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Beacon Theatre

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Upper West Side
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Address: 2124 Broadway, New York City, NY 10023-1722
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+1 212-465-6225

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Chris Tucker Stand Up Comedy

Great Staff. Extravagant art design on the theater. Seating arrangement was great - even though you're at the very top you can still see the performer on the stage. Only complaint... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great Staff. Extravagant art design on the theater. Seating arrangement was great - even though you're at the very top you can still see the performer on the stage. Only complaint is the waiting line - there's no organization.

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Babylon, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw Mariah Carey here in December. The theatre itself is beautiful; but also cramped and it was hot. The acoustics are not great. Luckily the couple in front of me left and then I had a great view of the stage.

Thank KK78
Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We saw Andy cohen and anderson cooper here. What a beautiful theater! Such architecture! The theater is intimate. Great place to see a show. Make sure you sit on first floor.

Thank Autumn M
Astoria, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Came here last night for the Mariah Carey show and it was fantastic. We sat UBALC2 Row J Seat 12 &14. I was worried about the view because our ticket said obstructions but honestly it worked out great. We sat right above where the opening was to exit and it provided a table for our drinks. The show was suppose... More 

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fort lee , new jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Yes, sit for over an hour until the diva decides to show up. The show was very good, with a terrific band, many child dancers and singers. I thought she was drowned out quite a bit, and had some trouble hitting high notes. I recommend it, but be prepared also to stand the whole night if you have an orchestra... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Good seating, nice decor. Sound quality was excellent. The show was Straight, No Chaser, a Cappella group. This is one group that I would see again. Very entertaining.

Thank Andy K
Clinton, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

This is an architectural wonder. It's what you might see in Europe-not the US. The seats were comfortable and entry and exit was smooth. Mariah was over an hour late and the theater warned us to be there at least 30 minutes early for security. Security took exactly 7 seconds per person. I would say two things. If you have... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

This is a pretty great theatre. The setting feels like you in a theatre in Athens or Rome based on the decor. The seats are large and comfortable with ample leg room. We saw Mariah Carey perform here and loved it. The Beacon Theatre is pretty excellent. We would absolutely come back again.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

As background, I have literally never been to see a "celebrity" before - and I'm almost 60 - so I didn't know what to expect. My daughter, who is in a wheelchair and unable to sit or stand on her own, wanted to see Mariah Carey for her birthday/Christmas. An agent on the phone helped me with getting aisle tickets,... More 

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Millburn, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Seeing Mariah Carey perform her "All I Want for Christmas is You" concert felt like an amazing opportunity to be surrounded by music appreciators in a Broadway-like setting, while not feeling overwhelmed as you might in a full Broadway theater. Though some patience was required while exiting from the upper balcony all the way to the front door, the whole... More 

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