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Are you ready for "All That Jazz"? Chicago will reopen at the Ambassador Theatre on Sept. 14, 2021, which is the first night that Broadway theatres can reopen at full capacity. More information on Chicago tickets will be available soon.

Chicago is a musical about murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery, and it's both the longest-running American musical and longest-running musical revival in Broadway history. Chicago officially opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on November 14, 1996, and its since moved to the Shubert Theatre and now the Ambassador Theatre from January 2003. 

Casting for Chicago on Broadway in 2021 is to be announced. The previous cast starred Amra-Faye Wright (as Velma Kelly), Ryan Silverman (as Billy Flynn), Haley Swindal (as Matron "Mama" Morton), Raymond Bokhour (as Amos Hart), and R. Lowe (as Mary Sunshine).

Chicago was nominated for eight Tony Awards in 1997. The show ultimately won six trophies, including best revival of a musical, best choreography and best direction of a musical. “ The production’s highly stylized and revealing costumes as well as its Fosse-inspired choreography have made the musical one of the most widely recognised Broadway shows worldwide.

Along with CabaretChicago is often considered as one of the best pieces of musical theatre from the legendary song-writing duo John Kander and Fred Ebb. They won the the Grammy Award for best musical theatre album for Chicago, with a jazz-infused score including hits like “Cell Block Tango,” “When You’re Good to Mama,” “Mr. Cellophane,” and “Razzle Dazzle."

A Chicago film adaptation was released in 2002, 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 went on to win the Oscar for “Best Picture” at the 75th Academy Awards.

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
Chicago Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
October 23, 1996
Opening date: 
November 14, 1996
Available from: 
September 14, 2021
Booking to: 
February 6, 2022
MatineeEvening
Monday-8pm
Tuesday-8pm
Wednesday--
Thursday-8pm
Friday-8pm
Saturday2:30pm8pm
Sunday2:30pm7pm

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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

Photo credit: Chicago cast (Photo by Jeremy Daniel)
‘Chicago’ to return to Ambassador Theatre from September 14
May 7, 2021

Chicago will reopen on Broadway in September after a year of suspended performances.

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!