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‘Chicago’ will offer talkback with Ariana Madix and Jessel Taank

The “Hart to Heart” event will take place in March.

(L-R) Ariana Madix in “Chicago” on Broadway, 2024; Jessel Taank (Credit: Jeremy Daniel; courtesy of Boneau/Bryan-Brown)

Broadway’s “Chicago” will offer a post-show talkback on March 5. Dubbed “Hart to Heart,” the musical’s current Roxie Hart, Ariana Madix, will co-host with fashion publicist and brand consultant Jessel Taank. All ticket holders for the 7 p.m. performance are welcome to stay for the event. 

A partnership with the technology company Meta, “Hart to Heart” will feature a discussion of Madix’s Broadway debut and themes of resilience and show business, as well as a deep dive into what it’s like being a female business owner. The duo will answer questions from fans, which can be submitted ahead of time via Threads.

Both Madix and Taank have roots in reality television. Madix was featured for several seasons on Bravo’s “Vanderpump Rules,” while Taank was on the New York City edition of Bravo’s “Real Housewives” franchise.

This discussion is one of many in the growing set of post-show programming recently seen on Broadway. “A Beautiful Noise,” “Purlie Victorious” and “Here Lies Love” are among the shows that have offered some sort of additional discussion or performance after a show. “Chicago” itself hosted a discussion between Jinkx Monsoon and Kristin Chenoweth in 2023.

“Chicago” is produced by Barry and Fran Weissler.