Kander & Ebb’s Gritty, Satirical Musical
An elegant, minimally staged revival of Kander and Ebb’s gritty, satirical musical – lust, treachery, and murder among chorus girls and backstage types in old Chicago.
From the Producers
Come on, Babe! If you’re looking for razzle-dazzle entertainment… If you’re looking for a night out at the theater you’ll remember for years to come…If you’re looking for pure Broadway…then look no further than Chicago! 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. 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.
Music: John Kander
Lyrics: Fred Ebb
Book: Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb
Choreographer: Ann Reinking
Director: Walter Bobbie
Cell Block Tango
Celebrating 20 Years on Broadway
The Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Chicago, which has surpassed 8,000 performances, celebrated its 20th anniversary on Broadway November 14, 2016 at the Ambassador Theatre. It’s the second-longest running show in Broadway history (after The Phantom of the Opera) and the longest-running American show in Broadway history. The revival of Chicago began life as one of the three annual Encores! presentations offered by City Center. The musical opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in November 1996, where it remained through February 1997. The musical transferred to the Shubert Theatre February 11, 1997, and played that house through January 26, 2003. The revival reopened at the Ambassador Theatre, its current home, January 29, 2003.
Killing it Worldwide
What / Where
Ticket prices are currently between $47.50 and $201.00.
The show plays at the Ambassador Theatre at 219 West 49th Street.
Running time: 2 hrs 25 mins
Tickets are currently on sale until July 2, 2017. Get tickets to Chicago now!
Monday: 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 PM
Saturday: 2:30 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday: 2:30 PM & 7:00 PM
Winner of 6 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical.
1997 Tony Awards
Best Revival of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Choreography, Best Lighting Design, Best Actor in a Musical (James Naughton), Best Actress in a Musical (Bebe Neuwirth).
1997 Drama Desk
Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Direction of a Musical, Outstanding Choreography, Outstanding Lighting Design, Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Bebe Neuwirth), Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Joel Gray).
1997 New York Drama Critics
Legendary director-choreographer Bob Fosse forever changed the way audiences around the world viewed dance on the stage and in the film industry in the late 20th century. Visionary, intense, and unbelievably driven, Fosse was an artist whose work was always provocative, entertaining, and quite unlike anything ever before seen. The creator of the original 1975 Broadway production of Chicago, Fosse received most of his early training as burlesque performer, and that tradition lives on in the current production, a writhing, gyrating homage to the libido that still raises eyebrows today.
Critic’s Review from USA Today
Without cosmetic surgery, this show seems too modern, too knowing to be 21 years old. The new production is stripped down to the distilled essence of Broadway theater. It’s so undiluted, it’s show biz administered through intravenous injection. Director Walter Bobbie keeps surprising you with what arises from an otherwise bare stage. It all brilliantly supports the stars and the incisive stories of ignoble behavior they tell.