Everyone loves a good cry ... or at least most people do. On the podcast Crybabies, Susan Orlean (The Orchid Thief) and Sarah Thyre (Strangers with Candy) talk with comedians, musicians, actors, and writers about the art and culture that make them cry. We team up with the hosts for an evening of stories that inspire tears of sorrow, joy, and laughter, performed by actors Cole Escola (Difficult People), Denis O'Hare (American Horror Story), Busy Philipps (Cougar Town), and Kate Walsh (13 Reasons Why). With a musical performance by Jackie Hoffman (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).
Selected Shorts is produced by Symphony Space and broadcast on more than 150 stations around the country. The Selected Shorts podcast consistently ranks as one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes. The series began in 1985 and enjoys sold-out performances to this day. Selected Shorts was conceived with a simple premise: take great stories by well-known and emerging writers and have them performed by terrific actors of stage and screen. Featuring stories around a lively theme, the favorite works of a guest author, or a special collaboration, each Selected Shorts event is a unique night of literature in performance.
Actors subject to change. Due to a scheduling conflict, Laura Benanti will no longer be performing at this event.
Premium tickets are available and include a $50 tax-deductible donation to Symphony Space.