The play is based on the essay 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.
Radcliffe will play Fingal, whose job it is to fact check articles for one of the best magazines in the country. Fingal’s boss, played by Jones, has given him an assignment: Apply his skill to a groundbreaking piece by legendary author John D’Agata, played by Cannavale. And now, Fingal has a huge problem: John made up the majority of his article.
Radcliffe is a three-time Drama Desk nominee for his Broadway performances in Equus, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, and The Cripple of Inishmaan. Jones is a two-time Tony winner for her work in The Heiress and Doubt. Cannavale was Tony-nominated for his roles in Mauritius and The Motherfu**er with the Hat.
The design team will be announced at a later date.
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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