WBEZ's This American Life is planning its third live simulcast show, May 10 from the Skirball Center at New York University to 550 movie theaters nationwide.
"I saw this amazing dance performance by Monica Bill Barnes' company," said host Ira Glass in the announcement, "and I thought — that is totally in the style of our radio show. But obviously you can't have dance on the radio." So TAL "built this lineup of stories mixed with super visual things," he said, centered on the theme, "The Invisible Made Visible." In addition to the dancers, guests include fellow pubcaster Glynn Washington, host of Snap Judgment; comic Mike Birbiglia with a new short film; and live music by the rock band OK Go.
Producing will be NCM Fathom Events and BY Experience, which presented This American Life — Live! in May 2008 and April 2009.