Chicago

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Chicago
Chicago

Chicago

Running Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Intermission: Yes
 

About
A true New York City institution, CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you've ever seen.

No wonder CHICAGO has been honored with 6 Tony Awards®, 2 Olivier Awards®, a Grammy® and thousands of standing ovations. It's also no surprise that CHICAGO has wowed audiences all around the world, from Mexico City to Moscow, from São Paulo to South Africa. Whether you're looking for your first Broadway musical, whether you've seen the Academy Award®-winning film and want to experience the show live on stage or whether you've seen it before and want to recapture the magic, CHICAGO always delivers.

Standard Schedule
Schedule can vary by performance and is subject to change.
Monday: 8PM
Tuesday: 8PM
Wednesday: No Performance
Thursday: 8PM
Friday: 8PM
Saturday: 2:30PM & 8PM
Sunday: 2:30PM & 7PM

Critics' Recap

 



Workshop Information
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Study Guide
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Categories

Musical

Theatre

Ambassador Theatre

219 West 49th Street (between Broadway & 8th Avenues)

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Group Minimum

10

For Ages?

While CHICAGO was considered shocking when it opened in 1975, it is relatively tame for a contemporary audience. The show contains some adult language and touches on subjects including murder, violence, and adultery. However, high school students should enjoy Chicago for its exciting theatricality and captivating score.

CAST

CHARLOTTE D’AMBOISE - Roxie Hart  
Charlotte is thrilled to be revisiting her role as Roxie Hart in CHICAGO, in which she won the Ovations Award, the Drama Critics Award, and the Bay Area Theatre Award for best actress in a musical. She has been nominated for two Tony Awards for Cassie in A Chorus Line and Jerome Robbins' Broadway. Most recently she played Fastrada in PIPPIN (Outer Critics nomination and Fred Astaire Award). Other Bway credits include Damn Yankees (Fred Astaire Award), Sweet Charity (Fred Astaire Award), Contact, Company, Song & Dance, and CATS. She starred in the films Every Little Step and Frances Ha, as well as the TV series Law & Order. She and her husband Terrence Mann run a musical theatre intensive for teens interested in pursuing a career in the Arts at TRIPLEARTS.COM.

AMRA-FAYE WRIGHT - Velma Kelly 
Amra-Faye Wright has played this role worldwide since 2001, and on Broadway and the West End since 2005, including both 10th anniv. productions, and in Japan in Japanese. She received the Naledi and Fleur du Cap Awards (South Africa’s Tony equivalent). Credits include: UK: Vi Moore/Footloose; South Africa: Sandy/Grease, Sheila/A Chorus Line, Mother Superior/Nunsense, Jack/Jack and the Beanstalk, Mrs. Darling/Peter Pan, Star/Viva Sun City, Lead/Elvis Las Vegas (Vita Award) and musical extravaganzas throughout the world. Solo shows include It’s Not Where I Start (Vita Award), Drinks on Me, Rouge Pulp (Vita Award), Sittin’ on Top of the World.

TOM HEWITT - Billy Flynn
Tom is proud to continue his nine year association with Chicago having performed on Broadway and throughout the US, Canada and Japan. Other Broadway credits include The Sisters Rosensweig, The Lion King, The Rocky Horror Show (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), and Jesus Christ Superstar. National Tours include Urinetown, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Finding Neverland. Off Broadway: Beau Jest, Jeffrey, Treasure Island and the solo piece Another Medea. Recent regional credits: My Paris at the Long Wharf, Irma Vep at BTF, and Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots at La Jolla Playhouse.

RAYMOND BOKHOUR - Amos Hart
Raymond made his Broadway debut with Chicago in 2001 (Helen Hayes Best Actor nom.). National Tour: Da in Once.

NATASHA YVETTE WILLIAMS - Matron "Mama" Morton  
Last seen in Show Boat (Queenie), NY Philharmonic. Broadway: A Night With Janis Joplin (Aretha, Joplinaire), The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Mariah), The Color Purple (Sofia). Featured vocalist/concerts: Carnegie Hall (Irving Berlin), Avery Fisher Hall (Ragtime), Indianapolis Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Naples Philharmonic, Ottawa Symphony, just to name a few.

