Chicago Broadway


Run Time:
2 hours 30 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission
Ages: 12+
Opened: November 14, 1996

Upcoming Schedule:

Mondays at 7pm
Tuesdays at 7pm
Thursdays at 7pm
Fridays at 8pm
Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm
Sundays at 2pm and 7pm

Buy Tickets Tickets: from $73

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Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago's slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids. A true New York City institution, Chicago is the longest running American musical in Broadway history.

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A Lively Legacy, A Come-Hither Air
10 / 10

In the pulse-racing revival of the musical 'Chicago,' which opened last night at the Richard Rodgers Theater, all the world's a con game, and show business is the biggest scam of all. It makes a difference, though, when the hustle involves a cast of top-flight artists perfectly mated to their parts and some of the sexiest, most sophisticated dancing seen on Broadway in years. By the time the priceless Bebe Neuwirth, playing a hoofer turned murderer, greets the audience at the beginning of the second act with the salutation 'Hello, suckers!,' it's a label we're all too happy to accept. The America portrayed onstage may be a vision of hell, but the way it's being presented flies us right into musical heaven.

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9 / 10

We are watching a torch pass from the lost glory of the Bob Fosse musical to - at the very least - this single important revival. And it is bliss. It is also edgy, erotic, cynical, funny, nonstop stylish and, though based on a 21-year-old show, so prescient about '90s justice, the press and celebrity that it's almost eerie.

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CHICAGO to Present Post-Show Q&A With Jinkx Monsoon & Ronan Farrow
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 20, 2024

Chicago will present a post-performance Q&A between Jinkx Monsoon & Ronan Farrow. See how to attend.

Tony-Nominee Robyn Hurder Extends CHICAGO Run
by A.A. Cristi - June 12, 2024

Chicago on Broadway has just announced that Tony Award nominee Robyn Hurder (A Beautiful Noise, Moulin Rouge! The Musical) has extended her stay on the cell block! The Tony Award-nominee will continue in the role of “Velma Kelly” through Sunday, September 15, 2024 at the Ambassador Theatre.

CHICAGO Celebrates 35,000 Performances Worldwide
by Stephi Wild - May 29, 2024

The record-breaking hit Chicago is celebrating 35,000 performances worldwide. The first tour of Chicago launched in 1997 and has continued in both North America and abroad ever since.

Video: TikTok Dancer Kim Hale Will Make Broadway Debut in CHICAGO
by Josh Sharpe - May 13, 2024

Dancer Kim Hale, who has developed a significant following on TikTok, has a lifelong dream of performing on Broadway. Now, that dream will come to fruition as Hale is set to make her Broadway debut in Chicago on Tuesday, May 14. Last week, the 56-year-old viral dancer was invited on GMA3 to talk about her career on the morning program. Watch the interview and special surprise!

Ariana Madix Will Return to CHICAGO in August
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2024

TV personality, actress and author Ariana Madix will return in the role as “Roxie Hart' in Chicago on Broadway this August!

Video: Robyn Hurder Is Painting the Town in CHICAGO
by Joey Mervis - April 10, 2024

In this video, as Robyn chats more about her new gig in Broadway's Chicago.

Photos: First Look at Robyn Hurder as Velma Kelly in Chicago
by Chloe Rabinowitz - March 29, 2024

Get a first look at photos of Robyn Hurder as Velma Kelly in Chicago.

Bianca Marroquin and Natasha Yvette Williams Will Return to CHICAGO on Broadway
by Stephi Wild - March 28, 2024

Chicago on Broadway will welcome back Bianca Marroquín in the role of “Roxie Hart” and Tony nominee Natasha Yvette Williams in the role of “Matron Mama Morton.' Both will return beginning Monday, April 8 at the Ambassador Theatre.

Video: First Look at Robyn Hurder as Velma in CHICAGO
by Stephi Wild - March 27, 2024

Tony Award nominee Robyn Hurder has returned to Chicago on Broadway in the role of 'Velma Kelly'. Check out a video clip of her here!

Video: The Best of Robyn Hurder
by Nicole Rosky - March 8, 2024

Robyn Hurder is coming back to Chicago, and that's swell! Before her big return to the Ambassador Theatre, check out videos of some of our favorite Robyn performances.

Robyn Hurder to Return to CHICAGO as Velma This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - March 8, 2024

Tony Award nominee Robyn Hurder will return to Chicago on Broadway in the role of “Velma Kelly” beginning Tuesday, March 26 through Sunday, June 16.

Interview: Red Concepcion Looks on 'Mr. Cellophane's' Bright Side
by Oliver Oliveros - March 7, 2024

Red Concepcion, who just made his Broadway debut in “Chicago,” sprinkles a little sunshine in his character, Amos Hart, who’s often depicted as Roxie’s “scummy, crummy, dummy hubby.” In the show’s first few minutes, it’s made clear Roxie has been cheating on Amos, clinging to men who have promised her a shot at being a local celebrity.

Ariana Madix Out of CHICAGO February 27 Performance
by A.A. Cristi - February 27, 2024

TV personality, actress and author Ariana Madix will miss tonight's performance of Chicago.

