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.
|Venue name:||Ambassador Theatre||Contact:|
219 W 49th St
|Cross street:||between Broadway and Eighth Ave|
|Transport:||Subway: C, E to 50th St; N, R to 49th St; 1 to 50th St|
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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 star.—David Cote Running...Musicals Saturday May 27 2017 - Sunday December 31 2017