Gasteyer and Reinders are scheduled to sing Stephen Schwartz's "For Good" on the telethon, which benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The Wicked actresses will perform during the 9 AM CDT hour of the broadcast on Sept. 5. The performance will be broadcast to over 200 affiliates, including Chicago's WGN.
In the metropolitan area the Jerry Lewis Telethon is broadcast on WWOR-TV Channel 9. The telethon is scheduled to begin at 9 PM ET on Sunday, Sept. 4.
Best known for her work on "Saturday Night Live," Ana Gasteyer has appeared on Broadway in The Rocky Horror Show and Off Broadway in The Vagina Monologues and Kimberly Akimbo. She also played Fanny Brice in the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera's production of Funny Girl and was recently seen in the New York City Opera mounting of Cinderella. Her screen credits include "Mean Girls," "What Women Want," "Woman on Top," "Dick" and "What's the Worst That Could Happen?"
Kate Reinders was on Broadway last season in the Beach Boys musical Good Vibrations. She has also been seen on Broadway in Gypsy, Into the Woods and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Reinders' other theatrical credits include The Sound of Music, A Year with Frog and Toad and Nerds.
Chicago's Ford Center for the Performing Arts/Oriental Theatre is located at 24 West Randolph Street. Tickets for Wicked are available at all Broadway in Chicago box offices (22 W. Monroe Street, 24 W. Randolph Street and 151 West Randolph Street) or by calling (312) 902-1400. For more information about Wicked visit www.wickedthemusical.com.