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Ambassador Theatre

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Address: 219 West 49th Street, New York City, NY 10019
Phone Number: 212-239-6200
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It's a nice Broadway theater.. A little tight though, sat on first row of the middle section and everyone had to get up whenever someone in the middle wanted to get out. Haven't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Chicago....my very first show at 46 years old so I felt like a star...The Theatre was much smaller than I thought it would be but nonetheless, it was a cozy atmosphere. I loved it!!!! Very expensive, so it will be some time before I go again but I truly enjoyed the entire "show" experience. We were very close to the... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Reasonable small theatre, nice atmosphere. But $48 for 2 plastic cups of cheap nasty wine takes ripping off tourists to a whole new level.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Chicago with Brandy was absolutely wonderful!! The theatre is small, personal, and we felt like the performers were looking right at us! I highly recommend this show!

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

It's a little bit funny that I flew from Chicago to NYC to watch Chicago the musical. The dancers are gorgeous; however, the show is only at the average level in the Broadway.

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Mexicali, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

It's a nice Broadway theater.. A little tight though, sat on first row of the middle section and everyone had to get up whenever someone in the middle wanted to get out. Haven't been to that many theaters but I've been to more comfortable ones. After all we have to sit there for a while.

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Kwinana, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Before I left Australia I bought a ticket to see Chicago on Broadway. Being my first ever show I thought I'd start at the top! I wasn't disappointed. The theatre wasn't too large, so all seats were great. The staff were very helpful. I was sceptical about Brandy playing Roxie Hart, but she was amazing. If I didn't love Chicago... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I've noticed some people have complained or didn't like the theater. I've become somewhat of a Broadway fanatic and I love these old theaters. They have so much character and charm. I think people are use to everything being new. I appreciate the old architecture and feel of these theaters. I thought this was a very nice theater compared to... More 

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Beaumont, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The lines were very long but they also moved very fast. The ushers got you to your set very quickly and for the most part you can not tell if they are pleasant or not because things are set up to run so efficiently. The theatre itself is beautiful. It was built in 1921 from what I researched and has... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Saw Chicago here, the theatre is very small and old. The seats are very narrow, you knock knees with your neighbour. Expensive extra's, $5 for a tiny bottle of water. Show was good, theatre leaves something to be desired.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Saw Chicago on Broadway with recording artist Brandy Norwood playing Roxie Hart. She was excellent! The show was thrilling and entertaining. The theater itself is quite old and you can see the history. It was especially evident in the bathrooms. Loved every minute of my experience though!

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