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Ambassador Theatre

219 West 49th Street, New York City, NY (Manhattan)
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Ranked #237 of 853 attractions in New York City
Type: Theaters
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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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Geneva, Switzerland
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Excellent performance from the cast and band. Well acted with good humour had the whole audience laughing. The only thing that stopped this from getting 5 stars is the size of the theatre, for broadway and such a big show you expect a bigger space that being said the theatre still charges big theatre drinks prices $25 for a Jack... More

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Sugar Land, TX
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We just saw Chicago at the Ambassador and the current cast is awesome. The staff at the Ambassador kept this from being a 5 rating. They were rather rude in keeping people from using the bathroom after the show and herded people out like cattle. The theatre size is perfect for an intimate play setting. The old theatre is grand... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Outstanding environment. Excellent acoustic. Good plays over there are a must. Tickets should be bought in advance, just in case, you know???

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

This theater was a lot smaller than I expected, but I think that means no seat is a bad seat. I sat in the front row which was really too close but overall it was a lovely old theater. The staff all seemed surly and I don't think any of them enjoyed their job. Don't trust google directions to get... More

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We enjoyed Chicago at the Ambassador overall, but wo days earlier we had attended "Phantom" at the Majestic, and the contrast between the two theaters, and productions, was startling. The Ambassador is considerably smaller, and has a more tired, run-down feel to it. Bathroom facilities are upstairs and small, thus long lines develop quickly. The staff seemed more abrupt and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Very nice theater. We were seated quickly. This was my first time seeing a Broadway show and we went to see Chicago. I had a fantastic time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

Saw Chicago at the Ambassador. Enjoyed the interpretation. Theater itself was very tired and rundown. Disappointing that no one seems to dress for the occasion. Had gone out for dinner before the show and felt extremely overdressed.

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West Columbia, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We went here to see Chicago and after 30 minutes several couples including us, left. The stage was tiny and you couldn't hear the show. The seats were way to small for my husband to be comfortable. The bathrooms were extremely tiny. We paid $100 a ticket online before going to New York and people were purchasing them for $30... More

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