THREE WEEKS REMAIN IN STRICTLY LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
RUNNING THROUGH JANUARY 13 ONLY
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 16-Week Engagement
“A smart, rib-bustingly funny play!”
– Wall Street Journal
“Terrifically engaging! It’s what you call a good time.”
– The New York Times
“Daniel Radcliffe is perfection, Cherry Jones is terrific, and Bobby Cannavale is compellingly dynamic.”
(New York, NY) – The world premiere play THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT recouped its production costs the week ending December 9, 2018. Three weeks currently remain in the strictly limited engagement through Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 West 54th Street). A West End production and limited National Tour are currently in the works.
The production stars Daniel Radcliffe (Privacy, Harry Potter film series), 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 LIFESPAN OF A FACT opened to critical acclaim on Thursday, October 18, 2018.
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.
Tickets range from $59 - $169. For more information, please visit www.LifespanOfaFact.com or www.Telecharge.com (212.239.6200).
THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT plays 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 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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