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    About Chicago

    With “All That Jazz” and frequent celebrity casting, Chicago tickets are still selling well. NewYork.com has tickets to eight shows a week. Be sure to check your ticket for Chicago before heading to the theater – though most Chicago performances start at 8pm, matinees are at 2:30pm and tickets for Sunday evening shows are for 7pm.

    This musical set in the Prohibition era is currently celebrating over 15 years on Broadway. The winner of six Tony Awards, Chicago tells the story of corruption in the criminal justice system in the 1920s, exploring society's fascination with celebrity criminals along the way. With music and lyrics by seminal songwriting team John Kander and Fred Ebb, and choreography by Ann Reinking based on the style of original director Bob Fosse, Chicago at the Ambassador Theatre has some of the most exciting music and dancing on Broadway today.

    Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudeville performers caught up in the Roaring Twenties' world of booze and jazz. Stage sensation Velma Kelly is currently serving time in the Cook County Jail for double homicide. Aspiring singer Roxie Hart wants to be just like her – apparently in more ways than one. When Roxie is herself charged with murdering her lover, these two "jazz killers" fight for publicity, perks and the support of celebrity attorney Billy Flynn. Show-stopping numbers like "Cell Block Tango" and "Razzle Dazzle" scrutinize the 1920s justice system while at the same time wowing the audience with panache.With nightclub-style musical numbers, scenes of saucy rendezvous and sultry dancing, Chicago reveals the underbelly of vaudeville politics and, ultimately, the price of fame.

    Chicago is based on the play of the same name by journalist Maurine Dallas Watkins. Assigned to report on the trials of famous murderesses in the 1920s, Watkins' scandalous columns became so popular that she decided to turn them into a play. It was Bob Fosse's wife, actress-dancer Gwen Verdon, who suggested that he turn the play into the popular musical it is today.

    Run Time
    Two hours and 30 minutes (one intermission)



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  • Fans of classic Broadway musicals and jazz standards will love Chicago's style of music. Folks with an eye for dance will love Bob Fosse's choreography. And for those who love crime dramas, this one's got tons of sparkle and pizazz.

    Good for kids?
    The show is recommended for those aged 13 and older, as Chicago addresses mature themes such as murder, adultery and drinking, albeit with an air of theatricality and humor.
  • Ambassador Theatre Location Information:

    219 W 49th St.
    New York, NY 10019

    Nearest subway
    C, E to 50th St. (Eighth Avenue); 1 to 50th St.(Seventh Avenue);N, Q, R to 49th St. (Seventh Avenue).

    About The Ambassador Theatre
    The Ambassador Theatre first opened in 1921 and has sincebeen named a New York City landmark. The structure itself is uncommon in that it sits diagonally on its plot; a strategy that allows for maximum seating. A standard proscenium theater, the Ambassador has an orchestra and two mezzanine sections, with wheelchair seating in the orchestra. Concessions are available in lobby locations and you can pre-order intermission drinks before the start of the show.

    Chicago Ticket Info:
    NewYork.com offers Chicago tickets, as well as access to the latest information about Chicago, and much more. Click here to view the schedule, check prices, availability, and get current offers on tickets to Chicago on Broadway.
  • Preview Chicago on Broadway

    Sing along to “All that Jazz” as you get a glimpse of Bob Fosse’s iconic choreography and some of Chicago’s knockout leading ladies.

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Chicago is currently playing at:
Ambassador Theatre
219 W 49th St.
New York, NY 10019
11/02  SUNDAY 2:30pm
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11/03  MONDAY 8:00pm
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11/04  TUESDAY 8:00pm
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11/06  THURSDAY 8:00pm
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11/07  FRIDAY 8:00pm
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11/08  SATURDAY 2:30pm
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11/09  SUNDAY 2:30pm
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11/10  MONDAY 8:00pm
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11/11  TUESDAY 8:00pm
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11/13  THURSDAY 8:00pm
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Run Time: Two hours and 30 minutes (one intermission)
Age Limit: 13 and older

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