arts 10.2.07

The Farnsworth Invention
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The Story
It's 1929. Two ambitious visionaries race against each other to invent a device called "television."

Separated by two thousand miles, each knows that if he stops working, even for a moment, the other will gain the edge. Who will unlock the key to the greatest innovation of the 20th century: the ruthless media mogul, or the self-taught Idaho farm boy?

The answer comes to compelling life in The Farnsworth Invention, the new play from Aaron Sorkin, writer of The West Wing and A Few Good Men, and director Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys). Tony nominee Hank Azaria and newcomer Jimmi Simpson head the cast of this electrifying new drama. Book your tickets today (see the special offer below for MUG readers)—and stay tuned.

The Stars
HANK AZARIA (David Sarnoff) last appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning musical Spamalot (Tony Award nomination). He also appeared on stage in Sexual Perversity in Chicago (West End, London). He has numerous film and television credits, including many of the Simpsons' voices.

JIMMI SIMPSON (Philo T. Farnsworth) is a New Jersey native and received his degree in theatre from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. He trained for four seasons at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. This is his Broadway debut.

The Playwright
AARON SORKIN is the author of the 1989 Broadway play A Few Good Men, later made into a critically-acclaimed feature film. He is best known for his Emmy-winning TV drama, The West Wing.

The Director
DES MCANUFF won Tony Awards for his direction of Big River and The Who's Tommy; he is currently represented on Broadway by Jersey Boys.


Save up to 20% if you order now!

Performances 10/15-11/8/07:
$73.50—Monday-Friday & Saturday Matinee

$69.50—Wednesday Matinee

Visit or call (212) 947-8844 and
use code FN26MUG.

Or, bring this MUG offer to the box office. Music Box Theatre, 239 West 45th St.

Offer subject to availability and prior sale. Applicable only to specified performance dates and times. Not valid on previously purchased tickets and may not be combined with other offers. Not valid for Saturday evening performances. All sales final, no refunds or exchanges. Telecharge/internet orders subject to standard service fees. All prices include $1.50 facilities fee. Offer may be revoked at any time. Limit 9 tickets per order. Offer expires 11/8/07.


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