Chicago the Musical in New York, NY

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

The longest-running American musical on Broadway, and winner of multiple prestigious awards, “Chicago” is a 1920s-inspired show that features themes of greed, murder, manipulation and fame. The legendary musical showcases two rival prison inmates whose money-hungry lawyer turns their incarcerations into a circus of sorts, complete with big jazz numbers, catchy songs and a scandalously fun plot.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Show is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes (1 intermission).
  • Appropriate for ages 13 years and up.
  • In-house bar and concession stands.
  • Absolutely no recording devices are allowed in the theatre, including still cameras.
  • Orchestra is interactive part of stage.
  • Story is a satire on corruption and the celebrity criminal.
  • Featured songs include "All That Jazz," "Cell Block Tango" and "Razzle Dazzle."

Description

from Chicago
The #1 Longest-Running American Musical in Broadway History - Now in Its 18th Year on Broadway

Winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival

A true New York City institution, Chicago has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you've ever seen.

No wonder Chicago has been honored with 6 Tony Awards®, 2 Olivier Awards®, a Grammy® and thousands of standing ovations.

It's also no surprise that Chicago has wowed audiences all around the world, from Mexico City to Moscow, from São Paulo to South Africa.

Whether you're looking for your first Broadway musical, whether you've seen the Academy Award®-winning film and want to experience the show live on stage or whether you've seen it before and want to recapture the magic, Chicago always delivers.

This show is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes (1 intermission). Appropriate for ages 13 years and up.

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HA12014
Nicosia, Cyprus
"Different ...!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 15, 2017 NEW
You can not miss the theatre is on broadway. The show is totally different than others be even sometimes confusing but interesting... it describe in a sarcastic way the way of thinking of some people... the music and the show are good. Its broadway show.
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iver0185
Granite Falls, Minnesota
"Won't go again"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed June 09, 2017 NEW
The theater is stuffy and uncomfortable with 1 small bathroom for the entire place. The pit took up the while stage. Not very impressed.
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neal1
Gaithersburg, Maryland
"Not Worth It"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed June 06, 2017 NEW
I've been to many musicals. This was the worst. The singers were fine, but the stage was 2/3 taken by the orchestra. There were no special affects, major props and worst of all costumes. This play is centered in the 1920's, yet everyone is wearing dance leotards with no costume changes. No bright lights, stage decor, and I'll attribute that to the orchestra on stage. It's the longest running show because there's little expense into production. I only stood up at the end to applaud the singers out of respect, not their fault. Thank goodness for the TKTS 1/2 price tickets, otherwise I would be more pissed that they got me for full price.
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600Suzie18
Plymouth, Indiana
"Musical always worth a revisit!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 03, 2017 NEW
Last minute trip to the city and most favored musicals were sold out. Always loved Chicago, and thought why not enjoy it again? So fun even unfamiliar cast. But my favorite is still KZJ❤️
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Oologahteeth
Altus, Oklahoma
"So very disappointed "
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed May 26, 2017
My family of 4 are huge fans of the Chicago Music and the movie. We had been looking forward to seeing this show for months! Huge disappointment when we walked into the theater and saw how small the stage and theater was. I was expecting a huge production, sets and great costumes. I felt like this was a show that you could get free tickets to see. False advertising on the playbill ( the cover photo?) where were those women ? THe picture Of Velma plastered all over NYC? Where is that woman? CHICAGO needs a cast overhaul, Velma (57) and Roxie (41) need to move on and give new young performers a chance. And really, glitter coming down on the stage, Pom poms and tambourines are the only props. Finale curtain made of Strips of metallic plastic. I have seen better decorations at a high school prom. Chicago broke my heart!! Save your money and go see Hamilton- It's AMAZING!!

Frequently Asked Questions about Chicago

Where is the theater located?
Chicago is performed at the Ambassador Theatre located at 219 West 49th Street, New York, NY 10019.

How long is the show?

The show is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes long with a 20-minute intermission.

Is the Ambassador Theatre wheelchair accessible?
Yes. Wheelchair seating is available in the orchestra section only.

Can I bring my camera to the theater?

Absolutely no photography or video is allowed into the theater.

When should I arrive for my show?
The theater doors open approximately 45 minutes before the show. It is recommended that audiences arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the show beginning to find their seats, browse the available show merchandise, and settle in before showtime.

Is this show appropriate for children?
Yes. The show is recommended for children ages 13 and up due to the mature material performed throughout the show.

Are concessions available for purchase within the theater?
Yes. Soft drinks, water, cocktails, candy, and show merchandise (no food) are available for purchase at the Ambassador Theatre. No outside food or drink is allowed into the theater.