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Ambassador Theatre 4.51(637)
17 Feb 2023 - 01 Sep 2024
2 hr 30 min with 15min interval
Suitable for 12+
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Why Watch Chicago?

  • What better way to celebrate your first Broadway show than with this Grammy-winning musical with a whopping 6 Tony Awards, and 2 Olivier Awards under its belt!
  • Even if you’ve watched Chicago, the Academy Award-winning film, then you’re in for a treat with the live version.
  • For such a well-received show, it is no surprise that Chicago has been the longest-running American musical in the history of Broadway.
  • Join the ranks of its international audiences from Moscow to Mexico City, and all the way from Sao Paulo to South Africa – who have time and again been stunned by this musical extravaganza.
  • Make haste and secure your Chicago Broadway tickets for a night of outrageously glamorous performances and a glittering story of fame, success, fortune, and of course – jazz!

About Show

Show Details

Top Songs

Age Suitability


The story is based on the original 1926 play, written by Maurine Dallas Watkins who was assigned to cover the trials of Beulah Annan and Belva Gaertner for the Chicago Tribune in 1924. These women were accused of murder in the 1920s when Chicago's public was captivated by a string of homicides by high-profile women. While the original production opened in 1975, the revival received higher praise from critics. With more than 9,000 performances, this is the longest-running musical revival on Broadway. Directed by Walter Bobbie, a stellar cast comes together, bringing verve to this satirical story of corruption, with extravagant performances choreographed by Ann Reinking and music by John Kander.

The Story

Set in its titular city during the Jazz Age, the story follows Roxie Hart who kills Fred Casely after he tries to break off their affair. A tale of corruption, power and fame follows in the wake of this passionate crime. In the early 1920s, there were several high-profile cases involving female killers. A series of acquittals gave rise to the lore that attractive women couldn’t be convicted in Chicago. Roxie was modeled after Beulah Annan, whose trial drew public attention for the scandalous nature of her crime. After Watkins’ sensational coverage of the events in the Chicago Tribune received mass readership, she was inspired to write Chicago, the play.

Show Timings

  • Show timings for Chicago may vary every week. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next stage of booking.

Cast & Crew

  • Leading Roles: Charlotte D‘amboise as Roxie Hart, Kimberly Marable as Velma Kelly, Lili Thomas as Matron “mama” Morton, James T. Lane as Amos Hart, Max Von Essen as Billy Flynn, R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine
  • Book: Bob Fosse & Fred Ebb
  • Direction: Walter Bobbie
  • Music: John Kander
  • Choreographer : Ann Reinking
  • Producer: Barry & Fran Weissle

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

Chicago Top Songs

John Kander and Fred Ebb have provided the music and lyrics for this super hit musical. Set in the jazz age, this musical is sure to make you relive some of the delightful jazz tunes. The top songs of Chicago the musical include ‘All That Jazz’,

  • This show may not be entirely appropriate for viewing by children aged 12 and under. The theatre does not permit children under the age of 4.
  • Parental discretion is advised. This show contains strong language, sexual references, cigarette smoking, haze, and flashing lights.
  • Please keep in mind that most theatres do not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

Tickets Redemption

  • You will receive an email confirmation instantly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. A physical printout is not necessary.

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended or rescheduled.

The Ambassador Theatre

Located at 219 West 49th Street in Midtown Manhattan’s Theatre District, the Ambassador Theatre has had an illustrious past as a playhouse. While it was primarily a center for operettas and musical comedies in its opening decade, it also served as a radio broadcasting center and movie house during the period from 1936 to the 1950s. Some of the notable productions at this theatre include Suzan-Lori Parks’ Pulitzer-prize winning Topdog/Underdog (2002), and an adaptation of The Great Gatsby (1926) by Owen Davis.

Seating Capacity: 1114

Ambassador Theatre Seating Plan will help you find the best seats in the theatre.

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: 219 W 49th St, New York, NY 10019

Tube: The closest subway station to the Ambassador Theatre is 49th Street, which is served by lines including N, R and W.

Bus: M7, M20 , M104 , M50

Available Facilities: Restrooms, Water Fountains

Accessibility: Accessible Seating, Visual & Hearing Assistance, Accessible Restrooms

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Ambassador Theatre.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Strictly prohibited

Frequently Asked Questions About Chicago

How much do the Chicago tickets cost?

The cost of the Chicago tickets starts from £61.16 and will vary depending on the type of seats you choose.

What is the opening date for Chicago?

Chicago opened on 17 Feb 2023 at Ambassador Theatre.

What age is Chicago appropriate for?

Chicago does not have a strict age limit. However, it is most suitable for children aged 12 and above.

Where is Chicago playing on Broadway?

Chicago is playing at Ambassador Theatre in New York and opened on 17 Feb 2023.

How long does Chicago run for?

The running time of Chicago is 2 hrs 30 mins with a 15 min intermission.

Who are the main stars of Chicago?

The main stars of Chicago are Charlotte D‘amboise as Roxie Hart, Kimberly Marable as Velma Kelly, Lili Thomas as Matron 'mama' Morton

What are the popular songs in Chicago?

Chicago has a range of delightful songs to enthrall audiences. Listen to top songs such as Overture and All That Jazz. You can find the Chicago playlist here.

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