Month: September 2007

What’s The Difference between a “Preview” and an “Opening” ?

Some readers who are following the beginning of "previews" of The Farnsworth Invention on October 15, followed by the official "opening" on November 14, will perhaps find this article in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal by theater critic Terry Teachout instructive: Why have previews in the first place? Because you can’t tell what a show is …

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Complete Casting Announced The Farnsworth Invention

With rehearsals for the Broadway play beginning this week in New York, the entire cast of The Farnsworth Invention has been announced: Full casting has been announced for the world premiere of Aaron Sorkin’s new play about the advent of television, The Farnsworth Invention, starring Hank Azaria as David Sarnoff and Jimmi Simpon as Philo …

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New York Gets Ready for “Farnsworth”

Today’s New York Times takes note of the building interest in Aaron Sorkin’s play coming to Broadway, heralding the show as this coming season’s equivalent of the highly acclaimed "Frost/Nixon:" The most notable entry in the field, “The Farnsworth Invention,” comes from the television writer Aaron Sorkin, his first play since “A Few Good Men” …

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