Chicago the Musical in New York, NY

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


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The Longest-Running American Musical in Broadway History and 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.

Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids.

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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"Pitiful "Production""
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed August 16, 2017 NEW
I have been to NYC many times and have seen many Broadway shows. This is without a doubt the most pathetic production I have ever seen. Do NOT waste your money!! This is not a "Broadway" show - rather, it is an orchestra sitting on the stage on a tiered platform, with the characters coming out in front of them to sing their songs. I saw a production of this many years ago with Melanie Griffith as a headliner. It was a staged production that was phenomenal with set changes, props, etc like a Broadway show should be. It is no wonder that they have people outside all over Times Square trying to hustle up business. With tickets being $140, this was a major rip off. I wouldn't pay $10 to see this production of Chicago. What a joke, that one of the songs is "Razzle Dazzle" when there wasn't a single ounce of razzle or dazzle in this entire so-called "production"! Simply Horrible!!
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Lee K
"Not a lot of Razzle Dazzle"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 13, 2017 NEW
Although we were close to the stage, my daughter and I both had difficulty seeing through the crowd. There were no costume or set changes. The lines to the women's restroom ran down the stairs. The theatre needs to invest in more restrooms. We enjoyed the show, but I felt that we could have seen a better production back home at our local college. For the price of tickets and being a popular Broadway show, I had higher expectations.
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TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 08, 2017 NEW
An outstanding broadway production that left is with some amazing NYC memories. The performers were all great!
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Grasby, United Kingdom
"Excellent ahow"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 07, 2017 NEW
We bought tickets on the day from tickettix excellent service. Seen the show before and it was excellent again. Great dancing and singing thoroughly enjoyable!
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"Good watch "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 03, 2017 NEW
This was the first musical I went to see in New York this year, and it was very good. The storyline was easy to follow, and the humour used was very easy to understand. The quality of the acting was also good. However, I did feel like it was slightly out dated (not a very special set), but if you have a spare night, it is definitely one to watch.

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.