Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe Returns to Broadway to Star in Adaptation ‘The Lifespan of a Fact’

Daniel Radcliffe will be gracing us with his presence on Broadway yet again. He will star in The Lifespan of a Fact, a play based on the 2012 book of the same name written by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal.



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How negotiable is a fact in nonfiction? In 2003, an essay by John D’Agata was rejected by the magazine that commissioned it due to factual inaccuracies. That essay―which eventually became the foundation of D’Agata’s critically acclaimed About a Mountain―was accepted by another magazine, The Believer, but not before they handed it to their own fact-checker, Jim Fingal. What resulted from that assignment was seven years of arguments, negotiations, and revisions as D’Agata and Fingal struggled to navigate the boundaries of literary nonfiction. (Via Amazon)


D’Agata’s original 2003 essay, What Happens There, discusses suicide in Las Vegas in the wake of sixteen-year-old Levi Presley’s suicide in 2002. The Broadway adaptation will follow the story of D’Agata and Fingal’s seven year troubles surrounding the fact checking and rewriting of the essay.


As we all know, this is not Radcliffe’s first rodeo on Broadway. Equus, anybody? He has also starred in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Cripple of Inishmaan, and Off-Broadway show Privacy. I think it is pretty exciting that he’s coming back.



Bobby Cannavale and Cherry Jones will co-star in the show which will run for sixteen weeks at Studio 54, previews beginning September 20th.


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