Please note that performances of Chicago have been cancelled through 3 January 2021, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Performances will resume as early as is practical in 2021.
Chicago tells the story of Roxie Hart, a chorus girl sent to prison for her lover’s murder. When she meets celebrity singer Velma Kelly and charismatic lawyer Billy Flynn, an obsession with fame, stardom and getting away with murder begins. With songs including “Cell Block Tango” and “All That Jazz” sure to get toes tapping, Chicago at the Ambassador Theatre is a truly beloved New York City institution.
Erika Jayne (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) plays Roxy Hart. She is joined by Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly and Paulo Szot as Billy Flynn.
Chicago the musical is based on a play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, and features music and lyrics by frequent collaborators John Kander and Fred Ebb, whose work includes the Tony Award-winning Kiss of the Spider Woman. Fred Ebb and the legendary Bob Fosse provide the book, with Fosse also serving as the original director and choreographer.
This revival of Chicago first opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in 1996, before moving to the Ambassador Theatre in 2003. Director Walter Bobbie (Bright Star, Sweet Charity), choreographer Anne Reinking (Fosse, Goodtime Charlie), and set designer John Lee Beatty (A Delicate Balance, Burn This) are some of the current creative team.
With six Tony Awards and a host of criminally good songs, Chicago at the Ambassador Theatre is a deliciously spectacular piece of musical theater, currently going strong in its third decade.
Important informationPlaying at: Ambassador Theatre, 219 West 49th Street, New York, NY 10019
Performance dates: 01 Jun 2021 - 22 Aug 2021
Running time: 2 hours 30 mins (including intermission)
Age recommendation: Recommended 13+. Under 4s not permitted
Special notice: Chicago is a Broadway legend perfect for anyone who loves show-stopping choreography, music and drama. Fans of the 2002 film who want to experience a Tony Award-winning live version will definitely want to grab tickets for Chicago at the Ambassador Theatre.