Music Box Theatre
Music Box Theatre
4.5
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Theater District
How to get there
  • 42nd St – Port Authority Bus Terminal • 4 min walk
  • Times Square – 42nd St • 5 min walk
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  • KCMLive
    Washington DC, District of Columbia400 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    5 ⭐️ Music Box Memory
    We visited the Music Box to see Purlie directed by the extremely talented Kenny Leon. We were seated in row H in the orchestra and had an excellent view of the stage. The theater is intimate and the sound is clear. The usher who seated us was extremely friendly and made us feel very welcome. After the show, a member of the staff or security team stood patiently with my 84 year old mother while we walked to get our car from a nearby parking lot. From beginning to end, the staff at the Music Box were FIRST CLASS & deserve a standing ovation. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 September 2023
  • Jerseygurlinmd
    Columbia, Maryland20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Super Tight Seats
    The only reason why I am giving this place five stars is because of the outstanding customer service I received from the ushers Beth and Alberta. They knew I was very uncomfortable in the cramped seats and they allowed me to move to another location. They made my theater experience so much better.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 November 2023
  • rlee2000
    East Northport, New York130 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice theatre great show
    Saw SUFFS Thursday night at the Music Box Theatre. The show was excellent and the view from our seats was good. We sat in the 6th row on the side, the 3rd and 4th seats from the aisle. The view was good but I would not recommend sitting closer to the stage on the side as you may have a limited view. The bathrooms downstairs were a decent size and the theatre overall is in good shape.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 April 2024
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rlee2000
East Northport, NY130 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Saw SUFFS Thursday night at the Music Box Theatre. The show was excellent and the view from our seats was good. We sat in the 6th row on the side, the 3rd and 4th seats from the aisle. The view was good but I would not recommend sitting closer to the stage on the side as you may have a limited view. The bathrooms downstairs were a decent size and the theatre overall is in good shape.
Written 13 April 2024
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Valerie J
Baton Rouge, LA582 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
This theatre has the Italian, stately, and grandeur inspired by the Palladio style. It is in the Theater District of Midtown Manhattan in New York City. It is a wonderful setting for the play “Purlie Victorious: a Non-Confederate Romp Through The Cotton Patch.” This rousing, laugh-filled comedy by Kennedy Center honoree Ossie Davis tells the story of a Black preacher's crafty, behind-the-scenes machinations to reclaim his inheritance and win back his church. The facility has bronze doors, granite steps, iron railings, Corinthian-style decorative capitals, semicircular box seats cantilevered from the wall, and much more. Irving Berlin and Sam Harris built the grand facility. It was co-owned by the Berline estate and the Shubert Organization until 2007 when it became the sole owner.
Written 15 December 2023
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Jerseygurlinmd
Columbia, MD20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
The only reason why I am giving this place five stars is because of the outstanding customer service I received from the ushers Beth and Alberta. They knew I was very uncomfortable in the cramped seats and they allowed me to move to another location. They made my theater experience so much better.
Written 12 November 2023
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KCMLive
Washington DC, DC400 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We visited the Music Box to see Purlie directed by the extremely talented Kenny Leon. We were seated in row H in the orchestra and had an excellent view of the stage. The theater is intimate and the sound is clear. The usher who seated us was extremely friendly and made us feel very welcome. After the show, a member of the staff or security team stood patiently with my 84 year old mother while we walked to get our car from a nearby parking lot. From beginning to end, the staff at the Music Box were FIRST CLASS & deserve a standing ovation. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Written 11 September 2023
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Sunset92
Brooklyn, NY1,747 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
I really liked this theater. It’s a very nice theater. The isles are wide. The seats were comfortable. I didn’t feel cramped in my seat as I have in other theaters. We were seated mid Orchestra and had the perfect view. The staff does a good job seating everyone and clearing the theater at the end of the show. You get in and out, fairly quickly.
Written 14 September 2022
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AmyBGS
Brookfield, CT193 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022
I saw Dear Evan Hanson here recently. The Music Box Theater is lovely. Ushers seated people politely and efficiently. It was a good experience. I'd definitely return.
Written 16 July 2022
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Wendy x
Atlanta, GA144 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022
TERRIBLE leg room. I'm 6'1" and maxed out the orchestra seats. I can't imagine anyone taller fitting in here. They might host great musicals but it's simply impossible if you're any taller than I am!
Written 1 July 2022
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Bernard L. Fontaine, Jr.
Monroe, NJ2,069 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
We had seats in the mezzanine but climbing the stairs proved difficult. The theater manager relocated us in the orchestra section.

The play Dear Evan Hansen was spectacular. The seating was comfortable and air conditioning kept us cool. We were quickly seats down reminded to keep our masks on at all times while inside the theater. Exiting the building was easy as well. We didn’t have to show our vaccination card before entering the theater.
Written 28 May 2022
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Jonathan C.
La Jolla, California, USA510 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We came by here to see Dear Evan Hansen - it was an excellent theatre. Very spacious with great views of the stage throughout the orchestra section. Staff were very attentive and helpful, and we were all seated very quickly.
Written 30 April 2022
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beckyberry822
Little Falls, NJ485 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Family
Been here before but attended the Dear Evan Hansen Broadway Show tonight.

It is so great to be back in NYC for a Broadway show! The venue is clean and rather large. The staff is friendly and helpful!

Surprisingly enough, the orchestra seats are very comfortable with enough leg room and you don’t feel like you are a sardine sitting next to people.

The sound is perfect! I was seated in D6 and for this show, the seat was perfect! I could see the entire stage and what was going on!

On a side note regarding the show - great acting! A modern plot. It was good, but I’m not sure it deserved all the awards it received!

Covid-19 Protocol - Mask at all times in theater. Must show vaccination card.
Written 30 March 2022
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