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Stage 42

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Address: 422 W 42nd St, New York City, NY 10036-6832 (Formerly Little Shubert Theatre)
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Spacious seating!

What I enjoyed most about stage 42 was the spacious seating. Most theaters cramp people in and it's painful to sit through the entire performance if your tall or on the heavy... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
Wanda C
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Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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870 reviews
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

What I enjoyed most about stage 42 was the spacious seating. Most theaters cramp people in and it's painful to sit through the entire performance if your tall or on the heavy side. Stage 42 has wide seats and lots of leg room. It's a small but modern theater. I can't imagine a back seat in the entire house. We... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Totally entertaining. This show brought us back to our high school days and the Vietnam war. So innocent and authentic. Every song meant something. The dances, the songs and the costumes got us totally engrossed in the show. It was the fastest two hours and would highly recommend. Nice theater and comfy seats.

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Thank RachelGebaide
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

this show was definitely worth every penny! nostalgic music brings back many memories, growing up...high energy performances, relating to the era as music transcended through time...

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Thank Andrew K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

Lots of energy - lots of fun. Choreography, voices, terrific. It's very enjoyable even if you weren't "live" in the 60's.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2014

Not a good experience Matilda could have been great but our view was destroyed by the overhanging balcony (bit like peering through a bird hide.)The theatre is just too old Accoustics shocking, seats uncomfortable and legroom non-existent . The Shubert history is reasonably interesting but it is too old and not suitable for todays spectacular shows . Much better in... More 

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Thank Denise B
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 560 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2013

Whilst in The City for a pre Christmas week of sightseeing plus Theatre and Opera we decided to visit the Little Shubert Theatre. This Theatre is on 42nd Street but it is a few blocks away from Broadway and we were expecting a relatively small theatre. Imagine our surprise therefore when we entered the Auditorium and found this wonderful theatre... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2013

Three friends and I caught Amtrak from Washington, DC to see the musical, Lady Day, staring the incredible Dee Dee Bridgewater! What an incredible play!! The play chronicled the troubled life of the great Billie Holiday and was set in a London theater. For those who don't know Dee Dee Bridgewater, they know her now. She was phenomenal, signing some... More 

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Jackson, New Jersey
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277 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2013

We went to see the previews of Lady Day the musical at the Little Shubert Theatre today. It was wonderful. Dee Dee Bridgewater played Billie Holiday and sang our hearts out. Three standing ovations from a blues/jazz loving crowd. It was as if Bille Holiday was singing to us. The four of us and the entire audience seemed to love... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2013

After spending two weeks in Disney / Universal Orlando we never expected a last minute tkts purchase to provide the highlight of our three week holiday. I have never seen my eight year old laugh so much and the adults enjoyed it too. Compact - but this is no bad thing - will go again if it returns to London.... More 

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Melville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2013

I hate to be so negative when clearly others here enjoyed the show. We were 8 people (4 children, ages 5,9,9,11) and we are in our late 30s-40s. Most of our group were die-hard Potter fans. The theater was a comfortable temperature and one of the stars of the show went around shaking hands with the audience prior to the... More 

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