Variety.com – Inside Move: Spielberg funds play?.
Is Steven Spielberg helping to usher in Aaron Sorkin’s return to Broadway?
It’s looking likely, with chatter surfacing on both coasts that Spielberg is joining Broadway producing org Dodger Theatricals ("Jersey Boys") for a Rialto production of Sorkin’s play "The Farnsworth Invention." Spielberg is planning to put up half the capitalization.
Michael David, head of the Dodgers, downplayed talk of a Broadway production but clarified Spielberg’s potential involvement.
"At this time, there are no plans to produce ‘The Farnsworth Invention’ on Broadway," he said. "Mr. Spielberg has no connection with the La Jolla production of the play. Should Dodger Properties decide to produce the play on Broadway at some time in the future, Mr. Spielberg would be involved as a limited partner."
So, let’s review: Spielberg is NOT connected to the San Diego production, but if it goes to Broadway, he’s staking half the production cost. You suppose maybe there’s a movie deal in there somewhere, too??