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Chicago: The Musical - Show Summary
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. 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.
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.
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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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.
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
Charlotte d'Ambroise plays Roxie Hart
Amra-Faye 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
Show Duration: Chicago is 2 hours and 30 minutes long, including an intermission.
Fred Ebb (Lyrics)
Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse (Book)
John Kander (Music)
Production Stage Manager:
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 Advertising Representative:
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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)
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
Redball Parking LLC
225 West 49th Street
New York, NY 10019
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.