THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT OPENS TOMORROW, OCTOBER 18
A New Play by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell
And Gordon Farrell
Based on the Essay/Book by John D’Agata & Jim Fingal
Directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman
Strictly Limited Engagement on Broadway through January 13, 2019
(New York, NY) – The world premiere of THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT officially opens on Broadway tomorrow, October 18 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). The production stars Daniel Radcliffe (Privacy, “Harry Potter”), Cherry Jones (The Glass Menagerie, Doubt, “24”), and Bobby Cannavale (The Mother with the Hat, “I, Tonya”). Written by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell, the play is directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman.
Based on the book written by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal, the production is playing limited engagement through Sunday, January 13, 2019.
The determined young fact checker (Daniel Radcliffe) is about to stir up trouble. The demanding editor (Cherry Jones) has given him a big assignment: apply his skill to a groundbreaking piece by the unorthodox author (Bobby Cannavale). Together, they take on the high-stakes world of publishing in this new comedy of conflict. The ultimate showdown between fact and fiction is about to begin – with undeniably delicious consequences.
THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT is based on the stirring true story of John D’Agata’s essay, “What Happens There,” about the Las Vegas suicide of teenager Levi Presley. Jim Fingal, assigned to fact check the piece, ignited a seven-year debate on the blurred lines of what passes for truth in literary nonfiction.
The creative team includes Mimi Lien (Scenic Design), Linda Cho (Costume Design), Jen Schriever (Lighting Design), Palmer Hefferan (Original Music & Sound Design) and Lucy Mackinnon (Projection Design).
THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT is produced by Jeffrey Richards, Norman and Deanna Twain, Will Trice, Barbara H. Freitag, Suzanne Grant, Gold/Ross Productions, Jamie deRoy, Jennifer Manocherian, Barbara Manocherian, ManGol Productions, Carl Moellenberg/Wendy Federman, Ken Greiner, Van Kaplan, Dominick LaRuffa Jr., Marc David Levine, WitzEnd Productions, Eric Falkenstein/Brian Moreland, Caiola Productions, Remmel T. Dickinson, Jayne Baron Sherman, and Jacob Soroken Porter.
THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT currently plays Monday-Saturday at 8pm, Wednesday at 2pm and Saturday at 2pm.
Beginning Thursday, October 25, 2018, THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT will play Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, Sunday at 2pm and 7pm, Monday at 8pm and Tuesday at 7pm.
Beginning Monday, December 17, 2018 through Wednesday, January 2, 2019, THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT will play Wednesday at 2pm and 8pm, Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, Sunday at 2pm and 7pm.
Please note the following exceptions to the performance calendar:
There will be a 7pm performance on Tuesday, October 23.
There will be a 2pm and 8pm performance on Wednesday, November 21.
There will be no performance on Thursday, November 22 in observance of Thanksgiving.
There will be a 2pm performance on Thursday, December 27.
There will be no matinee performance on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.
Though it is being performed at Studio 54, this production of THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT is not a Roundabout Theatre Company production.
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