Video: Red Concepción Performs 'Mister Cellophane' in CHICAGO on Broadway
by Lauren Hilton - February 27, 2024

You can see right through him, walk right by him, and never know he's there! Here's an exclusive video sneak peek of Red Concepción performing 'Mister Cellophane' in CHICAGO on Broadway.

CHICAGO Will Host 'Hart To Heart' Post-Show Talkback with Ariana Madix and Jessel Taank
by Stephi Wild - February 22, 2024

Chicago on Broadway will host 'HART TO HEART', a post-performance talkback with Ariana Madix and Jessel Taank. Learn more about when to catch this event here!

Ariana Madix Extends Run in CHICAGO on Broadway Through Early April
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 14, 2024

TV personality, actress and author Ariana Madix will extend in her role as 'Roxie Hart' in Chicago on Broadway through April 7. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Jinkx Monsoon Will Return to CHICAGO in June
by Stephi Wild - February 12, 2024

Chicago has announced that actress, vocalist, and two-time “RuPaul's Drag Race” winner Jinkx Monsoon will return in the role of Matron “Mama” Morton for 20 performances only beginning this June!

Ariana Madix, From SUR to Stage: How 'Vanderpump Rules' Was Just a Detour for CHICAGO's New Roxie
by Michael Major - February 15, 2024

In 2023, Madix found herself at the center of the 'Scandoval.' Now, after a run to the finals on Dancing With the Stars, Madix is starring on Broadway as Roxie Hart in Chicago. Find out how being on Broadway was the 'reason for everything' for Madix, even before she became one of Bravo's biggest stars.

Photos: First Look at Ariana Madix as Roxie Hart in CHICAGO
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 7, 2024

You can now get a first look at Ariana Madix as Roxie Hart, Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly and Max von Essen as Billy Flynn in Chicago! See the photos and learn how to purchase tickets!

CHICAGO Has Best Non-Holiday Performance Week In the Show's History
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 5, 2024

Chicago, Broadway’s longest running American Musical, had its highest grossing non-holiday performance week in the show’s 27-year history.

Video: Watch CHICAGO Pay Tribute to Chita Rivera: 'A Broadway Giant Now Dancing With the Angels'
by Michael Major - January 31, 2024

New York institutions like Chicago on Broadway and the Apollo Theatre paid tribute to Chita Rivera. Amra-Faye Wright, who currently plays the role of Velma Kelly in Chicago, made a speech during the production's curtain call last night. Watch the video, also featuring the Apollo Theatre changing their marquee!

Exclusive: Vanderpump Rules Stars Lala Kent & Scheana Shay Visit Ariana Madix Backstage at CHICAGO
by Bruce Glikas - January 31, 2024

Check out photos of Lala Kent and Scheana Shay visiting Ariana Madix at her opening night in Chicago. Earlier this week, she recently kicked off an 8-week limited engagement as Roxie Hart. Madix's opening night came just before the season 11 premiere of Vanderpump Rules on Bravo.


How do I get Rush Tickets for Chicago on Broadway?

Price: $49.00
Where: Box Office only
Limit: Two per customer
Restrictions: Not available for Saturday evenings - Subject to availability.

How do I get Standing Room Only for Chicago on Broadway?

Price: $27
Where: Box Office
Limit: Two per customer
Restrictions:  Available day of performance only when the performance is sold out.

How long has Chicago been running on Broadway?
Chicago opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (Broadway) on Thursday Nov 14, 1996 and has now been running for 27 years.
What are the songs in Chicago and what's the order?
All That Jazz
Funny Honey
Cell Block Tango
When You're Good to Momma
Tap Dance
All I Care About
A Little Bit of Good
We Both Reached for the Gun
I Can't Do It Alone
Chicago After Midnight
My Own Best Friend
I Know a Girl
Me and My Baby
Mister Cellophane
When Velma Takes the Stand
Razzle Dazzle
Keep It Hot
Ten Percent
Loopin' De Loop
Rose Colored Glasses
Pansy Eyes
Hot Honey Rag
Chicago does not include any gunshot noises. In the show, the drummer creates 'gunshot' like sounds, but these would not be confused with actual gunshot noises.

Chicago History

Other Productions of Chicago

1975   Broadway Original Broadway Production
1979   West End London Production
West End
1996   Off-Broadway Encores! Concert
1996   Broadway Broadway Revival
1997   US Tour 1st National Tour
US Tour
1997   West End London Revival
West End
1997   US Tour 2nd National Tour
US Tour
2012   US Tour National Tour
US Tour
2014   US Tour National Tour (2014-2015)
US Tour
US Tour National Tour
US Tour
2018   West End West End Return Engagement
West End
2022   US Tour US Tour
US Tour

Chicago Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
1997 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Award Bebe Neuwirth
1997 Tony Awards Best Choreography Ann Reinking
1997 Tony Awards Best Costume Design William Ivey Long
1997 Tony Awards Best Direction of a Musical Walter Bobbie
1997 Tony Awards Best Lighting Design Ken Billington
1997 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical James Naughton
1997 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Marcia Lewis
1997 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Bebe Neuwirth
1997 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Barry and Fran Weissler
1997 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Kardana Productions, Inc
1996 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Actress - Musical Bebe Neuwirth
1996 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Choreography Ann Reinking
1996 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Director - Musical Walter Bobbie
1996 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical Joel Grey