“Chicago” (Photo provided by Airbnb)
“Come on, babe, why don’t we paint the town?” And why? Chicago is returning to Broadway! The long-running revival will reopen to full capacity, as ordained by Governor Cuomo, for Tuesday, September 14. The curtain will rise again at 8 p.m. on that anticipated Tuesday evening at The Ambassador Theatre in just a few short months.
The beloved John Kander and Fred Ebb musical (originally directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, who also co-wrote the book) joins a growing number of productions that will also reopen this fall (including Diana, The Phantom of the Opera, Six, and others). Tickets for Chicago are now on sale.
While the show will reopen on September 14, it will take some time as the production eases back into its eight-show week. In the fall, Chicago will play four to five performances each week, increasing as winter nears to fuller weeks around Thanksgiving and Christmas when greater crowds of tourists might be anticipated. Per the production’s website, tickets are now on sale for any performance through January 17, 2022, and ticket holders can either exchange or refund tickets for any other date until two hours before the performance.
The website also features information about safety protocols: “The Ambassador Theatre is committed to providing healthy and safe facilities for audiences, performers, and staff. Based on CDC and state guidelines at the time of performance, protocols may include mask enforcement, increased cleaning and ventilation/filtration enhancements, vaccination or negative test verification, and more. These are subject to change. Ticket holders who do not comply with venue policies cannot be admitted.”