I'm so very excited to see This American Life live on the 23rd and I want to give everyone who wasn't able to get tickets, or doesn't live here, plenty of heads up because even though the show's sold out. you can still see it live, kind of, at your local movie theatre. From the TAL site:
Ira Glass will host an actual episode of the radio program, performed onstage by some of our favorite contributors. Dan Savage, Starlee Kine, and Mike Birbiglia will tell stories. David Rakoff and Dave Hill will conduct a ?pecial investigation.' Plus a new cartoon by Chris Ware, additional visuals by Arthur Jones, and a very special appearance by Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer! The performance will last around two hours. We're going to capture the whole thing with a bunch of HD cameras, and send it live* to movie theatres all over the country.
So get tickets now, it's showing at a bunch of theaters here in the city, including the big one at 14th Street.