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Chicago enthralls with all that jazz and much more. Set in the 1920s, this spectacular production transports you back to the vaudeville era of entertainment. Directed by Walter Bobbie and with music by John Kander & Fred Ebb, Chicago is the winner of 6 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, and Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Theatre Album. In this steamy and seductive production, watch the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail and find out who comes out on top.

Why Watch Chicago

Chicago is the longest running American musical in Broadway history. Touted as the quintessential Broadway show, the musical has all the elements of entertainment - a racy storyline, glamorous characters, outstanding choreography, lively music and stunning stage design. Chicago brilliantly manages to transport audience members to Chicago during the prohibition era. With superb performances by Charlotte d’Amboise and Lana Gordon, this musical masterpiece is should be on everyone’s Broadway bucketlist.

The Story

Chicago tells the story of Velma and Roxie, two rival vaudevillian murderesses who are locked in Cook County Jail. Velma is serving time for the murder of her husband and sister, while Roxie is in for the murder of her boyfriend, with whom she cheated on her husband. Velma takes the help of the prison matron, Mama morton, and enlists the services of slick Chicago lawyer Billy Flynn. Billy takes on the case and transforms Velma into a celebrity by brilliantly using the murder hypes to her advantage. But soon enough, he takes on the case of Roxie as well and, before you know it, the two murderesses find themselves in a battle for notoriety. As the women continuously plot to steal the limelight and attention of the media, they pull out their best tricks.

Good for

Mature audiences | First-time Broadway goers| 1920s drama lovers

Critics Reviews

“Ever inspiring and feeling even more timely now than when it was written, It feels as upbeat, smart and on point today.”
– Huffington Post

“Thrillingly staged! Full of Color and Exuberance.”
– Chicago Tribune

Show Details

Show Timings

Monday - Friday 8:00 PM
Saturday 2:30 PM & 8 PM
Sunday 2:30 PM & 7:00 PM

Duration
2 hours and 30 minutes, with 1 intermission

Leading Roles
Roxie Hart as Charlotte d'Amboise
Velma Kelly as as Amra-Faye Wright
Billy Flynn as Tom Hewitt
Amos Hart as Raymond Bokhour

Directed by
Walter Bobbie

Choreographed by
Ann Reinking

Top Songs
“Cell Block Tango”, “All That Jazz”, “When You’re Good To Mama” & “Roxie”

Know Before You Go

Audience
Suitable for audience members of all ages. Children under 4 will not be admitted.

Available Facilities
Wheelchair accessible
In-house bar
Coat check

Seating
The theater has a seating capacity of 1,088 in total. For tips on how to choose the best seats, you can refer to our Ambassador Theatre Seating Chart Guide.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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Cancellation Policy

All Broadway and Off-Broadway show tickets are non-refundable.

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Robert
Robert
Reviewed in November, 2017

I had been waiting to watch this racy Broadway show for ages. I grabbed tickets at a reasonable price from Headout website and watched the show with my hubby. A musical masterpiece with superb performances! We both were in absolute awe of the show.

Edwin
Edwin
Reviewed in November, 2017

We girls from office planned to watch this show together. We had a budget so couldn't buy the expensive category. Our seats were in the rear mezzanine. Initial reaction to the seats was disappointing. But as the show began the lighting, music, sound and stage visibility was all perfect. The energy of this live show was phenomenal! The seats actually didn't matter much to us. The lead girls were the talk of the town for the next few days between us!

Cythia
Cythia
Reviewed in October, 2017

Experience of a show becomes far more enjoyable if you don't have to struggle with the tickets. We were lucky, we booked our tickets through Headout. Reasonable rates, good seats and on the spot delivery made it so easy for us.

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Ambassador Theatre, 219 W 49th Street, New York

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