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WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station, 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”) with Daniel Jones (editor of The New York Times “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. It will also feature a live musical performance. Modern Love Live will take place on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 8pm at the Huntington Avenue Theatre.

Seating at Modern Love Live is limited, but seats are released every day for sale. Please call Ticketing Services at 617 266 0800 to learn about our Advanced Wait List and be upgraded to a seat automatically when it becomes available.

“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. 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.

About Modern Love

“Modern Love: The Podcast” is produced by WBUR and based on The New York Times’ popular series of weekly reader-submitted essays. Exploring the joys and tribulations of love, “Modern Love: The Podcast” adds new dimension to the popular New York Times column, with readings by notable personalities and updates from the essayists themselves. Host Meghna Chakrabarti (WBUR) and “Modern Love” editor Daniel Jones (The New York Times) go deep, sharing some of the best stories about love today. New episodes are uploaded every Wednesday. Subscribe to the podcast: iTunes | Stitcher