Chicago (Broadway)
Open run 2h 30m
Chicago (Broadway)
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Chicago (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

83%
(5561 Reviews)
Positive
89%
Mixed
9%
Negative
2%
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Entertaining, Great singing, Funny, Great staging, Clever

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

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Member Reviews (5,561)

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865 Reviews | 898 Followers
80
Classic, Funny, Great music, Must see, Exciting

See it if Classic ageless musical.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals

963 Reviews | 338 Followers
85
Clever, Dark, Great staging, Still fresh, Intense

See it if you haven't gone in a while. The staging/choreography is still some of the best on Broadway.

Don't see it if you have lots of new shows to visit. Go to them...and then return to Chicago.

840 Reviews | 1006 Followers
80
Entertaining, Great dancing, Great music

See it if You love the music, enjoy bob fosse and like whoever is starring in it.

Don't see it if You like lavish costumes and big sets.

927 Reviews | 379 Followers
87
Delightful, Entertaining, Must see, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You like that old razzle dazzle! Fun. Sharp. A good time. There's a reason it's the longest running revival in Broadway history, it's great!

Don't see it if You're looking for a serious drama. This show is just a lot of fun!

939 Reviews | 224 Followers
85
Edgy, Epic, Intelligent, Great staging, Great singing

See it if If you like big musicals. Great staging, singing directing. Saw it three times and really liked it every time.

Don't see it if If you don't like musicals or if you don't like big productions.

763 Reviews | 212 Followers
85
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Profound

See it if you like to sit back and be entertained by great singing and dancing with a lot of fun thrown in.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals that are light and focus more on show than story.

507 Reviews | 1867 Followers
77
Cliched, Dated, Entertaining, Great staging, Delightful

See it if like classic Broadway and celeb cameos.

Don't see it if you'd rather see the movie.

677 Reviews | 150 Followers
85
Clever, Absorbing, Great staging, Funny, Refreshing

See it if you love the music, enjoy Kander & Ebb, appreiciate Fosse style dancing, enjoy stark but creative staging

Don't see it if idea of female murderers being celebrated turns you off, you feel that Verdon & Rivera can't be topped, expect full sets

Critic Reviews (9)

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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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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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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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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O
November 25th, 1996

"The stunning revival of Chicago that just opened on Broadway ought to win over any doubters. Chicago hasn't merely aged well; it has come of age...A show that doesn't just give us the old razzle-dazzle; it glows."
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