Producers have announced that Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones and Bobby Cannavale will return to Broadway later this year to star in the World Premiere of THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT, a New Play by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell, based on the Essay/Book of the same name by John D’Agata & Jim Fingal.
Directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman, the production will play a strictly limited 16-week engagement at Studio 54 on Broadway from 18 October 2018 (previews from 20 September).
Jim Fingal (Daniel Radcliffe) has a small job: to fact check articles for one of the best magazines in the country. Jim Fingal’s boss (Cherry Jones) has given him a big assignment: apply his skill to a groundbreaking piece by legendary author John D’Agata (Bobby Cannavale). And now, Jim Fingal has a huge problem: John made up some of his article. Well, a lot of his article. OK, actually, maybe the majority of it? What starts professional quickly becomes profane as one question rises to the surface: Can Jim Fingal ever just shut the fact up?
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 LIFESPAN OF A FACT is produced on Broadway by Jeffrey Richards, Norman and Deanna Twain, Will Trice, Barbara Freitag, Eric Falkenstein, Carl Moellenberg/Wendy Federman, Ken Greiner, Van Kaplan, and Caiola Productions.
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