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Through the most turbulent events of the first half of the 20th Century, David Sarnoff rises to prominence as the world's first media mogul, while Philo Farnsworth languishes in obscurity. One a master of industry, the other a genius of invention, these two intellectual giants find themselves on a collision course with one another and with history as they race to create Television.



An intensely personal drama and a decade spanning epic, The Farnsworth Invention is rife with Aaron Sorkin's signature wit and mile-a-minute banter as it depicts the history behind the invention that changed the world.


'The Farnsworth Invention' Plays Final Weekend'The Farnsworth Invention' Plays Final Weekend
by BWW News Desk - February 29, 2008

The Farnsworth Invention, a new play by Aaron Sorkin, starring Hank Azaria and Jimmi Simpson and directed by Des McAnuff, will close at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway this Sunday, March 2, following 104 performances and 34 previews. (more...)

'The Farnsworth Invention' Tunes-Off March 2'The Farnsworth Invention' Tunes-Off March 2
by BWW News Desk - February 7, 2008

The Farnsworth Invention, a new play by Aaron Sorkin, starring Hank Azaria and Jimmi Simpson and directed by Des McAnuff, will close at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway on Sunday, March 2, following 104 performances and 34 previews. (more...)

'The Farnsworth Invention' on Regis & Kelly Jan.15'The Farnsworth Invention' on Regis & Kelly Jan.15
by BWW News Desk - January 11, 2008

Tony Award nominee Hank Azaria, who stars as David Sarnoff in Broadway's The Farnsworth Invention, will be featured on ABC-TV's 'Live with Regis & Kelly' on Tuesday, January 15 (show airs in the New York area on WABC-TV Channel 7 at 9AM). (more...)

'The Farnsworth Invention' on NPR Jan.11'The Farnsworth Invention' on NPR Jan.11
by BWW News Desk - January 10, 2008

Hank Azaria, Jimmi Simpson and Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff from Broadway's The Farnsworth Invention, will be featured on National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation: Science Friday tomorrow, Friday, January 11 at 3:20PM. Science Friday is heard in the New York area on WNYC Radio at 93.9FM and 820AM from 2PM to 4PM. (more...)

'Farnsworth Invention' Hits Best Week Yet at Music Box'Farnsworth Invention' Hits Best Week Yet at Music Box
by BWW News Desk - January 3, 2008

Broadway's The Farnsworth Invention celebrated its best week yet at the Music Box Theatre. The new play by Aaron Sorkin grossed $346,739.00 for the week ending December 30, 2007. (more...)

Hank Azaria of 'Farnsworth Invention' on CW-11 Morning Jan.3Hank Azaria of 'Farnsworth Invention' on CW-11 Morning Jan.3
by BWW News Desk - January 2, 2008

Tony nominee Hank Azaria, who stars as David Sarnoff in Broadway's The Farnsworth Invention, will be a guest on the CW-11 Morning show tomorrow, Thursday, January 3 between 8:30am and 9:00am. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'The Farnsworth Invention' Opening Night ArrivalsPhoto Coverage: 'The Farnsworth Invention' Opening Night Arrivals
by Walter McBride - December 4, 2007

Dozen of stars attended the Opening Night of The Farnsworth Invention, Aaron Sorkin's new American play about the advent of television, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, on Monday, December 3 at the Music Box Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'The Farnsworth Invention' Opening & PartyPhoto Coverage: 'The Farnsworth Invention' Opening & Party
by Walter McBride - December 4, 2007

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. (more...)

'The Farnsworth Invention' Tunes-In for Opening Tonight'The Farnsworth Invention' Tunes-In for Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 3, 2007

The Farnsworth Invention, Aaron Sorkin's new American play about the advent of television, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, resumes performances on Thursday, November 29 at the Music Box Theatre. Opening night is now set for Monday, December 3 (more...)

'The Farnsworth Invention' on NPR Dec.4'The Farnsworth Invention' on NPR Dec.4
by BWW News Desk - November 30, 2007

The Farnsworth Invention, Aaron Sorkin's new American play about the advent of television, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, will be featured on NBC's 'Today' show and National Public Radio's 'Morning Edition' on Tuesday, December 4. NBC's 'Today' correspondent Jamie Gangel interviews playwright Aaron Sorkin and star Hank Azaria (who stars as David Sarnoff) on Tuesday, December 4 between 8:30AM & 9AM. NPR's 'Morning Edition' reporter Jeff Lunden sits down with Sorkin, director Des McAnuff, stars Azaria and Jimmi Simpson (who stars as Philo T. Farnsworth) for the interview, which airs in the New York area on WNYC-Radio at 7:50AM; elsewhere it will air at 6:50AM & 8:50AM. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Farnsworth InventionPhoto Flash: The Farnsworth Invention
by BWW - November 30, 2007

The Farnsworth Invention, Aaron Sorkin's new American play about the advent of television, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, opens on Monday, December 3 at Broadway's Music Box Theatre. (more...)

'Farnsworth Invention' Turns Dial to Broadway, Begins Oct.15'Farnsworth Invention' Turns Dial to Broadway, Begins Oct.15
by BWW News Desk - October 12, 2007

Performances begin on Monday, October 15 for the world premiere of Aaron Sorkin's new American play about the advent of television, The Farnsworth Invention, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, opening on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre on Wednesday, November 14, 2007. The play stars Tony Award-nominee Hank Azaria as David Sarnoff, and Jimmi Simpson as Philo T. Farnsworth. (more...)

'The Farnsworth Invention' Box Office Opens October 1'The Farnsworth Invention' Box Office Opens October 1
by BWW News Desk - September 28, 2007

The box office opens on Monday, October 1 for the world premiere of Aaron Sorkin's new American play about the advent of television, The Farnsworth Invention, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, opening on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre on Wednesday, November 14 with previews beginning on Monday, October 15. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'The Farnsworth Invention' Press MeetPhoto Coverage: 'The Farnsworth Invention' Press Meet
by Walter McBride - September 19, 2007

The cast and creative team of Aaron Sorkin's world premiere new play, The Farnsworth Invention, met the press in a photo call on Tuesday, September 18. The American play about the advent of television, is scheduled to open November 14 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th St.) after beginning previews October 15. Des McAnuff directs. (more...)

 
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