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Chicago
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Chicago

Nov 14, 1996 - Open Run
Running time: 2:30
PLAYING @
Ambassador Theatre
219 W 49th St
New York, NY 10019
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
By Subway: Take the 1, C or E to 50th Street and walk south to 49th Street then east to the theatre.
By Bus: Four buses stop near the theatre. Take M7, M20, M50, or M104.
Show Description:
TDF MEMBER TICKETS:
NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS SHOW
FULL-PRICE TICKETS
$64.00 - $147.00
prices subject to change
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ADDITIONAL INFO

Listed at TKTS: Rarely
Rush
$31.50 tickets available @ the Box Office only -  limit 2 per customer - Not available for Saturday evenings - Subject to availability.
Standing Room: $26.50, available at the Box Office, day of performance only when the performance is sold out.
Audience Advisory
May be inappropriate for 12 and under. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Age Guidance: 16
Show Notes
1 Intermission

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

Wheelchairs
Wheelchair seating available. Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair seating is located in the Orchestra only.
Seating
Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. The Mezzanine is up 2 flights of stairs, a total of 38 steps. Please note, once on the Mezzanine level there are approximately 2 steps per row. Entrance to the Front Mezzanine is behind row E. Entrance to Rear Mezzanine is in front of row A. Hand rails are available at every stepped seat row.
Elevator\Escalator
There are no elevators or escalators at this theatre.
Parking
Valet parking garage: West of theater. No high top vans.
Curb Ramps
North west corner of 49th Street & Broadway; North east corner of 49th Street & 8th Avenue.
Entrance
The main entrance is up two steps with a handrail leading to double doors in a series: 1st set (each 27.5") to ticket lobby; 2nd set (each 26") lead to an inner lobby. Alternate entrance: Press call button at main entrance for assistance. At left of main entrance, double doors (each 55") lead into side alley and a second set of double doors (each 29") lead into the Orchestra.
Box Office
Ticket lobby on slight incline. Press call button at main entrance for assistance. Counters vary in height from 36.25", 39", and 42.75". The window closest to the lobby entrance can be reached by patrons using wheelchairs.
Restroom
There is an A.D.A. Unisex bathroom adjacent to the ticket lobby. The door is 32" wide, the stall measures 78" by 90". Commode is 18" high. Grab bars are positioned around the toilet.
Water Fountain
A water fountain is available in the ticket lobby. The spout is 36" high. A second fountain is located on the Mezzanine Level.
Telephone
A pay phone is available in the ticket lobby. The coin slot is 47" high and the cord is 29" long. Volume controls are avaible.
Assisted Listening System
Reservations are not necessary. Drivers license or ID with printed address required as a deposit. Please call: (212) 582-7678 to reserve in advance.
Folding Armrests
Six (6) row-end seats with folding armrests are in orchestra, Five (5) are in mezzanine.

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REVIEWS

Will dazzle newcomers to the trademark Fosse dance style and provide a thrilling reminder to those who've seen it before just how smart, sexy and exciting this brand of choreography was, or rather is...If nothing else, the concert staging would be well worthwhile simply for the terrific, overlooked score by John Kander and Fred Ebb...If the Kander & Ebb style can be described in one word, it's showstopper. And though their detractors might argue that the tenacity can be wearying, they'll find scant support for that position in "Chicago." Even in a concert staging, the momentum starts high and gets higher.

- Adam R. Perlman, Variety

 
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Pulse-racing...Some of the sexiest, most sophisticated dancing seen on Broadway in years...The America portrayed onstage may be a vision of hell, but the way it's being presented flies us right into musical heaven...Makes an exhilarating case both for "Chicago" as a musical for the ages and for the essential legacy of Fosse, whose ghost has never been livelier than it is here...What this production makes clear is how much "Chicago" is about the joy of seducing an audience that goes to the theater, above all, to be seduced...Much of the credit, of course, goes to Mr. Bobbie, whose delightfully inventive direction sustains just the right tone of heady irony. 

------New York Times
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