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One of Broadway's most cherished institutions, Chicago has become a worldwide sensation. The morally bankrupt leading ladies will steal your heart as you follow their desperate journeys to stardom, and the iconic choreography is sure to give you the old "Razzle Dazzle." Check the Chicago schedule and get your tickets today-- this show will knock you dead!



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Chicago - The MusicalSaturday, August 30, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Ambassador Theatre
New York, New York

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Chicago - The MusicalSunday, August 31, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Ambassador Theatre
New York, New York

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Chicago - The MusicalSunday, August 31, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Ambassador Theatre
New York, New York

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Chicago - The MusicalMonday, September 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Ambassador Theatre
New York, New York

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Chicago - The MusicalTuesday, September 2, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Ambassador Theatre
New York, New York

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Chicago - The MusicalThursday, September 4, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Ambassador Theatre
New York, New York

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Chicago - The MusicalFriday, September 5, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Ambassador Theatre
New York, New York

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Chicago - The MusicalSaturday, September 6, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Ambassador Theatre
New York, New York

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Chicago - The MusicalSaturday, September 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Ambassador Theatre
New York, New York

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Chicago - The MusicalSunday, September 7, 2014 at 2:30 PM

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New York, New York

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Chicago - The Musical Information

Broadway Theatre:

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

About the Show:

One of John Kander and Fred Ebb's masterpieces, Chicago is a landmark musical. Originally opening in 1975, it has received countless award nominations for its original Broadway and West End productions and for its revivals. Many of Broadway's best have played the iconic roles in the show, including Chita Rivera, Gwen Verdon, Liza Minnelli, Bebe Neuwirth, and Joel Grey. The current Broadway revival is the fifth longest-running show in Broadway history, and continues to thrive by recruiting actors from theatre, film, and television to step into the lead roles. Notable replacements have included Ashlee Simpson, Joey Lawrence, Christie Brinkley, John Schneider, Chandra Wilson, Mya, Lisa Rinna, and Sofia Vergara. The 2002 Oscar-winning film version, directed by Rob Marshall, starred Catherine Zeta Jones, Renee Zellweger, Richard Gere, John C. Reilly, and Queen Latifah.

While Chicago may draw in crowds due to its star-studded casts, it didn't become such an iconic show without an amazing vaudeville-inspired score, which features such classics as "All That Jazz," "When You're Good to Mama," "All I Care About," and the "Cell Block Tango." Perhaps the most notable achievement of the show is its renowned choreography; legendary choreographer Bob Fosse created a truly amazing set of steps for the show, and it is still performed in his style today. The current production utilizes minimalist set and basic black costumes to emphasize the emotion of the dialogue and songs and the inherent genius of the choreography. Get back to basics and get your Chicago the musical tickets today. It is a deviously drop-dead beautiful experience every theatre fan should have.

Plot Synopsis:

It's the late 1920s in Chicago, Illinois, and vaudeville performer Velma Kelly has just murdered her husband and sister after discovering them in bed together. Velma welcomes the audience to the show by singing "All That Jazz." Meanwhile, chorus girl Roxie Hart has also committed murder, having killed her lover, nightclub owner Fred Casely in a fit of rage. Roxie manages to convince her simple husband, Amos, that the victim was an intruder in their home, but when the police announce the name of the deceased, he realizes what had been going on, and Roxie is arrested. She is shipped off to the women's block of the Cook County Jail, where she meets Velma and several other femmes fatales, all of whom maintain their innocence. The block is managed by the corrupt Matron "Mama" Morton, who readily accepts bribes from the inmates in exchange for favors, including helping Velma become a media sensation in hopes of making a vaudeville comeback. Velma immediately dislikes Roxie for stealing her fame and her lawyer, the silver-tongued hotshot Billy Flynn. With Billy's help, Roxie becomes the new star murderess of the city (and adopts a bratty, entitled attitude just as quickly), but she is soon replaced by the next new pretty face. In a city where guilt and innocence are judged by popularity and scandal elicits just as much admiration as disapproval, Roxie and Velma must try to manipulate the system to climb back to the top (and escape the noose). Get your Chicago tickets today to see the sensational events that lead these amoral ladies to their destinies.

Run Time:

2 hours and 30 minutes with one intermission.

Advisory:

Recommended for children 8 and up (adult language, adult themes).

Awards:


  • 1975 Tony Awards: 10 nominations
  • 1975 Drama Desk Awards: 2 nominations
  • 1979 Olivier Awards: 3 nominations
  • 1997 Tony Awards: 8 nominations, 6 wins
  • 1996 Drama Desk Awards: 5 nominations, 5 wins
  • 1997 Olivier Awards: 7 nominations, 2 wins

Creative Team:

MusicJohn Kander
LyricsFred Ebb
BookBob Fosse, Fred Ebb
DirectorWalter Bobbie
Original ChoreographerBob Fosse
ChoreographerAnn Reinking
Costume DesignerWilliam Ivey Long
Set DesignerJohn Lee Beatty
Lighting DesignerKen Billington
Sound DesignerScott Lehrer

Cast:

Broadway
Roxie HartBianca Marroquin
Velma KellyAmra-Faye Wright
Billy FlynnBrent Barrett
Amos HartChristopher Fitzgerald
Matron Mama MortonRoz Ryan
Mary SunshineR. Lowe

Cast:

U.S. Tour
Roxie HartPaige Davis
Velma KellyTerra C. MacLeod
Billy FlynnJohn O'Hurley
Amos HartTodd Buonopane
Matron Mama MortonCarol Woods
Mary SunshineD. Micciche

Chicago News:

November 14, 1996Following previews since October 23rd, the revival of Chicago opened on Broadway!
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