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.
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,
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.