THIS AMERICAN LIFE - Live at BAM
This American Life: Live at BAM & The Invisible Made Visible • 2h 1m
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 incredibly fun performances onstage. Lin-Manuel Miranda (who wrote the Broadway musical In the Heights) turned a piece of journalism — a story you may remember from our show, about a high school kid who asks an undercover cop to the prom — into a full-on musical, with dancing and singing and everything, performed by an all-Broadway cast. It’s amazing, and just hearing it on the radio, you'll miss the choreography which is non-stop for the entire thing, and the sets and costumes. Comedians Sasheer Zamata of SNL and Mike Birbiglia each did stories that brought down the house. Stephin Merritt from The Magnetic Fields plays songs. There were surprise cameos and so much more. It’s really one of the best things we’ve ever done.