Chicago at Ambassador Theatre tickets
Chicago at Ambassador Theatre tickets

Chicago

Overview

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.

Veronica Dunne makes her Broadway debut as Roxy Hart, with credits including Disney’s M.C. Undercover on television. She is joined by Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly; Wright has performed in the role worldwide since 2001, from Broadway to Japan. Tom Hewitt as Billy Flynn is also a Chicago regular, having been in casts throughout the U.S., Canada and Japan.

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 12+. Under 4s not permitted

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 30 mins (including intermission)
Opened: 01 Jan 2019
Booking from: 01 Jan 2019
Booking until: 01 Jan 2021

Location and map

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

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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

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