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."


from Chicago
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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New York City, New York
"A good show, but don't go if it is too expensive"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed March 19, 2018 NEW
I won free tickets to the show so of course, I went. I am a bit of a Broadway snob as I go every other month or so. I did not really think I'd like this show, but it was well produced and fun. I would not recommend seeing it if it is your first show-- there are so many other shows that are better, but I think it is nice to see. I know tickets can be pricey, so I would not recommend it if the price is over $50. It is good, but go see Kinky Boots instead-- the music is better and it is more visually pleasing.
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"Fun show with lots of action"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 19, 2018 NEW
We used Headout to get our tickets & it worked great! Their website was easy to use and their staff was in front of the theater as described in the confirmation email. The show was a lot of fun and we had great orchestra seats. Lots of action & singing and laughs. No wonder it’s been going since 1975!
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Dallas, Texas
"Never Disappoints...."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 18, 2018 NEW
This is my third time seeing Chicago on Broadway. I took friends that had never been to a Broadway Play, it was amazing.... I could see this production numerous more times....they change it up just a bit to keep it fresh. Theater is beautiful, tickets are reasonable... a great time!!!
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Brighton, United Kingdom
"Enjoyable but not a classic for me"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed March 18, 2018 NEW
I enjoyed this musical, Its fun, had a decent cast who could act & sing & dance (this helps!) - personally think its a little forgettable but worth the money.
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Grisel G
Albuquerque, Nuevo Mexico
"It was OK but it's overvalued"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed March 16, 2018 NEW
The musical was OK, good and fun but nothing more than extraordinary. I heard great comments about this show so I expected more but the stage never changed.
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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.