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Address: 219 West 49th Street, New York City, NY
Phone Number: 800-432-7565
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Chicago the Musical was to die for!

This theater is AWESOME. It's so small so every seat is practically perfection! The show was amazing... I couldn't stop smiling. Go see this show... you will not regret it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
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Chantilly
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Chantilly
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This theater is AWESOME. It's so small so every seat is practically perfection! The show was amazing... I couldn't stop smiling. Go see this show... you will not regret it!

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Eskişehir, Türkiye
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I saw "Chicago" musical Show in Ambassador. It is easy to reach from Times square to theatre by walking. Show was really spectacular but theatre was really old. Beverages served and Materials belonged to show as CD, tshirts etc. can be purchased with high price. Taking photo during Show is forbidden.

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Mandurah, Australia
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38 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We really wanted to see a show on Broadway, well it is one of the things to do in New York right? Lion King was booked out so we decided on Chicago at the Ambassador. The show was ok but the venue was really disappointing...it really needs a facelift and the seats are very uncomfortable. We had seats quite close... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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99 reviews 99 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I was given free passes to see Chicago at this theatre. I had a great time seeing Chicago for the first time. Only complaint I have is how cramped the seating was, and I'm not overly tall (5'9) but it was hard to relax and sit comfortably. We had first row of top section so a great view, but I... More 

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I have seen Chicago on the West End and at a local theatre. In comparison this one was okay, just okay. The theatre was tired, paint peeling, curtains tired. Drinks very expensive, but I suspect that is the norm. Good view from the front row of the mezzanine. I am pleased I went and had the experience, I would choose... More 

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Houston, Texas
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Ambassador Theatre is the worst theater I have ever been in terms of size and condition. I chose to watch Chicago as my first Broadway show experience, but I immediately regretted when I stepped into this theater. The theater building was surprisingly small: so small that the narrow hallways could only fit two lanes of people at once. The air... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The security doesn't put up with cameras or cell phones rudely ringing. They don't let people put their feet up on the front row wall as I witnessed.. Unlike Phantom of The Opera - that's why I walked out on the 'Phantom' show for that very reason. Yes the alcohol isn't cheap. It's Nyc., that's how they make their revenue... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The theatre itself is unremarkable apart from the staff who are rude as others have commented on. The show, Chicago, is excellent and no doubt gives the owners some leeway in charging for drinks. We had two large gins and tonic which came to $25 a piece. Rubbish gin poured simultaneously with hose 'tonic'. Only the ice was genuine. A... More 

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Russia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

t looked musical Chicago. It is delicious! Comfortable seats in the balcony and good champagne at intermission.

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Nueziders, Austria
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

well the theatre is in its years and it is relatively small -which gives you proximity to the stage. the show is a classic musical production - not much surprises, solid performance but nothing breath taking - its good to see it if you never have seen a broadway musical but otherwise...

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