WALTER KERR

Books

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)

Broadway

Walter Kerr was also the writer, lyricist, and/or director of several Broadway musicals and plays:

Count Me In (1942) – he wrote the book

Sing Out, Sweet Land (1944) – wrote the book and directed

The Song of Bernadette (1946) – wrote the book with his wife and directed

Touch and Go (1949) – wrote with his wife and directed

King of Hearts (1954) – directed

Goldilocks (1958) – write book and lyrics with his wife and directed

His Books

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)

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Walter Kerr Theater

New York City

In 1990, the old Ritz Theater on West 48th Street was renamed the Walter Kerr Theater in his honor.

The brand new musical version of Amelie enjoys its Broadway premiere at the Walter Kerr Theater, opening for previews on March 9th and holding its press night on April 7th.

Walter Kerr Books and Play Memorbelia