Chicago (Broadway)
Open run 2h 15m
Chicago (Broadway)
85

Chicago (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

85%
(8044 Ratings)
Positive
90%
Mixed
8%
Negative
2%
Members say
Entertaining, Great singing, Clever, Funny, Great staging

About the Show

A long-running revival of Kander and Ebb's satirical musical about lust, treachery, and murder.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (6,397)

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74 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
It's chicago! saw it june 2013

See it if you want to see a show that has everything.

Don't see it if you're not into great musicals.

63 Reviews | 9 Followers
100
Funny & clever, Broadway at its finest, Must see fosse choreography, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if One of the best musicals I’ve seen. Must see Fosse choreography & clever catchy music. A great musical for anyone who hates them. Loved it!

Don't see it if You absolutely hate musicals even one exceptionally entertaining. Only reason not to see it is if u r blind & deaf; otherwise, don’t miss it Read more

104 Reviews | 35 Followers
100
Great choreography, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if The music and the choreography are wonderful, sexy, funny and simple… (I love minimalism and simplicity) The show is a perfect machine!!!

Don't see it if You are looking for more than just entertainment. Read more

73 Reviews | 3 Followers
100
Intelligent, Must see, Hilarious, Great staging, Clever

See it if You appreciate a brilliant piece of art--everything from the staging to the choreography. So clever, so hilarious.

Don't see it if Fosee ain't your style. Read more

108 Reviews | 16 Followers
100
Must see, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You are a fan of the movie, love a Broadway musical, or are looking for a good time!

Don't see it if You are looking for a show with set changes.

80 Reviews | 18 Followers
100
Great acting, Great singing, Clever, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if Saw this show for the first time in November 2021. Expected it to be dated, but it was exactly the opposite. The show is timeless, stunning.

Don't see it if I see no reasons to skip it. It's a must see Broadway classic.

55 Reviews | 16 Followers
100
Enchanting, Must see, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You are mesmerized by dancing and how a human body can move.

Don't see it if You do not care for dancing.

135 Reviews | 18 Followers
100
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Delightful

See it if The iconic numbers, the dancing! I saw it when Robyn Hurder was still in it, and she made the show!

Don't see it if You’re looking for a family friendly show

Critic Reviews (10)

The New York Times
November 15th, 1996

The pulse-racing revival of the musical ''Chicago,'' 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...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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New York Daily News
November 14th, 1996

"Because the revival of "Chicago" is so wildly entertaining, I'm hesitant to call it important, always an ugly adjective for a reviewer to use...What makes this revival important, is that it reminds us that musicals are about songs and performers, not scenery. When you have material and performances as dynamic as this, you don't need chandeliers."
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Variety
November 23rd, 1996

"If the Kander & Ebb style can be described in one word, it’s showstopper. And though their detractors might argue that the tenacity can be wearying, they’ll find scant support for that position in “Chicago.” Even in a concert staging, the momentum starts high and gets higher."
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Theatermania
January 31st, 2023

“I am typically of the opinion that no show has any business occupying a Broadway house for more than a decade: Theater is ephemeral, and the magic tends to wear off as the years pass and performances become stale. ’Chicago’ makes this a difficult position to maintain. Ten thousand performances later, it's still dazzling.”
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Theatermania
October 22nd, 2011

"The Broadway revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb's Chicago, may be on the verge of celebrating its 15th anniversary, but one could hardly tell the production has recently entered the upper echelon of long-running shows on Broadway. There's a crispness to the entire piece of Chicago, that belies its age."
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Talkin' Broadway
November 14th, 2002

"Chicago is as good now as it's ever been--a heartening experience, a life-affirming dedication to the magic and art of theatre, and something that absolutely should not be missed. Though all shows must eventually close, the glory and genius of Chicago should be celebrated while it's here, and with any luck, it will still be gracing and energizing Broadway for many years to come."
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CurtainUp
November 20th, 1996

"What it's all about: 'murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery.' Of course what it's also about is sensational dancing, singing, acting...and, fun! No razzle-dazzle mechanical props, just the razzle-dazzle of a company of gifted performers delivering two hours and twenty minutes of show-stopping numbers."
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The Associated Press
November 18th, 2002

"A lot of Broadway musicals don't age very well, but the long-running revival of 'Chicago' seems to have discovered the fountain of youth. The score's catchy melodies are potent, toe-tapping reminders of music from the late 1920s, while the lyrics are snappy, pointed and often very funny."
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