The Farnsworth Invention

Drama - Original

Music Box Theatre

  • First Preview: October 15, 2007
  • Opening Date: December 3, 2007
  • Closing Date: March 2, 2008
  • Previews: 34
  • Performances: 104

Playwright: Aaron Sorkin

Synopsis

Sorkin's historical drama follows the parallel lives of Philo Farnsworth, a young inventor on a Utah farm, and David Sarnoff, the Russian immigrant who became the president of RCA, as they battle for patent rights of the new-fangled television.

Official

Website:
farnsworthonbroadway.com

 

Opening Night Cast

Hank Azaria in The Farnsworth Invention Hank Azaria David Sarnoff
Jimmi Simpson in The Farnsworth Invention Jimmi Simpson Philo T. Farnsworth
Nadia Bowers in The Farnsworth Invention Nadia Bowers Others
Mary Pickford
Lizette Sarnoff
Kyle Fabel in The Farnsworth Invention Kyle Fabel Cliff Gardner
Pem's Father
Others
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Opening Night Production Credits

Aaron Sorkin Aaron Sorkin Playwright
Andrew Lippa Andrew Lippa Music
Des McAnuff Des McAnuff Director
Lisa Shriver Lisa Shriver Movement
Klara Zieglerova Klara Zieglerova Scenic Design
David C. Woolard David C. Woolard Costume Design
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Awards


Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2008 Distinguished Production of a Play   Nominee

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2008 Theatre World Award Jimmi Simpson Winner

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Mar. 2, 2008 40 $251,862
$699,710
$19,996 $55.93
$201.50
4503
1005
8
0
56.01% 3.16%
Feb. 24, 2008 39 $231,866
$699,710
-$18,174 $54.57
$201.50
4249
1005
8
0
52.85% -1.57%
Feb. 17, 2008 38 $250,040
$699,710
$54,314 $57.15
$201.50
4375
1005
8
0
54.42% 11.66%
Feb. 10, 2008 37 $195,726
$699,710
- $56.93
$201.50
3438
1005
8
0
42.76% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $929,494
$2,798,840
  $56.15 16565
32160
32
0
51.51 %  
Cumulative
  $4,512,535
$11,845,343
  $53.20
$201.50
76700
138690
104
34
55.30 %  
 
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