Chicago at Ambassador Theatre tickets

About the show

The longest-running American musical in Broadway history, Chicago has wowed audiences across the globe. With sizzling choreography, show-stopping music, and an alluring tale of fame and obsession, this is a must-see at the Ambassador Theatre.

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.

Dylis Croman (Sweet Charity) plays Roxy Hart, having previously stepped into the glamorous murderer's shoes several times. She is joined by Lana Gordon as Velma Kelly; Wright has performed in the role worldwide since 2001, from Broadway to Japan; and Jeff McCarthy 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.

Recommended for

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.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 13+. Under 4s not permitted

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 30 mins (including intermission)
Opened: 23 Oct 1996
Press night: 14 Nov 1996
Booking from: 23 Oct 1996
Booking until: 01 Jan 2021

Location and map

Ambassador Theatre
219 West 49th Street
New York, NY 10019

13 Reviews Add review

I really wanted to see Jaime Camil. He is a super famous Spanish telenovela star and he was making history with Bianca Marroquin as... More

monikamejia 5’7, 42 reviews, 0 helpful votes

It was great to see Christie Brinkley as Roxie Hart during her limited run as she can definitely still sing and dance at her age. The... More

xsally90 5"3, 27 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Wonderful performance from the start. The show was far better than the one I saw in London. I think the fact that it is a US storyline... More

Fatsy27 4'11", 8 reviews, 0 helpful votes

caeciliea 165cm, 3 reviews, 0 helpful votes

spaceyvicky 173, 8 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I will only say one word to describe how much I enjoyed seeing the show: FOSSE.

camilaviola 16 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Good show with talented cast. Small stage set but it worked for the show.

KathleenCasaceli 5"4, 49 reviews, 0 helpful votes

chrish19 7 reviews, 0 helpful votes

jadeprince 5"4, 150 reviews, 3 helpful votes