Discount Broadway Tickets For Chicago

Regular Price Tickets
$138.00
Discount Code Tickets
$59.00
Expires 03/03/2019
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Lottery Tickets

Currently Unavailable

Standing Room Only
$26.50
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Rush Tickets
$39.00
General Rush
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Secondary Market
$125.00

Chicago Summary

  • Chicago is 2.5 Hours long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: October 23, 1996
  • Opens November 14, 1996
  • Show Closes: Open ended

Chicago is a sexy, sensational show that is set in its namesake city, Chicago, during the mid-Twenties when the mob and liquor reigned supreme. This murderous story of women who are in prison for having murdered their husbands centers on two beautiful miscreants: Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart. Dance with them at your own risk.

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.

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. 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

Sunday, 12:00pm

Purchase the Broadway Discounts Guide to get details on how to get Lottery and Rush tickets for Chicago.

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

Roxie Hart
Charlotte d'Amboise
Velma Kelly
Lana Gordon Wright
Billy Flynn
Tony Yazbeck
Amos Hart
Raymond Bokhour
Matron "Mama" Morton
Natasha Yvette Williams
Mary Sunshine
R. Lowe

Past Cast Members

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

Producers

Barry Weissler

Fran Weissler

Kardana Productions (Associate Producer)

Production Credits

Director
Walter Bobbie
Choreographer
Ann Reinking
Scenic Designer
John Lee Beatty
Costume Designer
William Ivey Long
Lighting Designer
Ken Billington
Sound Designer
Scott Lehrer
Script Adaptation
David Thompson
Orchestrations
Ralph Burns
Dance Music Arrangements
Peter Howard
Musical Coordinator
Seymour Red Press
Lyrics
Fred Ebb
Book
Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
Music
John Kander
Production Stage Manager
David Hyslop

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
Advertising Representative
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