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. The present revival stars Pamela Anderson as Roxie Hart, the protagonist based on Beulah Annan. 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.
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.
Book: Bob Fosse & Fred Ebb
Direction: Walter Bobbie
Music: John Kander
Choreographer : Ann Reinking
Producer: Barry & Fran Weissle
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’,
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Booking Period: 4 Dec 2022 - 9 Nov 2023
Located at 219 West 49th Street in Midtown Manhattan’s Theater District, the Ambassador Theater 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 theater 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 Theater Seating Plan will help you find the best seats in the theatre.
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: Accessible Entrance , Wheelchair Accessible Seats , Unisex Accessible Bathrooms , Water Fountain , Coat Check , Hearing Assistance , Food Stalls
Accessibility: Ambassador Theater welcomes disabled guests and strives to make the show accessible for everyone
Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Ambassador Theater.
Dress Code: Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
Outside Food: Strictly prohibited
The best way to buy cheap or discounted Chicago tickets is to book them online as you will often come across attractive discounts. Book your Chicago tickets in advance as they tend to get more expensive closer to the show date.
You can easily buy last-minute Chicago tickets at www.broadway-show-tickets.com. You can even visit the TKTS booth at Times Square Square to procure cheap and last-minute Chicago Tickets. However, the only way to purchase Chicago Tickets at the TKTS booth is in person so be prepared for long queues.
Booking Chicago tickets online will give you the opportunity to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial view seating. But if you try your luck with lottery tickets, or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.
Chicago opens on 18 Feb 2017 at Ambassador Theatre.
Chicago does not have a strict age limit. However, it is most suitable for children of 12 and above.
Chicago is playing at Ambassador Theatre in Broadway.
Generally, children above 5 years are expected to pay full price for a Broadway theatre ticket. However, Kids Night, an event on Broadway that takes place every month, lets children aged 6-18 attend many Broadway shows for free as long as they are accompanied by an adult who has paid for a full-price ticket.
The running time of Chicago is 2 hrs 30 mins with a 15 min intermission.
Set in its titular city during the jazz age, the story of Chicago 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.
The main stars of Chicago are Pamela Anderson as Roxie Hart and Lana Gordon playing the role of Velma Kelly.
There is no specific dress code at Broadway. However, it is prudent to dress in semi casuals or smart casuals and something comfortable. Carry a light sweater or a jacket as the theatre can get a bit chilly.
No, outside food is not allowed while attending Chicago. Most theatres do have a cafeteria or bar inside the premises where you can get snacks and drinks.
Ambassador Theatre has multiple facilities including including Accessible Entrance , Wheelchair Accessible Seats , Unisex Accessible Bathrooms , Water Fountain , Coat Check , Hearing Assistance , Food Stalls available for the audiences during the Chicago.
Photography, videography, and sound recording are prohibited inside the theatre. Some theatres do have a souvenir shop from where you can purchase pictures of stills of the show.
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