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Sorkin returns to Broadway

July 26, 2007|From the Associated Press

Aaron Sorkin is trading the Sunset Strip for Broadway.

The creator of television's "The West Wing" and "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" will return to Broadway this fall with "The Farnsworth Invention," his new play about the birth of television.

The production, starring Hank Azaria and Jimmi Simpson, will open Nov. 14 at the Music Box Theatre, its producers, Dodger Properties, announced Wednesday. Preview performances begin Oct. 15. Des McAnuff will direct.

"The Farnsworth Invention" deals with the invention of television and the battle between a young inventor and David Sarnoff, head of the Radio Corp. of America. Azaria will play Sarnoff. Simpson will portray his youthful competitor, Philo T. Farnsworth.

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