Chicago

A scantily clad woman reclines above the show title. Chicago is written in red sequin letters.

Show Details

Performance Schedule

MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY thru SATURDAY @  8 PM
SUNDAY @  7 PM
SATURDAY & SUNDAY @  2:30 PM 

Run Dates

November 14, 1996 - Open Run

Upcoming Scheduled Events

No scheduled performances found.

Running Time

2:30 hrs

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Show Description

The story of Roxie Hart, who becomes famous when she murders her lover, invents her defense, and manipulates the media to become a major celebrity.

A true New York City institution, Chicago has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping-song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. No wonder Chicago has been honored with six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards®, a Grammy and thousands of standing ovations. It’s also no surprise that Chicago has wowed audiences all around the world, from Mexico City to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa.

Audience Advisory

Adult themes & content .

Tickets

Standard Tickets

Wheelchair seating, assistive listening devices, and handheld captions are always available.

Phone: (212) 239-6200

Wheelchair

Call (212) 239-6222 to order tickets.

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Scheduled Performances

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Theatre Details

Address

Ambassador Theatre
219 W 49th St
New York, NY 10019

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Public Transportation

By Subway: Take the 1, C or E to 50th Street and walk south to 49th Street then east to the theatre.

By Bus: Four buses stop near the theatre. Take M7, M20, M50, or M104.

Additional Accessibility Details

Wheelchairs: Wheelchair seating available. Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair seating is located in the Orchestra only.

Seating: Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. The Mezzanine is up 2 flights of stairs, a total of 38 steps. Please note, once on the Mezzanine level there are approximately 2 steps per row. Entrance to the Front Mezzanine is behind row E. Entrance to Rear Mezzanine is in front of row A. Hand rails are available at every stepped seat row.

Elevator\Escalator: There are no elevators or escalators at this theatre.

Parking: Valet parking garage: West of theater. No high top vans.

Curb Ramps: North west corner of 49th Street & Broadway; North east corner of 49th Street & 8th Avenue.

Entrance: The main entrance is up two steps with a handrail leading to double doors in a series: 1st set (each 27.5") to ticket lobby; 2nd set (each 26") lead to an inner lobby. Alternate entrance: Press call button at main entrance for assistance. At left of main entrance, double doors (each 55") lead into side alley and a second set of double doors (each 29") lead into the Orchestra.

Box Office: Ticket lobby on slight incline. Press call button at main entrance for assistance. Counters vary in height from 36.25", 39", and 42.75". The window closest to the lobby entrance can be reached by patrons using wheelchairs.

Restroom: There is an A.D.A. Unisex bathroom adjacent to the ticket lobby. The door is 32" wide, the stall measures 78" by 90". Commode is 18" high. Grab bars are positioned around the toilet.

Water Fountain: A water fountain is available in the ticket lobby. The spout is 36" high. A second fountain is located on the Mezzanine Level.

Telephone: A pay phone is available in the ticket lobby. The coin slot is 47" high and the cord is 29" long. Volume controls are avaible.

Assisted Listening System: Reservations are not necessary. Drivers license or ID with printed address required as a deposit. Please call: (212) 582-7678 to reserve in advance.

Folding Armrests: Six (6) row-end seats with folding armrests are in orchestra, Five (5) are in mezzanine.

Reviews (3)

Ever inspiring and feeling even more timely now then when it was written, the female driven double murderess song and dancer is a romp through the corrupt prison and court systems of the 1920s. It feels as upbeat, smart and on point today as when it was written in 1975. You know a musical is intelligent, witty and connivingly devilish when its choicest songs about press manipulation, betrayal and selfishness could feel equally at home either on the Broadway stage or in any of the Presidential campaign trails in this election year.


 

Read More of the Huffington Post (8/27/16) Review

For a Broadway musical that has lasted thousands of performances, played three different theaters, gone through a head-spinning number of cast changes and is about to reach its 20-year anniversary, “Chicago” is in remarkably good shape.

Celebs of all sorts go in and out of the show regularly (recent examples include a former teen star, “real housewife” and Heisman Trophy winner), which lends it a sort of newsworthiness.But the ongoing vitality of “Chicago” is primarily the product of its highly capable ensemble (who flawlessly execute Ann Reinking’s Fosse-style dance choreography) and orchestra (led by longtime music director Leslie Stifelman) and the brilliance of its Kander & Ebb score and dark book satirizing fundamental American institutions as shameless showbiz.

Read More of the amNewYork (7/20/16) Review

20 years old and she’s still got it, folks!

With the 20th Anniversary of Chicago speedily approaching, I took a trip to Broadway’s Ambassador Theatre to witness that timeless story of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery… and rest assured, I still hold it near and dear to my heart!

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