The New Bedford Whaling Museum's Moby-Dick Marathon is an annual non-stop reading of Herman Melville's literary masterpiece. The multi-day program of entertaining activities and events is presented every January. Admission to the Marathon is free.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

M-D Opera -- on TV & at MDM18

Moby-Dick, the opera, will be broadcast on Boston's PBS station, WGBH, four times in the next week, as part of the Great Performances series. Check your local listings, as they say, but for Boson-area folks it's:
  • Friday, Nov. 1, 9 PM, channel 2
  • Saturday, Nov. 2, 2 AM, channel 44
  • Sunday, Nov. 3, 1:30 PM, channel 2
  • Monday, Nov. 4, 3 AM, channel 44
If you plan to attend the Marathon's kick-off lecture on Jan. 3 (2014), you'll want to check out this opera. The featured speaker will be its librettist, Gene Scheer.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

No NYC M-D Marathon this year

Brooklyn's Word bookstore, which organized last November's "1st ever NYC marathon-style reading of Herman Melville's Moby-Dick," announced that the reading will be "on hiatus" this year. A second NYC marathon is scheduled for November 14-16, 2014.

For 2013, Word will "celebrate Melville and his leviathanic masterpiece" with an evening of "readings, screenings, performances, sing-a-longs, and more" on November 15 at 7 P.M.