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Walter Kerr Theatre

219 West 48th Street
(Between Broadway & 8th Avenue)
New York, NY 10036
Capacity: Approx. 975
Access: Wheelchair spaces available on Orchestra level
Owned by: Jujamcyn Theatres
Status: Broadway Theatre

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Designed by Herbert J. Krapp for the Shuberts, the venue opened as The Ritz Theatre in 1929. It functioned as a radio and television studio for ABC from 1943 to 1965. Ownership changed hands a number of times between the 1950s and 1970s, during which time it operated as a traditional theatre, an adult movie cinema and then a children's theatre under the name after Robert F. Kennedy from 1973. Jujamcyn took ownership in 1980 and, after renovations, re-opened the theatre on 5th March 1990 under its new name - in honour of the theatre critic Walter Kerr - with a production of August Wilson's "The Piano Lesson."

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