Inside Scoop: Chicago
If you're having trouble deciding on a show to see while in New York City, the Tony-winning Best Musical Revival Chicago is Broadway's sure bet! Filled with knockout dancing, a ripped-from-the-headlines story about fame and scandal, one show-stopping song after another, and just about everything else that makes a musical great, it's really no wonder it's become a runaway success in over 250 cities worldwide and a winner of multiple Tony Awards, Olivier Awards, and Grammy Awards!
With a running time of two and a half hours, Chicago is worth the ticket price. Visitors can catch an evening or matinee show at The Ambassador Theatre. The show includes a fifteen minute intermission. (Opened 11/14/96.)
In 2016, Chicago will be celebrating its 20th anniversary. The year's commemorative events include:
Six-time Tony-winning costume designer William Ivey Long is currently revising some of his Tony-nominated designs for the show and will debut them around the show’s November anniversary performance.
Opening in October at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in Lincoln Center will be an exhibition of Chicago materials (currently on display at London's Victoria and Albert Museum). The Library for the Performing Arts will also present public programs examining Chicago's history, featuring the show's Broadway cast and creative team members.
Watch this video to learn some tips before you go to see Chicago on Broadway.