The Lifespan of a Fact | Entertainment Community Fund
Past Event

The Lifespan of a Fact

Studio 54
254 W West 54th Street
New York, NY

Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones and Bobby Cannavale return to Broadway to star in the world premiere of The Lifespan of a Fact, a new play by Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell and Gordon Farrell. Based on the stirring true story of John D'Agata's essay "What Happens There", The Lifespan of a Fact digs into a seven-year debate on the blurred lines of what passes for truth in literary nonfiction.

A determined young fact checker (Radcliffe) is about to stir up trouble. His demanding editor (Jones) has given him a big assignment: apply his skill to a groundbreaking piece by an unorthodox author (Cannavale). Together, they take on the high-stakes world of publishing in this new comedy of conflict. The ultimate showdown between fact and fiction is about to begin—with undeniably delicious consequences.

Actors Fund Special Performances have been thrilling audiences for more than 80 years with an electric energy unlike any other night of theatre! What makes a Special Performance so "special"? Each year, Broadway companies, in New York and on the road, generously give their time and talent by adding a performance to already rigorous schedules to benefit The Actors Fund.

Ticket prices

Premium Orchestra:  $249.00
Orchestra 1:  $219.00
Orchestra 2:  $179.00
Orchestra 3:  $149.00
Orchestra 3:  $129.00
Front Mezzanine: $179.00
Rear Mezzanine 1: $99.00
Rear Mezzanine 2: $59.00

We are delighted to acknowledge, with deepest appreciation, the ongoing support The Actors Fund receives from the Broadway community. Please join us in giving a round of applause to the unions, producers, theatre operators, and members of the following organizations who make Special Performances possible by waiving their compensation to help The Actors Fund continue its vital work:

  • Actors' Equity Association
  • Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM 
  • Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers 
  • Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers 
  • United Scenic Artists Union