R. LOWE - Mary Sunshine
Happy to be celebrating 10 years in this incredible role!  Opera: Turandot, L’Elisir D’Amore, Carmen, Così fan Tutti, Marriage of Figaro. Favorite musicals include Brigadoon, A Little Night Music and Candide.
 



CREATIVE

JOHN KANDER AND FRED EBB - Music; Book/Lyrics

The John Kander and Fred Ebb collaboration of four decades has created what many would consider Broadway standards and contemporary classics: Flora the Red Menace, Cabaret (Tony Award), The Happy Time, Zorba, 70 Girls 70, Chicago, The Act, Woman of the Year (Tony Award, Best Score), The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Woman (Tony Award, Best Score) and Steel Pier. Their collaboration also transferred itself to movies and television as they wrote original material for the Academy Awards, "Liza with a Z" (Emmy Award), HBO's "Liza Minelli's Stepping Out" (Emmy Award), Funny Lady (Oscar Nominated for "How Lucky Can You Get"), Lucky Lady, New York, New York, Stepping Out and Chicago (Oscar nominated for Best Song). In the mid 80's the song "New York New York" becoming the official anthem of New York City. At the time of the unfortunate death of Mr. Ebb, Kander and Ebb had several projects in different stages of completion waiting in the wings: The Visit, All About Us, Curtains and Minstrel Show. Life goes on.

BOB FOSSE - Co-Author, Original Director, and Choreographer
A director, choreographer, dancer, and actor for films and stage, Fosse was especially famous for his innovative and spectacular staging, with the emphasis on exhilarating dance sequences. Bob Fosse began his career in Chicago where he studied ballet, tap, and acrobatic dance from an early age. While still a teenager, he performed with a partner as the Riff Brothers in vaudeville and burlesque theatres. After graduating from high school in 1945, he spent two years in the U.S. Navy before moving to New York and studying acting at the American Theatre Wing. He then toured in the chorus of various productions before making his Broadway debut in the musical revue Dance Me a Song. As a dancer, he performed in two long-running musicals,Call Me Mister and Make Mine Manhattan, followed by such Hollywood films as Give a Girl a Break and Kiss Me Kate. As a choreographer, his first show-stopping number was "Steam Heat" from The Pajama Game. This he followed with such hits as Damn Yankees with Gwen Verdon, Bells Are Ringing with Judy Holiday, New Girl in Town again with Gwen Verdon, and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying with Robert Morse. He began his career as a director and choreographer with Redhead with Gwen Verdon, Little Me with Sid Caesar, and two more Gwen Verdon musicals, Sweet Charity and CHICAGO. He also staged the innovative musical smash Pippin, the highly successful dance revue Dancin', and the 1986 musical Big Deal. For the screen, Fosse directed the films Sweet Charity with Shirley MacLaine, All That Jazz with Roy Scheider, Lenny with Dustin Hoffman, Star 80 with Eric Roberts, and, most spectacularly, Cabaret with Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey. In 1973, Bob Fosse had the distinction of winning the three highest awards in three different media. He won a Tony Award for the musical Pippin, an Oscar for the film Cabaret, and an Emmy Award for the television special "Liza With a Z". In 1960, he married his third wife, Gwen Verdon. From that union came his only child, a daughter Nicole. During the Washington D.C. run of one of his most successful shows, Sweet Charity, he died of a heart attack. This occurred shortly before the curtain went up on the night of September 23, 1987.

WALTER BOBBIE - Director
Walter Bobbie directed the international hit CHICAGO which won him the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards and has become the longest-running revival in Broadway history. Other Broadway credits include White Christmas, High Fidelity, Sweet Charity, Twentieth Century, Footloose and A Grand Night for Singing. Recent New York productions include David Ives's Venus In Fur at Classic Stage, Evan Smith's The Savannah Disputation at Playwrights Horizons, Christopher Durang's The Marriage of Bette & Boo at the Roundabout, No No Nanette at Encores, and Mr. Ives's New Jerusalem, also at Classic Stage. Mr. Bobbie has also directed for New York Shakespeare Festival, Manhattan Theatre Club, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Goodspeed Opera House, Sundance, and the O'Neill Center. He was Artistic Director for City Center’s acclaimed Encores, and serves on the Executive Board of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

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