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Chicago: The Musical on Broadway

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Chicago: The Musical on Broadway Tickets

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Chicago The Musical Summary:

It is the sexy, sensational, murderous story of women who are in prison for having murdering their husbands, centering on two: Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart.

Chicago The Musical Show Background:

Originally premiering on Broadway in 1975, this outstanding revival production has been running continuously on Broadway since 1996. With a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Fred Ebb, this show is classic contemporary Broadway. A film based on the musical was released in 2002 and won much acclaim, igniting a string of popular musical to movie adaptations in its wake.

The show chronicles the tribulations of the two anti-heroines both accused of heinous murders. Both women find themselves in the same prison, vying against one another for the attention of smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn while capitalizing on their pseduo-celebrity like notoriety and infamy their actions have garnered them. The show is a non-stop romp of sexual intrigue, spectacular pizzazz, and hilarious storytelling.

Chicago
tells the timeless tale of the insatiable lure of fame and the questionable lengths that people will go to, for their own 15 minutes of fame.
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Noteworthy Dates For The Show

Previews Begin: 10/23/96
Show Opened: 11/14/96
Show Closes: Open Ended
Number of Performances: 8 shows per week
 
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SHOULD YOU SEE CHICAGO ON BROADWAY?

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What Is CHICAGO Like?

This long-running Broadway show incorporates classic Fosse choreography and contains a multitude of familiar tunes such as “All That Jazz,” “Cell Block Tango,” “Razzle Dazzle,” “When You’re Good to Mama,” “Mr. Cellophane,” “I Can’t Do It Alone,” “Nowadays” and ‘”Funny Honey,” just to name a few. The story centers around Roxie Hart, who murders her husband after catching him cheating on her, and then goes to Cook County Jail where she meets fellow murderess Velma Kelly. She also meets the corrupt matron of the prison “Mama” Morton. Roxie hires a lawyer named Billy Flynn who specializes in such cases, and who usually wins by winning over the press. Many Roxie's have graced the Ambassador Theatre stage including cabaret legend Liza Minelli and model Christie Brinkley, as well as a variety of Billy's such as daytime TV show host Jerry Springer and actor Taye Diggs.

Is CHICAGO Good for Kids?

Due to themes of sex and violence, the show may be inappropriate for children under the age of 12.  Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
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Chicago On Broadway Show Reviews:

“Chicago glitters hypnotically!” Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“Chicago remains a sizzler – one extremely sex-see experience!” Mike Solimano, The Star-Ledger

“The show is as crazy-fun as ever!” – Trevor Reiger, WCBS-TV/People Magazine

"Since 1996, the timeless Chicago has rocked Broadway, In my humble opinion, it will continue to do so until the year 2096"
Jennifer R Jones, New York Show Tickets

 
Previous Notable Roxie Harts on Broadway
         
Liza Minnelli   Ann Reinking   Brooke Shields
         
Ruthie Henshall   Melora Hardin   Ashlee Simpson
         
Melanie Griffith   Bianca Marroquin   Samantha Harris
         
Michelle Williams   Christie Brinkley   Brandy Norwood
         
         
         
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Cast Members:

Brandy Norwood plays Roxie Hart
Lana Gordon Wright plays Velma Kelly
Tony Yazbeck plays Billy Flynn (Current)
Raymond Bokhour plays Amos Hart
Natasha Yvette Williams plays Matron "Mama" Morton
R. Lowe plays Mary Sunshine

Broadway Theatre:

Ambassador Theatre
219 West 49th Street
New York, NY 10019
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Theatre Landlord:
The Shubert Organization

Entrance:
49th Street, between 8th and Broadway

Ambassador Box Office Hours:

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: Noon - 6pm

Seating Map:
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Show Duration:
Chicago is 2 hours and 30 minutes long, including a 15 minute intermission.

Producers:

Barry Weissler
Fran Weissler
Associate Producer:
Kardana Productions
Other Credits:
Fred Ebb (Lyrics)
Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse (Book)
John Kander (Music)
Production Stage Manager:

David Hyslop
Advertising Representative:
RPM
  Staff and Creative Team:

General Manager:
BJ Holt at National Artists Management Company
Company Manager:
Susan Keappock at National Artists Management Company (NAMCO)
Technical Supervisor:
Arthur Siccardi
Casting Director:
Duncan Stewart at Duncan Stewart & Company
Marketing:
HHC Marketing
Press Agent:
Boneau Bryan-Brown
  Genre:
Musical - Revival

Production Credits:

Walter Bobbie (Director)
Ann Reinking (Choreographer)
John Lee Beatty (Scenic Designer)
William Ivey Long (Costume Designer)
Ken Billington (Lighting Designer)
Scott Lehrer (Sound Designer)
David Thompson (Script Adaptation)
Ralph Burns (Orchestrations)
Peter Howard (Dance Music Arrangements)
Seymour Red Press (Musical Coordinator)
         
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Parking For This Theatre:
The closest parking garage for the Ambassador Theatre is located at:
Zenith Parking Garage
254 West 49th Street
New York, NY 10019
212-581-8590
Redball Parking LLC
225 West 49th Street
New York, NY 10019
212-262-5450
The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow theatre goers have the same idea. A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.