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Tickets are on sale now to see the Broadway sensation that is Chicago at the Ambassador Theatre on Broadway.

Welcome to our show listing for a musical about murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery -- all those things that we hold near and dear to our hearts…

Chicago is the longest-running American musical and longest-running musical revival in Broadway history. This production officially opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on November 14, 1996, following previews from October 23. It moved to the Shubert Theatre in February 1997 and then transferred to its current home of the Ambassador Theatre in January 2003. The original production of the musical played at the Richard Rodgers (then known as the 46th Street Theatre) from May 1975 through to August 1977.

The Broadway revival was nominated for eight Tony Awards in 1997, ultimately winning six trophies, including "Best Revival of a Musical,” “Best Choreography,” and “Best Direction of a Musical.” It is the production’s highly stylized and revealing costumes as well as its Fosse-inspired choreography that have made the musical one of the most widely recognised Broadway shows in the entire world.

Along with CabaretChicago is often considered as one of the best pieces of musical theatre from the legendary song-writing duo of John Kander and Fred Ebb. Their efforts were rewarded in 1997 with the Grammy Award for “Best Musical Theater Album” for their classic, jazz-infused score that has spawned such hits as “Cell Block Tango,” “When You’re Good to Mama,” “Mr. Cellophane,” “Razzle Dazzle,” and “All That Jazz”.

In 2002, Miramax finally released a much-anticipated film adaptation of the musical, starring Renée Zellweger as Roxie Hart, Catherine Zeta-Jones as Velma Kelly, Richard Gere as Billy Flynn, Queen Latifah as Matron “Mama” Morton, and John C. Reilly as Amos Hart. The film, directed by Rob Marshall, went on to win the Oscar for “Best Picture” at the 75th Academy Awards.

But there's nothing quite like experiencing this sizzling show and musical score live!

(Photos by Jeremy Daniel)

Running time: 
2hrs 30mins (including 1 intermission)
Categories: 
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About Chicago:

Chicago follows not your usual housewife, Roxie Hart, who gains dubious notoriety when she kills her boyfriend, invents her defense and manipulates everyone from her trustworthy husband to the fickle media and the unsuspecting public.

Child Policy:
May be inappropriate for 12 years of age and under. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
By:
Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, and a Book by Bob Fosse & Fred Ebb
Producer:
Barry & Fran Weissler, Jujamcyn Theatres in association with Kordan Productions
Director:
Walter Bobbie
Lighting:
Ken Billington
Sound:
Scott Lehrer
Design:
John Lee Beatty
Choreography:
Ann Reinking
Costume:
William Ivey Long
Cast list:
Desi Oakley (as Roxie Hart until Jun 30), Ryoko Yonekura (as Roxie Hart from Jul 1 to Jul 14), Amra-Faye Wright (as Velma Kelly), Ryan Silverman (as Billy Flynn), Raymond Bokhour (as Amos Hart), Natasha Yvette Williams (as Matron 'Mama' Morton), and R. Lowe (as Mary Sunshine) NOTE: Desi Oakley will also play Roxie Hart from July 15 to July 28, 2019.
Chicago Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
October 23, 1996
Opening date: 
November 14, 1996
Booking to: 
February 2, 2020
MatineeEvening
Monday-8pm
Tuesday-8pm
Wednesday--
Thursday-8pm
Friday-8pm
Saturday2:30pm8pm
Sunday2:30pm7pm

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Ambassador Theatre

Address:
219 West 49th Street (between Broadway & 8th Avenue), New York, NY 10019
Nearest subway station:
49th Street or 50th Street stations

Latest Chicago News & Features

Desi Oakley as Roxie Hart
Desi Oakley will star as Roxie Hart in Chicago on Broadway
May 9, 2019

Broadway alum Desi Oakley is set to take on the leading role of Roxie Hart in Kander & Ebb's Tony Award-winning musical Chicago in three separate two-week engagements at the Ambassador Theatre. Legendary supermodel and actress Christie Brinkley will play her final performance in the role on May 12, 2019, and Ms. Oakley will assume the role firstly from May 13 through May 26, 2019. She is aslo set to reprise the role from June 17 through June 30, and finally from July 15 through July 28, 2019.

Christie Brinkley as Roxie Hart
Supermodel Christie Brinkley returns to Chicago on Broadway
April 18, 2019

Legendary supermodel and actress Christie Brinkley is once again the name on everybody's lips as she returns to Kander & Ebb's Tony Award-winning musical Chicago for a third stint as Roxie Hart tonight. As previously reported, she is set to play a limited 4-week engagement at the Ambassador Theatre through to May 12, 2019.

Christie Brinkley as Roxie Hart
Supermodel Christie Brinkley sets return to Chicago on Broadway
March 5, 2019

Legendary supermodel and actress Christie Brinkley will once again be the name on everybody's lips as she returns to Kander & Ebb's Tony Award-winning musical Chicago for a third stint as Roxie Hart. She is set to play a limited 4-week engagement at the Ambassador Theatre from April 18 through to May 12, 2019.

Veronica Dunne returns to Chicago on Broadway
February 12, 2019

Disney Channel star Veronica Dunne, who previously made her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in Kander & Ebb's Tony Award-winning musical Chicago in October 2016, reprises the role for a 6-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre tonight, as scheduled, and remains with the production through to March 24, 2019.

Veronica Dunne as Roxie Hart
Veronica Dunne will return to Chicago on Broadway
February 1, 2019

Disney Channel star Veronica Dunne, who previously made her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in Kander & Ebb's Tony Award-winning musical Chicago in October 2016, will return to the role for a 6-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre from February 12 through to March 24, 2019. Ms. Dunne is best known for her TV role as Marisa Clark in the Disney Channel's "K.C. Undercover." Other screen credits include "The Ninth Passenger," "Locker Love," "The Couch," "Our Wild Hearts," and "Kickin' It." Her previous stage credits include Cinderella, Cabaret, Into The Woods, and The Black Suits.

Ryoko Yonekura as Roxie Hart
Ryoko Yonekura is set to return to Chicago on Broadway
January 25, 2019

The name on everybody's lips will be... Ryoko! Japanese star Ryoko Yonekura is set to return to the Broadway production of Kander & Ebb's Tony Award-winning musical Chicago for a third stint as Roxie Hart due to popular demand, reprising the role at the Ambassador Theatre for 16 performances only from July 1 to July 14, 2019. Following the Broadway engagement, Yonekura will join the US National Tour of Chicago before limited Japanese engagements in Osaka and Tokyo in August, 2019.

Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Cuba Gooding, Jr. returns to the role of Billy Flynn in Chicago on Broadway
January 7, 2019

Show me the "Razzle Dazzle"... again! Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. returns to the Broadway production of Chicago at the Ambassador Theatre tonight and is set to play a limited engagement through to February 10, 2019, as previously announced. Gooding, Jr. reprises his performance as Billy Flynn in the long-running musical, after playing a previous limited engagement from October 6, 2018 to November 18, 2018. He also originated the role of Billy Flynn in the 2018 revival of Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre in London, where he made his West End debut.

Our Chicago 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!