Chicago is a Kander and Ebb musical set in Prohibition-era Chicago. The music is by John Kander with lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. The story is a satire on corruption in the administration of criminal justice, and the concept of the celebrity criminal. The musical is based on a 1926 play of the same name by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins about actual criminals and crimes she reported on. The original Broadway production opened June 3, 1975 at the 46th Street Theatre and ran for 936 performances. Bob Fosse choreographed the original production, and his style is strongly identified with the show.
Playing at Ambassador Theatre NYC
First Preview: Oct 23, 1996 Opens 04, Nov 1996
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Charlotte D’Amboise – Roxie Hart
Lana Gordon – Velma Kelly
Tony Yazbeck – Billy Flynn
Raymond Bokhour – Amos Hart
Natasha Yvette Williams – Matron Morton
R Loew – Mary Sunshine
The Ambassador opened in 1921 and can seat 1,088 customers at a time. Designed by the Shubert’s prime architect, Herbert Knapp, this building presented a unique challenge. Since the plot of land at 215 W 49th St was too narrow for a conventional theatre design, Knapp placed the auditorium diagonally. This means that the stage has little wing space and an unusual hexagonal shape.
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|219 West 49th St (between 7th Ave & 8th Ave) New York, NY 10036|
A, C, E to 50th ; N, Q, R, 49th St S, 1, 2, 50th St
|Monday – Saturday: 10am – 8pm – Sunday: Noon – 7pm|
|Theatre representatives are available to meet physically challenged theatergoers in the lobby of the building to escort them to designated handicapped areas.|
|Wheelchair seating is located in the Orchestra.|
|There is a wheelchair accessible unisex restroom located on the orchestra level.|
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