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Neil Simon Theatre

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Address: 250 W 52nd St, New York City, NY 10019-5802
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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CATS!! says it all!!

My first visit to the Neil Simon Theatre, I was not disappointed! The venues original grandeur has been maintained. I worried about the visibility from my 2nd row seat, I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Ames, Iowa
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Ames, Iowa
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My first visit to the Neil Simon Theatre, I was not disappointed! The venues original grandeur has been maintained. I worried about the visibility from my 2nd row seat, I shouldn't have, the only way it could have been better is if I was center stage. Thoroughly enjoyed myself, would go back in a minute!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a classic Broadway theater - an intimate setting, which is a perfect venue for a show like Cats. The balconies allow the cast members to stroll up and down the aisles, interacting with the audience. There were several ushers at the ready to help seat everyone in a timely manner.

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Thank Diane A
Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely theater! Small with spacious seating. The staff was one of the nicest I've seen in any theater. It made for a great experiance. The show was very nice. I'm glad Cats found a new home.

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Thank Wanda C
Gourock, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is a small theatre, just right for a musical like 'Cats' as the cats come prowling among the audience. If you are sitting in the front orchestra seats, you almost feel you are part of the show.

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Hit the lottery in attending an early afternoon performance of CATS!!! Had an excellent seat but there is not "bad" seat in the theater. The theater acoustic were fabulous, the performance was fantastic. I give a standing ovation to the cast, they were awesome from their costumes to their authentic cat like movements each and every cast member were perfect... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

Saw Cats here with 3rd row seats with my 12 year old daughter. They have cushions for the smaller people to allow them to see the production. Huge Props for the cushion seats. The theatre is quaint but very good. Acoustics are great. Will go again.

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Luray, Virginia
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Went and saw the musical Cats. The theater is very nice. The lighting is great and the sound was perfect. You could hear and understand the Actors even over the music. Drinks were a little high but you did get a souvenir cup. My only complaint and it's very small is that the rows of seats are close together. A... More 

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Saw Cats. Dancing was extraordinary. Andrew Lloyd Webber music was fantastic as expected. Frustration was that I am of average height for an American man - and I my legs felt jammed in. These old theaters are built for little people.

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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

The Cats musical was very good. Good performance of the Cats cast. Live supported by the orchestra. Overall a very good experience. Small intimate theater.

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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Went here for a very romantic surprise trip to the city with my spouse for Valentine's Day weekend and we had an absolutely amazing time! The entire experience was magical and we cannot wait to do it all again very soon. I've always wanted to see Cats in particular and we were not disappointed and were devastated when they stopped... More 

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