Discount Broadway Tickets For Chicago

Chicago Summary

  • Show Status: Currently playing at the Ambassador Theatre
  • Genre: Musical
  • 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 the sexy, sensational show that is set in its namesake city during the mid-1920's when the mob and liquor reigned supreme. The show is a timely satire on judicial corruption and features the concept of the "celebrity criminal"

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 a New Theatre in 2003

The current version of Chicago opened on November 14, 1996, at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. This is the same theatre where the original production had played during the period May 1975 to August 1977.

On January 29, 2003, more than six years into its run at the Richard Rogers, they were kicked out by the Shubert Organization and the show was 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.

Pamela Anderson Made Her Broadway Debut in Chicago in 2022

The former “Baywatch” star and played Roxie Hart from April 12, 2022 through June 5, 2022. Her Broadway experience is being recorded for an ambitious Netflix documentary about her path to Broadway.

Anderson, who is a Canadian-American actress had previously spoken about her love of Bob Fosse‘s & Gwen Verdon‘s work. This opportunity is a perfect fit for her.

“Playing Roxie Hart is a dream fulfilled,” Anderson said in the press release. “Performing Fosse, you don’t have time to get in your head. You can’t dance, sing and think at the same time. There is a freedom, a unique joy in knowing it’s all about the work. Playing Roxie Hart is a sweet escape for me.”

No discount tickets will be available during the time that Anderson appeared in the show.

Pamela Anderson Followed a Strange Path to Broadway

Anderson originally became famous through her modelling career in Playboy magazine in 1990. Her acting and comedic talents got her on the ABC comedy series Home Improvement. She then used that fame to get a role on action-drama TV series Baywatch, that further cemented her status as an international sex symbol.

The Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee sex video also helped propel her career rather than hinder it. Anderson has also appeared in a number of B-Movies, but Hollywood never loved her as much as TV and movie success has eluded her.

Towards the end of her career, Anderson attempted to stay in the public vernacular by appearing in many TV reality shows and a lot of activism with PETA, which has further engaged her career death spiral.

Stunt Casting at Chicago on Broadway

The role of Roxie Hart in Chicago on Broadway is part of a stunt-casting format that this show uses to generate interest in the long-running show that has been on Broadway since 1996. Some of the non-Broadway celebrities that have appeared in the show in various roles have included cabaret legend Liza Minelli, model Christie Brinkley, daytime TV show host Jerry Springer and actor Taye Diggs.

Discount tickets at these times of stunt casting have been available, but some A -List celebrity stunt-casting has kept the ticket pricing artificially high and a lack of discounts.

What's Chicago Like?

The story centers on Roxie Hart, who murders her husband after catching him cheating on her She ends up going 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 murder cases, and usually wins by winning over the press.

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.

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

Some discounted Broadway show tickets are sold as part of the Broadway Ticket lotteries or as Rush Tickets. 

Lottery Tickets are typically drawn the day before the performance. See the Ticket Lottery Schedule 

Rush tickets are typically valid on-the-same-day of the show. See the Rush Ticket Schedule

General Rush

Tuesday, 10:00am

Wednesday, 10:00am

Thursday, 10:00am

Friday, 10:00am

Saturday, 10:00am

Sunday, 10:00am

Purchase the Broadway Discounts Guide to get details on how to get Lottery and Rush Tickets Tonight (if available) for Chicago.

Chicago at TKTS Ticket Stands

Below is the discount ticket availability for this show at the TKTS ticket booths.

Booth Discount Price Today's Show Time
Times Square Closed (50%) Closed ($60-85) 7:00 PM
Lincoln Center Closed (50%) Closed ($60-85) 2:30 PM

Theatre Information

Ambassador Theatre

219 West 49th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,080
Entrance: 49th Street, between 8th and Broadway
Theatre Information

Ambassador Theatre Seating Chart

Chicago Marquee

Chicago Marquee

Cast Members

Roxie Hart
Charlotte d’Amboise
Billy Flynn
Max von Essen
Amos Hart
Red Concepción
Velma Kelly
Robyn Hurder
Mary Sunshine
R. Lowe
Fred Caseley
Max Clayton
Matron "Mama" Morton
Haley Swindal

Past Cast Members

Velma Kelly
Amra-Faye Wright
Billy Flynn
Ryan Silverman
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
Velma Kelly
Lana Gordon Wright
Billy Flynn
Tony Yazbeck
Matron "Mama" Morton
Natasha Yvette Williams
Amos Hart
James T Lanr
Amos Hart
Raymond Bokhour


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