Discount Broadway Tickets For Chicago

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Chicago Summary

  • Show Status: Currently playing at the Ambassador Theatre
  • Genre: Musical - Revival
  • Chicago is 2 hours and 30 minutes long, including an intermission of 15 minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: October 23, 1996
  • Show Opened: November 14, 1996
  • Show Closes: Open ended

Chicago is a sexy, sensational show that is set in its namesake city during the mid-Twenties when the mob and liquor reigned supreme.

Chicago on Broadway 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.

Opened in 1996, Chicago Moved to Another Theatre in 2003

Chicago opened on November 14, 1996, at the Richard Rodgers Theatre/ This is the same theatre where the original production had played in 1975. On January 29, 2003, more than six years into its run, Chicago moved to the Ambassador Theatre, where it has played ever since.

Anti-Heroines and Heinous Murders

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 pseudo-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.

What’s 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 on 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 Ticket Lottery and Rush Schedule

Every day there are discounted Broadway show tickets sold as part of the Broadway ticket lotteries or as Rush Tickets Tonight. Tickets are only valid on-the-same-day of the drawing. The following is the daily schedule of the ticket lottery and RUSH ticket pricing.

General Rush

Tuesday, 10:00am

Wednesday, 10:00am

Thursday, 10:00am

Friday, 10:00am

Saturday, 10:00am

Sunday, 12:00pm

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Theatre Information

Ambassador Theatre

219 West 49th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,120
Entrance: 49th Street, between 8th and Broadway
Theatre Information

Ambassador Theatre Seating Chart

Chicago Marquee

Chicago Marquee

Cast Members

Amos Hart
Raymond Bokhour
Velma Kelly
Amra-Faye Wright
Amos Hart
Raymond Bokhour
Mary Sunshine
R. Lowe
Billy Flynn
Ryan Silverman
Matron "Mama" Morton
Haley Swindal

Past Cast Members

Roxie Hart
Desi Oakley
Roxie Hart
Liza Minelli
Roxie Hart
Ann Reinking
Roxie Hart
Brooke Shields
Roxie Hart
Ruthie Henshall
Roxie Hart
Melora Hardin
Roxie Hart
Ashlee Simpson
Roxie Hart
Melanie Griffith
Roxie Hart
Bianca Marroquin
Roxie Hart
Samantha Harris
Roxie Hart
Michelle Williams
Roxie Hart
Christie Brinkley
Roxie Hart
Brandy Norwood
Roxie Hart
Charlotte d'Amboise
Velma Kelly
Lana Gordon
Velma Kelly
Lana Gordon Wright
Billy Flynn
Tony Yazbeck
Matron "Mama" Morton
Natasha Yvette Williams


Barry Weissler

Fran Weissler

Kardana Productions (Associate Producer)

Production Credits

General Manager
BJ Holt
Company Manager
Dave Harris
Technical Supervisor
Arthur Siccardi
Casting Director
Duncan Stewart
Advertising Representative
Press Agent
Production Stage Manager
David Hyslop

Creative Team

John Kander
Fred Ebb
Walter Bobbie
Ann Reinking
Script Adaptation
David Thompson
John Lee Beatty
William Ivey Long
Ken Billington
Scott Lehrer
Musical Supervisor
Rob Fisher
Ralph Burns