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Ta-Nehisi Coates: The Water Dancer Book Tour

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Get The Led Out

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Apr 12th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35 - $65

Johnny Mathis: The Voice of Romance Tour

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Apr 13th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$39 - $150

Anthony Jeselnik: Bones and All

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Apr 25th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$47 - $77

POSTPONED – Beth Hart

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Apr 27th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$55 - $85

Marisela: Con Amor US Tour

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Apr 28th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$62 - $152

Leo Skepi: In Leo We Trust

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat May 4th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$45 - $125

Buddy Guy: Damn Right Farewell

Rescheduled from 10/4

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed May 8th - 08:00 PM
Openers: Tom Hambridge
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$50 – $125

Caroline Rhea & Melissa Joan Hart: I Identify as a Witch

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat May 11th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$39 - $140

Kevin James: Owls Don’t Walk

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat May 18th - 4:30PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat May 18th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$63 - $97

Stuff You Should Know

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed May 29th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$40 - $60

Classic Albums Live performs Pink Floyd The Wall

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Jun 2nd - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$29 - $47

John Cleese and The Holy Grail

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jun 8th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$49 - $254

Untitled Andrew Callaghan Film Screening and Q&A

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Jun 13th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$30 - $50

Jeremy Piven

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jun 15th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$39 - $75

The Rocket Man Show

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Jun 21st - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$30 - $65

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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