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Philip Glass and Stephin Merritt perform in stage version of "This American Life"

24 June 2014, 16:00 | Written by Luke Morgan Britton

​Much-loved podcast and Chicago public radio show This American Life recently recorded a stage adaptation of their show live in New York, featuring operatic singers, interpretive dancers, a Broadway musical and more. Among the other guests on the night were The Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt and composer Philip Glass.

​Glass (cousin to the show’s host Ira) was commissioned to write a piece based on the story of a woman getting trapped in a closet, whilst Merritt performed a song he penned about a segment of the show too.

You can listen to the special episode right now at the This American Life website and download the video for $5.

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