Open run | 2h 30m | Midtown W

Chicago (NYC)

From 5,317 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Funny, Great staging, Clever

About the show

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

Currently the longest running American musical on Broadway, “Chicago” is the dark but sensuous story of Roxie and Velma, two murderesses behind bars competing for the spotlight. Iconic songs include 'All That Jazz' and 'Razzle Dazzle,' and the choreography is inspired by the late Bob Fosse. Winner of six Tony Awards.

Member Reviews (5317)


Entertaining, Great singing, Funny, Great staging, Clever
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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.

Classic, Funny, Great music, Must see, Exciting

See it if Classic ageless musical.

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

Delightful, Entertaining, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy the old time musicals. Loved it at Encores before it made it's revival on Broadway. Look for your favorite to take the female lead

Don't see it if you just dislike musical theater at its best

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.

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

Great dancing, Dated, Great staging, Entertaining, Could use some spring cleaning: some of the actors have been in the show too long.

See it if You've never seen it before. You want sexy, Fosse style choreography. You're a fan of the featured guest star.

Don't see it if You want something more contemporary. You don't like sex-fueled, Fosse style choreography. You've already seen it.

Insipid, Disappointing, Overrated, Quirky

See it if you like minimalism (in terms of staging, costumes, and just about everything else).

Don't see it if you're expecting it to be like the movie.

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Original

See it if You want to see one of the greatest American musicals of all time.

Don't see it if You dislike the film or expect a lavish production.

Clever, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want to enjoy a long -running Broadway hit with sublime dancing, singing and a catchy plot.

Don't see it if You'll be offended to hear of the crimes that these women commit.

Entertaining, Great staging, Must see

See it if You love classic musicals well performed and brilliantly choreographed !

Don't see it if You can't deal with raw language and suggestive gestures.

Entertaining, Great staging, Clever staging, engaging score

See it if Enjoy a classic Broadway show.

Don't see it if You don't like Big dance numbers.

Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if You want to see what a terrific broadway musical looks like

Don't see it if You don't love musical theatre

More historic value than entertainment value, Underwhelming, Overpriced

See it if you’re interested in Broadway artifacts. You have cheap tickets.

Don't see it if you hope the show rivals the movie in creativity and world-building.

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Cheap, Tourist trap, Great singing

See it if you like a simplistic musical with an excellent orchestra and some good show tunes. You like their celebrity stunt casting of the moment.

Don't see it if you will feel cheated out of a real musical by the cheap, barebones set, you don't want to sit next to tourists falling asleep.

Disappointing, Dated, Overrated, Tired, Just okay

See it if you don't set your expectations too high after seeing the film. The music and choreography are still great, the rest not so much.

Don't see it if you want Broadway leads. You're more likely to get stunt-casted celebs, understandable as a show this old needs that to get butts in seats.

Entertaining, Must see, Classic, Minimalistic

See it if you want to see a classic Broadway musical.

Don't see it if you don't like being surrounded by tourists or want to see a bigger stage musical (this is very minimalistic).

Clever, Entertaining, Original, Refreshing, Great staging

See it if You like Fosse. Although playing for years always good. Music lyrics staging dancing everything works. Cast always fresh and good.

Don't see it if You don't like clever musicals.

Must see, Great staging, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy great dancing (Fosse) and an engaging​ story

Don't see it if you are looking for a big production

Losing its luster, Energetic, Decently entertaining, Uneven pacing, Tourist-type of show

See it if you've somehow missed it and have yet to do so; like vaudeville or musicals in 1920s jazz-club style that are slim on storytelling.

Don't see it if needing dramatic sets, intense stories, and even pacing. The opening few numbers are energetic and well-done; then the show loses steam.

Also There may still be glimmers of that old razzle-dazzle, but among the g... Read more Read less

Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a play with a universal theme and the best part ever for a woman. Also, a show that subtlety with social issues

Don't see it if you want a heavy handed show that takes murder seriously.

Entertaining, Dark, Dated

See it if you are a Fosse fan, Great ensemble dancing! Better than the original & Kander and Ebb write Great music - despite the story's Anti-heros

Don't see it if You have seen it before, on Stage or film. It's a stronger story on film, and the leads don't compare to Verdon and Rivera for charisma.

Also I haven't seen Chicago on stage since the original production. Gwen Ve... Read more Read less

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 u...
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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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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 performan...
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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 ...
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