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Ta-Nehisi Coates: The Water Dancer Book Tour

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Brad Williams

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Jul 26th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$29 - $55

Beres Hammond: Forever Giving Thanks

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Jul 31st - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$47 - $67

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Aug 11th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$25 - $165

Gin Blossoms & Toad the Wet Sprocket with special guest Vertical Horizon

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Tue Aug 13th - 6:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$55 - $225

The Big Show feat Russell Thompkins, Jr & The New Stylistics + others

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Aug 24th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$41 - $122

Dweezil Zappa: The Rox(Postroph)y Tour

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Aug 25th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$50 - $285

Vic DiBitetto

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Sep 7th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35 - $45

Ben Schwartz & Friends

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Sep 13th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$49.50 - $99.50

Cancelled Podcast: Cross Country

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Sep 14th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$49 - $69

An Evening with Richard Dawkins and Friends

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Sep 15th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$54.50 - $199.50

Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Sep 18th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$115 - $225

The Piano Guys

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Sep 19th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$50 - $252

Beth Hart

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Sep 28th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$55 - $85

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: in Concert

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Oct 2nd - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$29 - $49

Neko Case Fall Tour 2024

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Oct 5th - 8:00PM
Openers: Imaad Wasif
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$55 - $75

MrBallen: The Strange, Dark, & Mysterious Live Tour

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Oct 11th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$39 - $159

Bored Teachers: The Struggle Is Real! Comedy Tour

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Oct 12th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$37 - $67

Billy Bragg: The Roaring Forty USA Tour 2024

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Mon Oct 14th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$50 - $89

Last Podcast on the Left: JK Ultra Tour

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Oct 16th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$45 - $75

Giggly Squad Live: Club Giggly

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Oct 17th - 7:30PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Oct 18th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$39 - $89.50

Nick Swardson: Toilet Head

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Nov 15th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$39 - $49

A Drag Queen Christmas

Age Restriction: 18+

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Nov 22nd - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$45 - $75

Indigo Girls

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Dec 6th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$56 - $96

Gazillion Bubble Show

Rescheduled from 7/21 to 12/8. All tickets honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Dec 8th - 2:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$39 - $69

The Temptations & the Four Tops

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Dec 11th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$49 - $99

Engelbert Humperdinck – A Winter World of Love, A Night of Holiday Classics & Greatest Hits

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Dec 12th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$43 - $89

An Intimate Evening with David Foster & Katharine McPhee (2024)

Rescheduled from 12/8/2023 to 12/13/2024

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Dec 13th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$40 - $85

Small Town Murder

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Dec 14th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$39.50 - $69.50

Sarah Silverman: Postmortem

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Jan 24th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$49 - $89

Bio

In only a decade’s time, National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates has produced some of our country’s most seminal pieces of non-fiction writing. Whether in personal

In only a decade’s time, National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates has produced some of our country’s most seminal pieces of non-fiction writing. Whether in personal narratives like Between the World and Me or reportage like The Case for Reparations, his luminous prose and gift for examining our most urgent struggles through a historical and cultural lens has transformed our notions of what non-fiction can do.

 

Now One World is proud to publish Coates’s breathtaking debut novel, The Water Dancer (One World; Hardcover; On Sale: September 24, 2019). Ten years in the making and imbued with all the same craftsmanship that made his previous body of work essential reading, THE WATER DANCER is a boldly imagined work of magic and adventure, love and separation, and the power of resistance.  It is the story of America’s oldest struggle—the struggle to tell the truth.

 

Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage—and lost his mother and all memory of her when he was a child. Hiram, who is gifted with a mysterious power, almost drowns when he crashes a carriage into a river, but is saved from the depths by a force he doesn’t understand, a blue light that lifts him up and lands him a mile away.

So begins an unexpected journey into the covert war on slavery that takes Hiram from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia’s proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the Deep South to dangerously utopic movements in the North. Even as he’s enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, all Hiram wants is to return to the Walker Plantation to free the family he left behind—but to do so, he must first master his magical gift and reconstruct the story of his greatest loss.

THE WATER DANCER drew inspiration from great American writers like Toni Morrison and E.L Doctorow. But what makes it special is that it is so distinctly a Ta-Nehisi Coates novel: Propulsive yet challenging, lyrical and emotive and filled with uncanny insight of the human condition. And just as Coates’s reportage was built on intensive study of his chosen subjects, so too is THE WATER DANCER. He spent over a decade researching this book, visiting historic sites such as Monticello, Shirley Planation, the Whitney Plantation and combing through primary documents, with an emphasis on the oral histories taken from enslaved people.

 

Driven by Coates’s resplendent imagination and striking ability to bring readers deep into the interior lives of his brilliantly rendered characters, THE WATER DANCER is a novel full of magic but one that never loses its grip on the heartbreaking humanity of its unforgettable characters—their traumas and losses, their astonishing courage, and the unconquerable love at the heart of their struggle. And at a time when the United States government is forcibly separating families at  unprecedented rates—whether through immigration policy or mass incarceration—empathizing with that struggle is essential to understanding our national crisis.

Ta-Nehisi Coates is the author of The Beautiful StruggleWe Were Eight Years in Power, and Between the World and Me, which won the National Book Award in 2015. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. He lives in New York City with his wife and son.

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