To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Macy's Herald Square, the New York-based department store will present a star-studded Broadway-themed event on Sept. 23.
Entitled "Remember Me to Herald Square," the outdoor extravaganza will feature performances from a host of Broadway musicals as well as a new song written exclusively for the kick-off centennial event by Andrew Lippa and Macy's creative director Bill Schermerhorn. Lippa and Schermerhorn's song, "This Store Was There," will be performed by current Chicago star Alix Korey.
Others already lined up for the evening, which will begin at 7:30 PM, include Liz Callaway, the high-flying performance group Anti-Gravity and the Highbridge Voices Choir of the Bronx, who will join Callaway on the song "Beyond the Dream." Broadway — between 34th and 35th Streets — will be closed from noon to midnight on Sept. 23 to accommodate the festivities; Playbill On-Line will offer more details as they become available.
Macy's Herald Square, which opened in Nov. 1902, is located in New York City at 34th Street, between Broadway and Seventh Avenue. For more information, visit www.macys.com.
—By Andrew Gans