The wildest and most ambitious This American Life live show ever, with nearly 50 performers on the BAM Opera House stage. Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mike Birbiglia, Sasheer Zamata, Stephin Merritt and more join host Ira Glass.
It’s This American Life’s wildest, most ambitious live show ever! Nearly 50 actors, singers, dancers, musicians and comedians joined Ira Glass onstage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Opera House on June 7th, 2014 to try some things they'd never tried before. The result? Journalism turned into opera, into plays, into a Broadway musical (by Lin-Manuel Miranda, starring Lindsay Mendez and Anthony Ramos). Comedy from Mike Birbiglia, and SNL’s Sasheer Zamata. Songs from Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields. Dance from Monica Bill Barnes & Company. The video can be yours for just five bucks!
Video directed by Seth Lind, produced by Ben Cohen and Ben Katz.
Ira Glass writes: One of the most ambitious things we’ve ever attempted: a show onstage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Opera House with nearly 70 actors, singers, dancers and musicians, including some actual famous people, turning the kinds of stories we do every week into all sorts of incredib...