A new festival featuring live performances of several popular podcasts was announced yesterday. The festival, called Cast Party, is scheduled for July 28, 2015, at NYU’s Skirball Center. Non-New Yorkers can also participate in the festivities, as Cast Party will be broadcast live to movie theaters across North America.
The podcast lineup for the festival includes Radiolab, Invisibilia, Reply All, With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus, and The Truth. The festival will also include music by The Westerlies and dance performance by Cocoon Central Dance Team. Festival organizers promise special guest appearances, including a guest for Lauren Lapkus’ show, who fans can anticipate playing the “host” of the improvised comedy podcast. Organizers have also confirmed that, given the festival format, some shows will be truncated from their normal length.
Tickets for the live event are currently available at the Skirball Center’s website. The list of theaters at which Cast Party will be shown is not currently available but will be posted on the festival’s website on June 12th. Interested movie theater attendees can go to the festival’s website now, though, to enter a drawing for a free pair of tickets. More details about the festival can be found at castparty.org.
Source: Cast Party