Ambassador Theatre

Ambassador Theatre

<i>Chicago</i> at the Ambassador Theatre

The Ambassador opened in 1921 at 215 W. 49th Street, financed by the Shuberts. Designed by Herbert J. Krapp, the theatre’s auditorium is unique in its diagonal orientation, designed to optimize limited square footage. Since 2003, the Ambassador has housed the 1996 revival of Chicago and its bevy of stars.

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  • Built: 1921
  • Number of Seats: 1080
  • Longest Running Show: Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk
  • Performances: 990
Currently Playing
<i>Chicago</i> Playbill - September 2021
Broadway Musical
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. Now in its 20th year on Broadway, Chicago is the longest-running American musical in Broadway history and the second longest-running Broadway production ever.

SYNOPSIS: 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.

Owner History

Jan 1, 1973 - The Shubert Organization Theatre Owner
Aug 4, 1945 - Jun 27, 1950 Joseph and Sam Siritzky Theatre Lessee
Nov 14, 1941 - May 14, 1942 Irving Maidman Theatre Lessee
Jan 1, 1924 - Oct 20, 1931 Shubert Theatre Corporation Theatre Owner
Feb 11, 1921 - Dec 31, 1924 Messrs. Shubert (Lee and J. J.) Theatre Owner
Ambassador Theatre
    • 219 W. 49th St.
    • New York
    • NY
    • United States