Tix Now On Sale for Broadway's Farnsworth Invention

News   Tix Now On Sale for Broadway's Farnsworth Invention
Tickets for Aaron Sorkin's new play, The Farnsworth Invention, which begins previews at Broadway's Music Box Theatre Oct. 15 with an official opening Nov. 14, are now on sale.

Interested theatregoers can purchase tickets to the Des McAnuff-directed production by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting www.telecharge.com. Beginning Oct. 1 tickets will also be available at the Music Box Theatre's box office, located in Manhattan at 239 West 45th Street.

Tickets — in previews — are priced $50-$90. Beginning Nov. 15, tickets will range $65-$100. An additional $1.50 facilities fee will be added to the price of all tickets.

The Farnsworth Invention, which debuted at the La Jolla Playhouse in February, concerns the invention of television and will co-star Tony Award nominee Hank Azaria as David Sarnoff and Jimmi Simpson as Philo T. Farnsworth. Simpson also played Farnsworth at La Jolla. Additional casting will be announced shortly.

The Farnsworth Invention, according to press notes, "centers around the bitter conflict that pitted Philo T. Farnsworth (Simpson), a boy genius who invented television as a high school student in 1927, against David Sarnoff (Azaria), the head of the Radio Corporation of America (RCA). The legal battle between Farnsworth and RCA would later become known as one of the great, tragic examples of legal and industrial force combining to crush a rightful patent owner. In a race that would change humanity forever, two men battle one another for honor, glory and a place in the history books."

The creative team will also include Klara Zieglerova (scenic design), David C. Woolard (costume design), Howell Binkley (lighting design), Walter Trarbach (sound design), Andrew Lippa (original music) and Lisa Shriver (movement and protocol). The play will be produced on Broadway by Dodger Properties with Steven Spielberg, Dan Cap Productions, Fred Zollo, Latitude Link and the Pelican Group.

For more information visit www.FarnsworthOnBroadway.com.

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