Cast is Set for Broadway

Hank Azaria seems like a rather odd choice for the roll of David Sarnoff in the pending Broadway production of Aaron Sorkin’s The Farnsworth Invention

Hank Azaria will play David Sarnoff, the head of RCA, and Jimmi Simpson (“The Rainmaker”) will portray the inventor Philo T. Farnsworth. Des McAnuff will direct the production, opening on Broadway at the Music Box Theater on Nov. 14, with previews beginning on Oct. 15.

Maybe this will give the tall, lean Azaria a chance to go on an all beef and cigars diet in order to fill out the roll of the short, stumpy Sarnoff. 

Jimmy Simpson did a great job with the role of Farnsworth in San Diego, it’s good to so him getting the part on Broadway. 

And gee, whaddya know, November 14… the play opens the day before my birthday… let’s have a party.  Aaron?

2 thoughts on “Cast is Set for Broadway”

  1. Mellanie Farnsworth

    I was recently in New York and read an articel in the New York Times about the Broadway show on Philo T. Farnsworth. Do you have any information about the “opening night” for this show and if his family will be attending the premiere? My children are facsinated with his story and have done reports in school on his story. We would love to see the show on Broadway. Thank you for any information you may have. It is greatly appreciated.
    Sincerely, Mellanie C. Farnsworth

  2. The show opens on Nov. 14th, with the first preview on Oct. 15th. The official website is up at and will be updated as news is available.

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