Bobby Cannavale, Cherry Jones, and Daniel Radcliffe are set return to Broadway this fall in the world premiere of Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell, and Gordon Farrell’s The Lifespan of a Fact, which is based on the essay/book by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal.
Directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman (Violet, Soft Power), the 16-week limited engagement will begin previews September 20 prior to an official opening October 18 at Studio 54 on Broadway. This is not a Roundabout Theatre Company production.
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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.
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 production will feature Broadway’s first all-female design team with scenic design by Tony winner Mimi Lien (Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812), costume design by Tony winner Linda Cho (The Gentleman’s Guide To Love and Murder), lighting design by Jen Schriever (Eclipsed), sound design by Palmer Hefferan (Sugar in Our Wounds), and projection design by Lucy Mackinnon (Six Degrees of Separation).