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The Lifespan of a Fact - 2018 - Broadway

THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT is based on the stirring true story of John D'Agata's essay, "What Happens There," 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.

Schedule

Running Time: One hour and 25 minutes

Studio 54 (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
254 West 54th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For The Lifespan of a Fact


The Lifespan of a Fact review – Daniel Radcliffe's patchy return to Broadway - Guardian
Fact: Lifespan of a Fact is one of the three best new plays open on Broadway. Fact: it is early in the season; only three new plays are open. Facts, as the show seems to insist, are tricky things. Do we insist on scrupulous accuracy if that accuracy effaces larger truths? Can we call a thing true if we've massaged data to get there? Is truth an absolute anyway? Well, at least it's nice to see Daniel Radcliffe on Broadway again. Fact.

'The Lifespan of a Fact' starring Daniel Radcliffe is smart, funny and slight: review - NJ.com
What's most impressive about this stage version, written by Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell and Gordon Farrell and directed by Leigh Silverman ("Violet"), is that it transforms something potentially insider-ish and wonky into a surprisingly funny and urgent drama. Radcliffe and Cannavale are perfectly cast foils, the one earnest to a fault, the other all swagger and self-importance. The terrific Jones functions as the audience stand-in, her allegiances shifting each time the persnickety Fingal finds another point of complaint in D'Agata's essay.


 

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by Nicole Rosky - December 20, 2018
The world premiere play THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT recouped its production costs the week ending December 9, 2018. Three weeks currently remain in the strictly limited engagement through Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 West 54th Street). A West End production and limited National Tour are currently in the works.
by Julie Musbach - November 28, 2018
The Actors Fund announced today that The Lifespan of a Fact has added a Special Benefit Performance for The Actors Fund on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). The production, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, Bobby Cannavale, and directed byLeigh Silverman, is playing a limited 16-week engagement through Sunday, January 13, 2019.
by Stephi Wild - October 23, 2018
The world premiere play, THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT, has announced a new performance schedule on Broadway. Beginning Thursday, October 25, 2018, THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT will play Monday, Friday, and Saturday at 8pm, Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday at 7pm, and Saturday and Sunday at 2pm at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). The production opened on Broadway on October 18 to critical acclaim.
by TV - Opening Night Special - October 19, 2018
FACT: Studio 54 was the place to be last night as Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, and Bobby Cannavale took their first official Broadway bows in The Lifespan of a Fact. Written by Jeremy Kareken& David Murrell and Gordon Farrell, the play is directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman.
by Jennifer Broski - October 19, 2018
The world premiere of The Lifespan of a Fact officially opened on Broadway last night, October 18 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). BroadwayWorld was there, and you can check out photos from the red carpet below!
by Jennifer Broski - October 19, 2018
The world premiere of The Lifespan of a Fact officially opened on Broadway last night, October 18 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). BroadwayWorld was there, and you can check out all the photos below!
by Michael Dale - October 19, 2018
'I take liberties with things that deepen the central truth of the piece,' explains writer John D'Agata. 'Don't get bogged down in the details, keep your eye on the big picture.'
by Review Roundups - October 18, 2018
The world premiere of The Lifespan of a Fact officially opens on Broadway tonight, October 18 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). The production stars Daniel Radcliffe (Privacy, 'Harry Potter'), Cherry Jones (The Glass Menagerie, Doubt, '24'), and Bobby Cannavale (The Mother with the Hat, 'I, Tonya'). Written by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell, the play is directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman.
by TV - Red Carpets - October 18, 2018
The world premiere of The Lifespan of a Fact officially opens on Broadway tonight, October 18 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). The production stars Daniel Radcliffe (Privacy, 'Harry Potter'), Cherry Jones (The Glass Menagerie, Doubt, '24'), and Bobby Cannavale (The Mother with the Hat, 'I, Tonya'). Written by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell, the play is directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman.
by Stephi Wild - October 13, 2018
Written by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell, and based on the book by John D'Agata and Jim Fingal, The Lifespan of a Fact is now in previews. Tony nominated director Leigh Silverman directs the world premiere, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones and Bobby Cannavale.
by Julie Musbach - September 20, 2018
The Lifespan of a Fact begins performances tonight, September 20, 2018. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by Stephi Wild - September 19, 2018
The world premiere play, THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT, which begins previews tomorrow, September 20, 2018 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street), has announced its rush ticket policy.
by Stage Tube - September 13, 2018
Last night, Daniel Radcliffe stopped by The Tonight Show, where Jimmy Fallon gave him a chance to react to some popular Harry Potter memes. He also reveals how he's going to manage Fantasy football leagues while doing Sunday performances on Broadway.
by Stage Tube - September 11, 2018
Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones and Bobby Cannavale are getting ready to bring The Lifespan of a Fact to the Broadway stage. BroadwayWorld chatted with the cast recently about the upcoming production. Here are a few things we learned!
by BroadwayWorld TV - September 7, 2018
Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones and Bobby Cannavale are getting ready to bring The Lifespan of a Fact to the Broadway stage. Catch up with the team in rehearsal below!
by Walter McBride - September 6, 2018
Written by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell, and based on the book by John D'Agata and Jim Fingal, The Lifespan of a Fact will begin performances on Thursday, September 20, 2018. Tony nominated director Leigh Silverman directs the world premiere, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones and Bobby Cannavale. Meet the team below!
by Walter McBride - September 6, 2018
Written by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell, and based on the book by John D'Agata and Jim Fingal, THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT will begin performances on Thursday, September 20, 2018. Tony nominated director Leigh Silverman directs the world premiere, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones and Bobby Cannavale. Meet the team below!
by Walter McBride - July 31, 2018
Written by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell, and based on the book written by John D'Agata and Jim Fingal,THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT will begin performances on Thursday, September 20, 2018. Opening night is Thursday, October 18, 2018. The production will play a limited 16-week engagement at Studio 54 on Broadway.