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Address: Ambassador Theatre, 219 W. 49th Street, New York City, NY 10019
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Come on, babe! If you’re looking for razzle-dazzle entertainment? If you’re...

Come on, babe! If you’re looking for razzle-dazzle entertainment? If you’re looking for a night out at the theater you’ll remember for years to come? If you’re looking for pure Broadway? Then look no further than Chicago! A true New York City institution, Chicago has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping-song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen.

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Loved Cell Block Tango

I knew most of the music and had seen isolated numbers from this show but this was the first time I had seen the whole show. We really enjoyed the singing and the dancing was... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2013
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Just pick up the movie starring Renee Zellwegger and Catherine Zeta-Jones. It's much better than anything you will find here. There were actually tears in my eyes the first act, because the music was butchered and Bob Fosse's beautiful choreography was spit on. The orchestra and Amos, played by Paul Vogt, were the only somewhat redeeming factors to this mess... More 

2 Thank Nikita S
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

The two leads: Velma and Roxy were played by wonderful actesses, delivering spellbinding scenes. I particularly like Roxy (Amy Spanger). She had so many clever moves, expressions and interpretations, both grand and subtle, that I could not wait to see what she would come up with next. The supporting cast was excellent with their own unique contributions, and of course... More 

1 Thank AmericaninEurope10
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2013

I knew most of the music and had seen isolated numbers from this show but this was the first time I had seen the whole show. We really enjoyed the singing and the dancing was amazing, with one exception, Wendy Williams, not really sure who told her she could sing but her performance was not good. The timing and performance... More 

2 Thank Di H
Montreal, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2013

If you have not experienced this Musical ...RUN... don't walk to go see the revival. Nothing beats a classic. Wendy Williams played Mama and I came face to face with her outside the theater. Sweet lady

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Texarkana, Texas
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

My wife really wanted to see a Broadway musical with great dancing so I picked Chicago. Yes it doesn't have big stars but who cares when the voices are brilliant and the dancing/choreography is suburb. The line was long 30 minutes before the show waiting for the doors to open so you might want to get there early. The negative... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

We were passing the theatre on Thursday afternoon and decided to see what tickets we could get on the spur of the moment. we got tickets for Friday evening at a reduced price as there were lots of empty seats. the show ok but not as good as I had anticipated. it seemed a bit tired though the performers did... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2013

After seeing many different shows in the West End, I must say that this musical did not come anywhere near close to those in the West End. It felt as if the show had run its time, and that all the actors needed a serious boost and they seemed to be almost bored and working on auto pilot. Because this... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Low quality in the singing lets this show down. Entertaining but not worth the money. Some good performances do not make up for the tragic ones.

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Burnaby, Canada
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

We all know the story. We remember the songs. We can indentify with the actors, the band and I relaly liked the stage set-up. It felt like everyone there was into their job. But somehow, I just didn't think it was incredible nor did I think it had really delivered what I was hoping for. Why? Not sure, maybe it... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We saw Chicago on broadway and although the singing and dancing were fantastic the set itself could have been better

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