Stars of NBC's Chicago franchise to headline charity events in the city


Members of the casts of NBC’s Chicago-set franchise are set to star in their own off-screen crossover event Sunday for charity.

“Chicago P.D.,” “Chicago Med” and “Chicago Fire” actresses are scheduled to read “Waiting,” a series of vignettes about the delays and extended intervals in women’s lives, 3 p.m. at the Davis Theater. 

Tickets cost $65, with proceeds slated to go to Piven Theatre Workshop arts programming for women at the YWCA Evanston/North Shore and the Cook County Jail.

Among those expected to attend: “Chicago P.D.” stars Sophia Bush and Marina Squerciati; “Chicago Fire” stars Monica Raymund and Kara Killmer; and “Chicago Med” star S. Epatha Merkerson. 

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Meanwhile, “Chicago P.D.” star LaRoyce Hawkins is set to host a showcase of 10 short films created by the crew of the police series. Tickets to the March 18 event at the Patio Theater in Portage Park cost $20.

Proceeds are slated to go to Patrick Lives On…To End Gun Violence, an organization started in honor of Des Plaines teenager Patrick Boswell, who was shot and killed in Rosemont in 2015.

The group’s first fundraising event in September, which featured performances by “Chicago P.D.” cast and crew, raised more than $50,000. Another fundraiser is set for Sept. 9 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, where NBC’s Chicago-set franchise is filmed.

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