The Lifespan of a Fact Opens on Broadway

The Lifespan of a Fact

The Lifespan of a Fact – Opens October 18th

Based on a true story, Daniel Radcliffe stars in The Lifespan of a Fact, a new Broadway play about a magazine fact checker assigned to a groundbreaking piece about a Las Vegas teenager who committed suicide, and finds most of the story to be fabricated.

The show follows the controversy surrounding a John D’Agata’s essay about the suicide of a Las Vegas teen. Originally submitted to Harper’s, which pulled it from publication over fact-checking issues, D’Agata and his fact-checker Jim Fingal re-submitted the piece to The Believer magazine. The pair then co-wrote a 2012 book The Lifespan of a Fact about their debate over whether facts can be invented or changed in an essay.

Three-time Drama Desk nominee Daniel Radcliffe (Equus, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, The Cripple of Inishmaan) plays fact-checker Fingal. Cherry Jones, a two-time Tony winner for her work in The Heiress and Doubt plays Fingal’s boss and Tony nominee Bobby Cannavale (Mauritius, The Motherfu**er with the Hat) plays author D’Agata. Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman (Violet) directs.

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