The Lifespan of a Fact

Cherry Jones, Daniel Radcliffe and Bobby Canavale are pictured with post-it notes on their heads identifying them as the editor, the fact checker and the author respectively.

Show Details

Performance Schedule

SUNDAY, TUESDAY & THURSDAY @ 7 PM
MONDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY @ 8 PM
SATURDAY & SUNDAY @ 2 PM

Run Dates

September 18, 2018 - January 13, 2019

Upcoming Scheduled Events

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Running Time

1:35 hrs

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Show Description

Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones and Bobby Cannavale return to Broadway in the world premiere of The Lifespan of a Fact.

Jim Fingal (Daniel Radcliffe) has a small job: to fact check articles for one of the best magazines in the country. Jim Fingal’s boss (Cherry Jones) has given him a big assignment: apply his skill to a groundbreaking piece by legendary author John D’Agata (Bobby Cannavale). And now, Jim Fingal has a huge problem: John made up some of his article. Well, a lot of his article. OK, actually, maybe the majority of it?

What starts professional quickly becomes profane as one question rises to the surface: Can Jim Fingal ever just shut the fact up?

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September 18, 2018 - January 13, 2019

Wheelchair seating, assistive listening devices, loopSystem, handheld captions, and prerecorded audio description are always available.

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Theatre Details

Address

Studio 54
254 W 54th St
New York, NY 10019

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Public Transportation

By Bus: M27 M50 M31 & M57 (crosstown) M10 M20 M104 (north - south)

By Subway: N, R, Q, W to 57th St, South to 54th St, West to theatre

Additional Accessibility Details

Wheelchairs: Theatre is wheelchair accessible on the Orchestra level only. Wheelchair seating is available in the Orchestra only.

Elevator\Escalator: None available

Parking: Icon Parking or Central Parking - various Midtown locations

Entrance: No steps into theatre from sidewalk.

Restroom: Accessible restrooms on Orchestra level only

Water Fountain: Orchestra level near Box Office

Telephone: None on premises

Assisted Listening System: Infrared Listening Devices are available

Visual Assistance: Roundabout is pleased to offer GalaPro, a free app for on-demand captioning and audio description that you can use on your personal smartphone device. GalaPro makes theatre accessible for patrons who are hearing or sight impaired

Reviews (3)

the play pingpongs along is the result of a terrific comic staging by Leigh Silverman. With its cast, itsdead-on timing, its perfect set by Mimi Lien and sound design by Palmer Hefferan, it would probably nail its laughs even without the dialogue.

CONTINUE READING THE NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW

Written by Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell, and Gordon Farrell, "The Lifespan of a Fact" is a riveting 90 minutes. Leigh Silverman directs with a sharp eye, encouraging her excellent actors to flesh out the roles with natural humor and nuance.

CONTINUE READING THE NY1 REVIEW

Directed with a light touch and a sense for gradual crescendo by Leigh Silverman, and constructed with elegance and precision on all fronts by the first all-female design team on Broadway ... The Lifespan of a Fact gives you the satisfying rush of a good mystery or a crossword puzzle

CONTINUE READING THE VULTURE REVIEW