The Lifespan of a Fact Closes on Broadway January 13

Broadway News   The Lifespan of a Fact Closes on Broadway January 13
 
The new play, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, and Bobby Cannavale, wraps up its limited engagement at Studio 54.
The_Lifespan_of_a_Fact_Broadway_Production_Photo_2018_1344 The Lifespan of a Fact, Pictured L to R, Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, and Bobby Cannavale, Photograph by Peter Cunningham, 2018_HR.jpg
Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, and Bobby Cannavale Peter Cunningham

The Broadway production of The Lifespan of a Fact concludes its limited run at Studio 54 January 13. The new play—co-penned by Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell, and Gordon Farrell, with direction by Leigh Silverman—opened October 18, 2018.

Read: DIRECTOR LEIGH SILVERMAN MAKES THEATRICAL HISTORY WITH BROADWAY’S THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT

In The Lifespan of a Fact, Jim, a determined young fact checker (Daniel Radcliffe) is tasked with checking a groundbreaking piece by the unorthodox author John D’Agata (Bobby Cannavale). Together with Jim's demanding editor, Emily (Cherry Jones), they take on the high-stakes world of publishing and debate the nature of truth in literary nonfiction.

The play is based on John D’Agata’s real-life essay “What Happens There,” a piece written 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 began performances September 20.

The creative team includes Mimi Lien (scenic design), Linda Cho (costume design), Jen Schriever (lighting design), Palmer Hefferan (original music and sound design), and Lucy Mackinnon (projection design).

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