Chicago and BY Experience in collaboration with Public Radio International (PRI), This American Life – Live! will be broadcast to more than 625 select movie theaters across the U.S., Canada and Australia.
Sedaris first appeared on radio in 1992 with the story “SantaLand Diaries,” produced by for the public radio program Morning Edition. Since then Sedaris’s books have sold more than 7 million copies and he has regularly contributed to This American Life.
When: Thursday, May 10, at 8:00 p.m...PT, HI and AK, with an encore presentation in select theaters from Tuesday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m. local time and varying additional screening dates and times. May 26 and 27 in Australia.
Tickets: Tickets for This American Life – Live! are available at presenting theater box offices and online at http://www.ThisAmericanLife.org/cinema, where a list of presenting theater locations and ticket prices is available (theaters and participants may be subject to change).
Broadcast live from the Skirball Center at New York University, the performance will also feature stories by writers David Rakoff and Ryan Knighton, Snap Judgment host Glynn Washington, and comedian Tig Notaro; a new short film by Mike Birbiglia; dance by Monica Bill Barnes & Company; and live music by OK Go. Audiences in movie theaters will be able to perform along with using a custom smartphone app designed for the performance...Now distributed by Public Radio International, it is broadcast to more than 500 radio stations reaching 1.8 million weekly listeners, and often ranks as the most popular podcast in the country, averaging more than 750,000 weekly downloads. The show has won major broadcasting awards including the Peabody, duPont-Columbia and Edward R. FM is operated by Chicago Public Media, an institution that creates award-winning content for people seeking to learn more about the issues and ideas that affect our community, our nation, and our world. Chicago Public Media produces programs such as This American Life, Sound Opinions, Wait, Wait...Don’t Tell Me!, Eight Forty-Eight, The Afternoon Shift, Worldview, and Radio M. Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest (June 2011), Red Hot Chili Peppers Live: I’m With You (August 2011); The Big Four: , Slayer, , Anthrax (June 2010), BBC Electric Proms: (October 2009), the classic music celebrations BBC Last Night of the Proms (September 2009, 2010, 2011), St. Olaf Christmas Festival (December 2007 and December 2011), David Gilmour: Remember That Night — Live from the Royal Albert Hall (September 2007), and the public radio shows A Prairie Home Companion with (February and October 2010) and This American Life – Live! with Ira Glass (April 2008 and May 2009). BY Experience distributes to over 50 countries, to 2,000 movie screens...PRI leads by identifying critical but unmet content needs and partnering with producers, stations, digital networks and funders to develop multi-platform resources to meet those needs...PRI content is available on pri.org and mobile apps, via podcasts and streaming, and is broadcast on 837 public radio stations as well as Sirius XM Satellite Radio. Over 16 million people access PRI content each week through these sources.