The longest-running American musical in Broadway history, Chicago is based on a play about actual criminals and features the work of legends John Kander , Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse. Roxie Hart is sent to prison for killing a man who tried to walk out on her. While in prison she meets Velma Kelly, a big-time vaudeville star with twice as much blood on her hands. Ambassador Theatre W. New York, NY. Run Time 2 hours and 30 minutes 1 Intermission. NOTE: Most shows have special holiday dates and times. Check the official website for more information. Best Musical Show Album. Ute Lemper.
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Chicago Broadway Musical. More Playbill Covers. Broadway Musical. Now in its 20th year on Broadway, Chicago is the longest-running American musical in Broadway history and the second longest-running Broadway production ever. SYNOPSIS: Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Although too soon to commit to a return date, Broadway theatres extend ticket refunds and exchanges through January 3, An official return date will be announced at a later time. Ticket holders should reach out to their point of purchase for information regarding exchanges or refunds. Box Office Tickets. Related Tour.
Set in Chicago in the jazz age , the musical is based on a play of the same name by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins , about actual criminals and the crimes on which she reported. The story is a satire on corruption in the administration of criminal justice and the concept of the "celebrity criminal". The original Broadway production opened in at the 46th Street Theatre  and ran for performances, until