by Chris Hale                   Address: 219 W. 48th St., New York, NY 10036
5 July 2008                                    (between Broadway & 8th Avenue)    
                                                     Phone: (212) 582-4536  

   The Walter Kerr Theatre was renovated and renamed in 1990 after the Pulitzer prize winning playwright and Broadway theatre critic Walter Kerr and seats approximately 955. This theatre was built by the Shuberts, in 1921, in a record breaking sixty days and was first named the Ritz Theatre. The architect Herbert J. Krapp designed the elaborate Italian Renaissance style theatre which is now owned by the Jujamcyn Amusement Corporation. At this theatre, six Tony award-winning productions have be performed: Angels in America: Perestroika, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, Doubt, Proof, Take Me Out, and Love! Valour! Compassion!. Other successful productions include Grey Gardens, The Piano Lesson, and recent musical A Catered Affair.   

21 club restaurant metroway walter kerr theatre nyc landmark

   When attending a play at the Walter Kerr Theatre, the 21 Club Restaurant is recommended since it is very close to the theatre (15 minute walk) and offers a special pre-theatre dinner menu for $38.00 a person which includes six hours free parking in a nearby parking garage should you choose to drive in. The 21 Club Restaurant is located at 21 West 52nd Street. Reservations are recommended at this celebrated landmark restaurant by calling (212) 582–7200.  



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