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Tue April 30, 2013
Station News & Events

Congrats to Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me ticket winners

If you were selected in our random drawing, we're trying to make contact directly. Check your Facebook "other messages" in-box. If we have an e-mail address or phone number, you may have already heard from us. 

Choice of theater is first-come.

Here's the list of winners from online entries:
Brandon Sharp;
Jordan Pugh;
Patti Pasquarello;
Mark D. Girard;
Joey Gallagher Burke;
Leslie Heerman.

From our telephone Ticket Line:
Gail Bolton;
"Wedlund"

On Thursday night May 2,  NPR's news quiz show brings its star power to the big screen for a special LIVE performance in select cinemas nationwide.    Select theaters in the Lexington area will feature the production, featuring host Peter Sagal and official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell from the New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.

For this stage adaptation of the weekly radio show, Sagal and Kasell will quiz Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me! panelists, Paula Poundstone, Mo Rocca and Tom Bodett and feature special guests and listener contestants for the comic review of the week's news.

Tickets for Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me! - Live are available at presenting theater box offices and also at www.FathomEvents.com, where there is a complete list of theaters and prices. 

WEKU listeners who visit the station Facebook page can become eligible for free tickets by "liking" or commenting on the post describing this event.  We'll conduct a random drawing from all those who indicate their interest. 

"We've always wanted to do our show all over the country, simultaneously, and finally turned to this idea of a nationwide simulcast when our experiments in cloning didn't come out as well as we hoped," says host Peter Sagal. "That said, 'Little Carl' has shown a real propensity for handling simple tasks and grunting the hour's news."

During the event, audiences will see celebrities sweat it out during "Not My Job," where stars are interviewed and quizzed on subjects outside their area of expertise. Past players include Tom Hanks, then-Senator Barack Obama, Martha Stewart and Alec Baldwin. Contestants will guess what newsmakers Kasell is impersonating in "Who's Carl This Time?" and select the one true story out of three unlikely tales from our panelists, in "Bluff the Listener."

Players vie for the most coveted prize in all of public radio: a custom-recorded greeting by Kasell for their voicemail.

"Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me! - Live will feature all the fun and games of the weekly radio show, brought to life on the big screen for a unique experience fans will remember for years to come," says Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president for NCM Fathom Events.

Now in its 15th season, the Peabody Award-winning Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! has an audience of more than 3.2 million listeners weekly on 88.9 WEKU and nearly 630 other NPR Member public radio stations. The radio show is produced by NPR and WBEZ.