fail to describe how ordinary, mediocre this show was. I had never been into magic shows but a few years ago my family and I went to a Penn and Teller show in Las Vegas and were captivated by the imaginative inventiveness and the...More

Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Nice, cute theater but it isn't the first theater that CATS were in. Nice atmosphere, but the seating was too crampy, I enjoyed having the CATS come up to your seat and entertain you. They come down the aisle but not too much interaction with...More

1  Thank Mecca S
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

The box office area is tiny. Room for maybe 100 people, and you are not allowed inside if you already have a ticket. That means you have to get in line outside, and the line goes around the block. That is not ideal when it...More

1  Thank Veronesi413
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

It is a pretty playhouse. However it needs some upgrades. Sound was a little off. Could not understand all of the lyrics.

Thank alq25
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Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

The theater is older and smaller. The seating is cramped and the flow is difficult to maneuver. The bathrooms are tight as well for the number of people.

Thank Damian A
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

After being overjoyed at winning the lottery, my friend and I learned we had somehow mixed up the dates and missed our show. Ed at the box office went above and beyond and found us replacement seats, literally enabling us to see the show. Plus,...More

Thank trekthehalls
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Awesome show!! Sat in front row....what an experience! Voices were amazing & energy level was like nothing we had ever seen before. Can’t say enough good things

Thank Cathy M
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We went to see CATS last night at the Neil Simon Theater. We had front row seats. We enjoyed the show immensely & highly recommend it. Dress code is casual. The line moved quickly.

Thank SisaOne
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Great traditional theater, staff helpful, bathrooms flowed smoothly. Ushers guided us to meeting actors at the stage door, front staff helpful with picking up tickets, lines to get in went quickly.

Thank Kristie P
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twwoerle
13 December 2017|
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Response from Bryce S | Reviewed this property |
A line forms outside the theater. It's long,running down the block. Once they open the doors, it moves quickly. I would suggest arriving g at least 30-45 minutes beforehand.
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vickster51
26 October 2017|
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Response from Cathy M | Reviewed this property |
sorry - we actually sat in the front row. It was a totally different perspective, but we enjoyed it when seeing CATS
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dbullard8577
19 August 2017|
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Response from Bryce S | Reviewed this property |
I found the seats pretty big. I'm 6' 3" myself. Check out the seating chart. As I recall, the seats curve on the sides, meaning some rows have more legroom. I think there are also a few handicapped seats with plenty of... More
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