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September 05, 2018

The Moth Returns To Lincoln Center Saturday, October 13 at Alice Tully Hall

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Mainstage Lineup Includes Host Adam Gopnik

and Stories from a Diverse Group of Engaging Storytellers


Tickets On Sale September 12




Dedicated to the art of live storytelling, The Moth returns to Lincoln Center to present another enlightening edition of its popular mainstage show at Alice Tully Hall. Essayist and New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik hosts this inspiring evening featuring a diverse group of engaging storytellers—including Frank Almond, concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and Emmy Award–winning journalist Trina Robinson. This event marks the sixth collaboration between The Moth and Lincoln Center. Additional storytellers will be announced in the coming weeks, as well as details for a forthcoming collaboration set for March 22, 2019.



Saturday, October 13, 2018, 7:30 pm




Alice Tully Hall

1941 Broadway, New York City



$30/$50 - on sale to the general public September 12 at 10:00 am / 212.721.6500




Adam Gopnik has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1987. He has written fiction, humor, book reviews, profiles, and reported pieces from abroad, and was both the magazine’s art critic from 1988 to 1995 and the Paris correspondent from 1995 to 2000. Working in the past fifteen years as the magazine’s critic at large, his books, often assembled from that work, range from essay collections about Paris and food to children’s novels, and include At the Stranger’s Gate; Paris to the Moon; The King in the Window; Through the Children’s Gate: A Home in New York; Angels and Ages: A Short Book About Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life; The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food; and Winter: Five Windows on the Season. Gopnik received three National Magazine Awards, for essays and for criticism, and the George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting. In March of 2013, Gopnik was awarded the medal of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Republic. He lectures widely and, in 2011, delivered the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Massey Lectures. In the past five years, Gopnik has also engaged in many musical projects, working both as a lyricist and librettist. With the composer David Shire he wrote both book and lyrics for the musical comedy TABLE, produced in 2017 by the Long Wharf Theatre. He wrote the libretto for Nico Muhly’s oratorio Sentences, which premiered in London at the Barbican in June of 2015.  



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Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of stories told live and without notes. Moth shows are renowned for the great range of human experience they showcase. Through ongoing programs in more than 29 cities, The Moth has presented over 30,000 stories to standing-room-only crowds worldwide and it currently produces more than 600 live shows each year. Additionally, The Moth runs storytelling workshops for high-school students and adults in underserved communities through their Education and Community Programs and develops innovative applications for Moth storytelling through their Corporate Program. The Moth podcast is downloaded over 47 million times a year, and each week, the Peabody Award–winning The Moth Radio Hour, produced by Jay Allison and presented by PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, is heard on over 470 radio stations worldwide. The Moth’s first book, The Moth: 50 True Stories (Hachette) was an international bestseller and its recent book, All These Wonders: True Stories about Facing the Unknown (Crown), is available now. For more information:




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