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Address: 219 West 49th Street, New York City, NY
Phone Number: 800-432-7565
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A great show

Really enjoyed Chicago. The theatre is small. There is no foyer as such. You come in off the road and you are straight into the seating area, which has a small bar at the back. 2... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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282 reviews 282 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Really enjoyed Chicago. The theatre is small. There is no foyer as such. You come in off the road and you are straight into the seating area, which has a small bar at the back. 2 wines, 1 coke a 1 snack came to $63! It is annoying that they sell you a glass for $5 when you buy a... More 

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ニューヨーク, ニューヨーク州
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I came here to watch Chicago the musical for the second time. This us my favorite among all Broadway musical. This time I chose Matnee. Surprisingly,on Sunday,there are many vacancies. The show was simply superb! Velma was amazing. I enjoyed all the voices,dances, and atmosphere. Will visit while I Live in NY!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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