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Chicago

Ambassador Theatre

2hrs, 30mins (1 Intermission)

Shiri Maimon stars as Roxie Hart from September 21 through October 5. Cuba Gooding Jr. stars as Billy Flynn from October 6 through November 18.
The Tony-winning revival of Kander and Ebb's musical will razzle-dazzle you.

Chicago Tickets

Tue Sep 25
8:00PM
Wed Sep 26
No Show
Thu Sep 27
8:00PM

Theater Info

219 West 49th Street
New York, NY
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Audience

Minimum age is 4 years old. Child must have a ticket.

Important Dates

Preview
Oct 23, 1996
Opening
Nov 14, 1996

Group ticket sales

10
Minimum seats to qualify for group rates
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Story

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Set in the legendary city during the roaring “jazz hot” 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. Nightclub star Velma’s serving time for killing her husband and sister after finding the two in bed together. Driven chorus girl Roxie’s been tossed in the joint for bumping off the lover she’s been cheating on her husband with. Not one to rest on her laurels, Velma enlists the help of prison matron Mama Morton and slickster lawyer Billy Flynn, who turn Velma’s incarceration into a murder-of-the-week media frenzy, thus preparing the world for a splashy showbiz comeback. But Roxie’s got some of her own tricks up her sleeve…

Reviews

for Chicago

Chicago still glitters hypnotically! It remains the best adult entertainment in town… and still bubbles with the joy of performing!

Review by Ben Brantley from Chicago

Chicago is as crazy-fun as ever!

Review by Jess Cagle from WCBS-TV

The show seems to have discovered the fountain of youth. As entertaining as ever. Brash, buoyant and utterly irresistible!

Review by Michael Kuchwara from The Associated Press

Chicago is a triumph! It doesn't just give us the old razzle-dazzle; it glows.

Review by Richard Zoglin from Time Magazine

As much tribute as revival, the spirit of Fosse's genius never leaves the stage, and Chicago, under Walter Bobbie's sharp direction, 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.

Review by Greg Evans from Variety

Cast

for Chicago
Roxie Hart
Shiri Maimon
Velma Kelly
Terra C. MacLeod
Billy Flynn
John O'Hurley
Amos Hart
Evan Harrington
Matron "Mama" Morton
Raena White
Mary Sunshine
R. Lowe

Creative

for Chicago
Music
John Kander
Lyrics
Fred Ebb
Book
Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
Director
Walter Bobbie
Choreography in the style of Bob Fosse
Ann Reinking
Lighting Designer
Ken Billington
Set Designer
John Lee Beatty
Costume Designer
William Ivey Long
Sound Designer
Scott Lehrer
Orchestrations
Ralph Burns
Musical Director
Rob Fisher

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