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218 West 48th Street, New York, NY 10036

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218 West 48th Street, New York, NY 10036

Year opened: 1921
Capacity: 975

  • Concession stands
  • Merchandise booths
  • Disabled access
  • In-house bar

Designed by Herbert J. Krapp and erected by the Shubert family, this venueoOpened originally as The Ritz Theatre in 1921, taking only 60 days to build (a New York record for the time) and is still today one of the smaller venues in the district with less than 1,000 seats. It has undergone various changes as a radio and tv station from 1943 to 1965, a children's film theater and finally reopened as a theatre in 1990, named for the eminent critic and playwright.

Upcoming Highlights

  • A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

    Booking until Jan 17

  • The Crucible

    Opens Feb 29, 2016

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

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Until January 17, 2016

When the low born Monty Navarro finds out he's 8th in line for an earldom in the lofty D'Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught and become the second Earl of Highhurst? And what of love? Because murder isn't the only thing on Monty's mind...

The Crucible

Opens February 29, 2016

With a stellar cast including Tony winner Sophie Okonedo and Ben Whishaw, Arthur Miller's landmark 1953 play mounts a much anticipated return to Broadway in Spring 2016. The story of a small, close-knit Puritan community whose lives are torn asunder by the climate of fear and suspicion that grows within them all as mass hysteria overtakes during a trial for witchcraft. By holding up a mirror to the panicked 1692 community, and bringing the strong moral purists to life, The Crucible allows us to look closer at the atrocities committed in the 1950s during the McCarthy era - transmitting a stark criticism of so-called morality that still resonates into todays world.


Nearby Parking

LAZ Parking
0.09 mi away at 247 W. 46th St.

Bright Management
0.19 mi away at 329 W. 46th St.

Edison ParkFast
0.22 mi away at 307 W. 44th Street

Bright Management
0.24 mi away at 344 W. 45th St.

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Nearby Restaurants

St. Andrews
0.18 mi away at 140 West 46th St
Main $8 | Three course meal $19
Neighborhood Restaurant: International Cuisine

21 Club
0.33 mi away at 21 West 52nd Street
Pre-theatre menu from $56
Speakeasy: American Cuisine

The Russian Tea Room
0.45 mi away at 150 West 57th Street
Main $35 | Three course meal $75
Fine Dining: International Cuisine

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Nearby Hotels

0.03 mi away at 234 West 48th Street
4 Star, Prices from $149

0.05 mi away at 1605 Broadway Avenue
4 Star, Prices from $181

0.05 mi away at 224 West 49th Street
4 Star, Prices from $159

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