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The Lifespan of a Fact

First Preview: Sep 18, 2018

Opening Date: Sep 18, 2018

Closing Date: Jan 13, 2019

Running Time: 01:35

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Playing @

Studio 54

254 W 54th St New York, NY 10019

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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?
Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 13

Show Notes

Show Notes: No Intermission

Performance Schedule:



Leigh Silverman

Written by

Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell & Gordon Farrell

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Full-price tickets

$59 - $179

Lottery & Rush

$40 - A limited number of seats are available for purchase at the Studio 54 box office beginning at 10am Monday through Saturday and 12pm on Sunday for that day's performance(s) only, with maximum two tickets per person. Rush tickets are subject to availability and seat locations are determined at the discretion of the box office.



Quotation Mark

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.

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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.

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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

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Accessible restrooms on Orchestra level only

Directions Subway

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


No steps into theatre from sidewalk.

Assisted Listening System

Infrared Listening Devices are available

Wheelchair Info

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

Directions Bus

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


None available


Icon Parking or Central Parking - various Midtown locations


None on premises

Water Fountain

Orchestra level near Box Office

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Public Transportation

Subway Icon

By Subway:

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

Bus Icon

By Bus:

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