The Farnsworth Invention BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    December 3, 2007
    Closing:
    March 2, 2008

    Theater: Music Box Theatre / 239 West 45th Street, New York, NY, 10036

    Synopsis: 

    The turning point of the 20th century wasn't on television.
    It was television.
    It's 1929. Two ambitious visionaries race against each other to invent a device called "television." Separated by two thousand miles, each knows that if he stops working, even for a moment, the other will gain the edge. Who will unlock the key to the greatest innovation of the 20th century: the ruthless media mogul, or the self-taught Idaho farm boy?

    The answer comes to compelling life in The Farnsworth Invention, the new play from Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing. Tony nominee Hank Azaria and newcomer Jimmi Simpson head the cast of this electrifying new drama, directed by Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys)

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF The Farnsworth Invention

    A Farm Boy and a Mogul, and How They Changed the World

    Ben Brantley

    December 4, 2007: With billionaire parents now producing bar mitzvah celebrations and sweet-16 parties as if they were major motion pictures, it’s only a matter of time before this spare-no-expense approach is applied to their kids’ school projects. Imagine that Mr. Hedge Fund, with money to burn and many favors to call in, imports a crack combination of writer, director and actors to put across Junior’s oral report with envy-making, A-worthy flair.

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