WBUR and The New York Times are celebrating the one-year anniversary of their collaboration on Modern Love: The Podcast with a special live event at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre. Hosted by Meghna Chakrabarti (host of Modern Love: The Podcast) with Daniel Jones (editor of the NYT “Modern Love” column), the event will be a live recording of the hit podcast featuring Modern Love essays read by actors Emmy Rossum (Shameless) and Alysia Reiner (Orange is the New Black).
Modern Love Live will take place on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at The Wilbur in Boston’s theater district. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, Dec. 23.
Modern Love: The Podcast transforms the popular reader-submitted New York Times Modern Love essays into an immersive weekly podcast experience that takes listeners on an audio journey, bringing the poignant, honest and hopeful stories to life. Each episode features a reading performed by actors, combined with music and an intricately produced soundscape. Episodes conclude with an update and follow-up conversation with the story’s original author, provoking deeper conversation about love and relationships.
Exploring the joys and tribulations of love, Modern Love: The Podcast debuted at #1 on the iTunes chart. The podcast launched on Jan. 21, 2016 with two episodes, featuring actors Jason Alexander and Lauren Molina. Since then, nearly 50 talented actors have read for the podcast, including Colin Farrell, Angela Bassett, Tony Hale, Ruth Negga, John Cho, Sarah Paulson, Sterling K. Brown and Sarah Silverman.