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Ambassador Theatre

  • Theater
  • Midtown West
  • price 4 of 4
Ambassador Theatre
Ambassador Theatre

Time Out says

Home of the long-running revival of Chicago, the Ambassador opened in 1921 and can seat 1,088 customers at a time. Designed by the Shuberts’ prime architect, Herbert Knapp, this building presented a unique challenge. Since the plot of land at 215 W 49th St was too narrow for a conventional theater design, Knapp placed the auditorium diagonally. This means that the stage has little wing space and an unusual hexagonal shape. Works just fine for the lean, mean Chicago.


219 W 49th St
New York
Cross street:
between Broadway and Eighth Ave
Subway: C, E to 50th St; N, R to 49th St; 1 to 50th St
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  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Musicals

This John Kander–Fred Ebb–Bob Fosse favorite, revived by director Walter Bobbie and choreographer Ann Reinking, tells the saga of chorus girl Roxie Hart, who murders her lover and, with the help of a huckster lawyer, becomes a vaudeville sensation. The cast frequently features guest celebrities in short stints. RECOMMENDED: Guide to Chicago on Broadway

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