Time Out New York theatre critic Adam Feldman will moderate the Q&A session, which will be held in Macy's new Men's Department on the second floor. The panel will include former Roxie Hart Marilu Henner as well as current Chicago stars Christopher McDonald and Rob Bartlett.
Following the 6 PM discussion will be a performance from the long-running musical featuring Bartlett, Roz Ryan, Brynn Dowling and Donna Marie Asbury.
Macy's has also decorated one of its windows to honor the show's 10th anniversary, which occurs Nov. 14.
Those attending the Macy's festivities will have a chance to win a ticket to the dress rehearsal for the 10th anniversary gala, which will reunite the show's original stars as well as many who have played the roles in the Kander and Ebb musical throughout the past decade.
Macy's Herald Square is located on Broadway between 34th and 35th Streets. For more information, go to www.macys.com. *
The current revival of Chicago began life as one of the three annual Encores! presentations offered by City Center. Produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, the musical opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in Nov. 1996 where it remained through Feb. 1997. The musical transferred to the Shubert Theatre on Feb. 11, 1997, and played that house through Jan. 26, 2003. The revival reopened at the Ambassador Theatre, its current home, on Jan. 29, 2003.
Chicago won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical in 1997 as well as awards for actors Bebe Neuwirth and James Naughton, director Walter Bobbie, lighting designer Ken Billington and choreographer Ann Reinking. The original production was directed and choreographed by the late Bob Fosse.
Chicago plays the Ambassador Theatre, located at 215 West 49th Street.
Tickets for the 10th anniversary gala, titled Chicago 10!, range from $500-$5,000; sponsorships begin at $10,000. For reservations call (212) 577-8291 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.