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WBUR, The New York Times And Huntington Theatre Company Present 'Modern Love Live: A Special Valentine’s Event'

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WBUR and The New York Times, in partnership with the Huntington Theatre Company, are celebrating Valentine’s Day with a special live performance of Modern Love: The Podcast. Hosted by Meghna Chakrabarti (host of Modern Love: The Podcast as well as NPR & WBUR’s On Point) with Daniel Jones (editor of the NYT “Modern Love” column), the event will be a live recording of the hit podcast featuring three Modern Love essays read by top actors from stage and screen including William Jackson Harper from television's The Good Place. It will also feature a live musical performance. Modern Love Live will take place on Sat., Feb. 16, 2019 at 8 p.m. at the Huntington Avenue Theatre, 264 Huntington Ave. Tickets go on sale to the general public Thursday, Dec. 20. Prices start at $25.

Modern Love: The Podcast transforms the popular reader-submitted NYT 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.

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. Since then, more than 100 top actors have read for the podcast, including Kate Winslet, Uma Thurman, Sandra Oh, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sterling K. Brown, Stanley Tucci, Angela Bassett, Michelle Rodriguez, Willem Dafoe, Kristen Bell, Issa Rae, Olivia Munn, and Sarah Silverman.


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