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Broadway's First All-Female Design Team Announced for The Lifespan of a Fact

Directed by Leigh Silverman, the production will feature Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, and Bobby Cannavale.

Director Leigh Silverman has assembled an all-female creative team for The Lifespan of a Fact.
(© David Gordon)

Broadway's first all-female design team has been announced for the world premiere of The Lifespan of a Fact, a new play by Jeremy Karekan, David Murrell, and Gordon Farrell based on the book by John D'Agata and Jim Fingal. Leigh Silverman directs.

The production will feature scenic design by Tony Award winner Mimi Lien (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), costume design by Tony Award winner Linda Cho (The Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder), lighting design by Jen Schriever (Eclipsed), sound design by Palmer Hefferan (Sugar in Our Wounds), and projection design by Lucy Mackinnon (Six Degrees of Separation).

Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, and Bobby Cannavale, the production will play a limited 16-week engagement at Studio 54 beginning Thursday, September 20, with opening night set for Thursday, October 18.

The play is described as follows: "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?"