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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:

Music

John Kander

Lyrics

Fred Ebb

Book

Fred Ebb & Bob Fosse

Director

Walter Bobbie

Choreography

Ann Reinking "in the style of Bob Fosse"

TDF MEMBER TICKETS:
NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS SHOW
Listed at TKTS:
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FULL-PRICE TICKETS
$64.00 - $147.00
prices subject to change
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ADDITIONAL INFO

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
Adult themes & content .
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.

VIDEOS

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REVIEWS

Ever inspiring and feeling even more timely now then when it was written, the female driven double murderess song and dancer is a romp through the corrupt prison and court systems of the 1920s. It feels as upbeat, smart and on point today as when it was written in 1975. You know a musical is intelligent, witty and connivingly devilish when its choicest songs about press manipulation, betrayal and selfishness could feel equally at home either on the Broadway stage or in any of the Presidential campaign trails in this election year.


 
Read More of the Huffington Post (8/27/16) Review
For a Broadway musical that has lasted thousands of performances, played three different theaters, gone through a head-spinning number of cast changes and is about to reach its 20-year anniversary, “Chicago” is in remarkably good shape.

Celebs of all sorts go in and out of the show regularly (recent examples include a former teen star, “real housewife” and Heisman Trophy winner), which lends it a sort of newsworthiness.But the ongoing vitality of “Chicago” is primarily the product of its highly capable ensemble (who flawlessly execute Ann Reinking’s Fosse-style dance choreography) and orchestra (led by longtime music director Leslie Stifelman) and the brilliance of its Kander & Ebb score and dark book satirizing fundamental American institutions as shameless showbiz.

Read More of the amNewYork (7/20/16) Review
20 years old and she’s still got it, folks!

With the 20th Anniversary of Chicago speedily approaching, I took a trip to Broadway’s Ambassador Theatre to witness that timeless story of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery… and rest assured, I still hold it near and dear to my heart!

Read More of the New York Theatre Guide Review

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