Broadway Opening: CHICAGO (25th Anniversary, Ambassador)

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by Gregory Bernard on September 11, 2021

in Theater-New York

returns this week with VIP experiences

The Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will return to the Broadway stage this Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.; New York, NY). The Broadway cast stars Ana Villafañe as Roxie Hart, Bianca Marroquín as Velma Kelly, Tony Award-winner Paulo Szot as Billy Flynn, Tony Award-winner Lillias White as Matron “Mama” Morton, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart and Ryan Lowe as Mary Sunshine.

The cast also features David Bushman, Jennifer Dunne, Jessica Ernest, Jeff Gorti, Arian Keddell, Mary Claire King, Joseph London, Barrett Martin, Sharon Moore, Drew Nellessen, Celina Nightengale, Brian O’Brien, Denny Paschall, Angel Reda, Jermaine R. Rembert, Michael Scirrotto, Christine C. Smith and Brian Spitulnik.

To celebrate the event, there is an ultimate VIP Opening Night Experience for opening night, exclusively for Mastercard cardholders. Guests who purchase tickets to this experience will receive:

  • A pre-show Fosse-style dance class taught by a member of the Chicago team
  • Dinner and a drink at Bond 45
  • VIP Entrance to the Ambassador Theatre – skip the line!
  • A premium ticket to Chicago on Broadway
  • A signed Playbill
  • A special Chicago costume/prop package of bowler hat & cane
  • A signed Thank You card from Roxie & Velma
  • A virtual post-show meet and greet with Chicago cast members on September 17

For more information, please click here. Tickets for this special experience are $250 per person and can be purchased via Limited quantities sold on a first come, first served basis. Terms apply.

Virtual Experience – Also Available for Purchase

Get to know cast members of Chicago during a virtual meet-and-greet on Friday, September 17, 2021—days after the show makes its return to Broadway. Select performers will be joined by a moderator for a 30-minute Zoom session, where they’ll talk about their experiences and answer questions from the audience. Ask them how it feels to step back on stage after so long or find out the secrets to your favorite dance routine. Exclusively for Mastercard® cardholders. More information of the virtual experience can be found here.

photos from previous casts

A true New York City institution and Broadway’s Longest Running American Musical, Chicago celebrates its 25th Anniversary this November. Chicago has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; legendary Fosse dancing and a live jazz band on stage. This celebrated production has been honored with 6 Tony Awards, 2 Olivier Awards, a Grammy® and thousands of standing ovations. Chicago has wowed audiences all around the world, from Mexico City to Moscow, from São Paulo to South Africa.

With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred EbbChicago is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording and is now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history.

Directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Tony Award winner Ann ReinkingChicago features set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Tony Award winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington, sound design by Scott Lehrer and casting by Stewart/Whitley.

Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, 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. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today’s tabloids.

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