Photo Coverage: 'The Farnsworth Invention' Opening & Party

The Farnsworth Invention, Aaron Sorkin's new American play about the advent of television, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, officially opened on Monday, December 3 at the Music Box Theatre.  The Opening Night Party was held at the Marriott Marquis.

The play stars Tony Award-nominee Hank Azaria as David Sarnoff, and Jimmi Simpson as Philo T. Farnsworth. The cast also includes Nadia Bowers, Kyle Fabel, Maurice Godin, Christian McCarthy Johansen, Aaron Krohn, Kate MacCluggage, Bruce McKenzie, Malcolm Morano, Spencer Moses, Michael Mulheren, Jim Ortlieb, Michael Pemberton, Javier Picayo, Katharine Powell, Steve Rosen, Brian Russell, James Sutorius, Margot White, Alexandra Wilson, William Youmans.

"The Farnsworth Invention centers around the bitter conflict that pitted Philo T. Farnsworth (Jimmi Simpson), a boy genius who invented television as a high school student in 1927, against David Sarnoff (Hank 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," explain press notes.

Tickets to The Farnsworth Invention are available by calling Telecharge.com at (212) 239-6200. Ticket prices for all performances (except Wednesday matinees) are $65, $85 and $100. Tickets prices for Wednesday matinees are $55, $80 and $95. An additional $1.50 theatre restoration charge will be added to the price of each ticket.

Show times are: Tuesday evenings at 7pm, Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm, Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2pm, Sunday matinees at 3pm.  Visit www.FarnsworthOnBroadway.com

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Photos by Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

OPENING NIGHT CURTAIN CALL


Jimmi Simpson


Hank Azaria and Jimmi Simpson


Hank Azaria and Jimmi Simpson with the company


Hank Azaria and Jimmi Simpson with the company


Aaron Sorkin with Hank Azaria, Des McAnuff, Jimmi Simpson and the company


Aaron Sorkin with Hank Azaria, Des McAnuff, Jimmi Simpson and the company


Aaron Sorkin with Hank Azaria, Des McAnuff, Jimmi Simpson and the company


Aaron Sorkin with Hank Azaria, Des McAnuff, Jimmi Simpson and the company


The ensemble


The ensemble

OPENING NIGHT PARTY


The Farnsworth Invention Opening Night Party


Hank Azaria


Hank Azaria


Jimmi Simpson


Jimmi Simpson


Jimmi Simpson and his mother


Aaron Sorkin (Playwright)


Aaron Sorkin


Aaron Sorkin


Hank Azaria and Aaron Sorkin


Hank Azaria and Aaron Sorkin


Hank Azaria, Aaron Sorkin and Jimmi Simpson


Des McAnuff (Director)


Andrew Lippa


Steven Spielberg


Steven Spielberg


Steven Spielberg


Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw


Nadia Bowers


Nadia Bowers


Alexandra Wilson


Alexandra Wilson


Alexandra Wilson and Nadia Bowers


Margot White


Margot White


Katharine Powell


Katharine Powell


Michael Mulheren and Katharine Powell


William Youmans


Kyle Fable


Bruce McKenzie


Spencer Moses


Steve Rosen and Maurice Godin


Malcolm Morano


Christian M. Johanson


Christian M. Johanson with family


Oliver Platt and Hank Azaria


Des McAnuff and Steven Spielberg


Roger Rees and Rick Elice


Troy Britton Johnson and Jacquelyn Piro


Daniel Reichard and Malcolm Morano


Daniel Reichard and Jacquelyn Piro


Des McAnuff, Aaron Sorkin, James Sutorious, Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg


Des McAnuff, Aaron Sorkin, Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg


Steven Spielberg, Kate Capshaw and Hank Azaria


The Farnsworth Invention now on Broadway

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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