A Special Valentine’s Event in Boston, February 16

at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre

BOSTON, MA – December 19, 2018 – 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 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. 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.

 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 (New York Times) go deep, sharing some of the best stories about love today. New episodes are uploaded every Thursday. Subscribe to the podcast: iTunes | Stitcher

About Huntington Theatre Company

The Huntington Theatre Company is Boston’s leading professional theatre and one of New England’s premier cultural assets since its founding in 1982. Recipient of the 2013 Regional Theatre Tony Award, the Huntington brings together superb local and national talent and produces a mix of groundbreaking new works and classics made current to create award-winning productions. The Huntington runs nationally renowned programs in education and new play development and serves the Boston theatre community through its operation of the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. A longstanding anchor cultural institution of Huntington Avenue, the Avenue of the Arts, the Huntington now fully owns the Huntington Avenue Theatre and plans to renovate the historic venue, adding first-rate, modern amenities including a new entrance and expansive lobby, as well as expanding services to audiences, artists, and the community. Under the direction of Artistic Director Peter DuBois and Managing Director Michael Maso, the Huntington cultivates, celebrates, and champions theatre as an art form. For more information, visit

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