Walter Kerr was a renowned New York theatre critic whose influence and importance was such that in 1990 the old Ritz Theater on West 48th Street was renamed in his honor.
He received the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 1978 and when he died in 1996 Broadway dimmed its lights in honor of him.
How Not to Write a Play (1955)
Criticism and Censorship (1957)
Pieces at Eight (1958)
The Decline of Pleasure (1962)
The Theatre in Spite of Itself (1963)
Tragedy and Comedy (1967)
Thirty Plays Hath November (1969)
God on the Gymnasium Floor (1971)
The Silent Clowns (1975)
Journey to the Center of the Theater (1979)
New York City
In 1990, the old Ritz Theater on West 48th Street was renamed the Walter Kerr Theater in his honor.
The critically acclaimed smash-hit A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder closed on January 17th 2016. It is followed by a revival of The Crucible, which will run until Summer 2016.
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