Theater Previews: The Farnsworth Invention

Aaron Sorkin, the TV scribe behind “The West Wing” and “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,” will debut his new play, The Farnsworth Invention in previews starting tonight at the Music Box Theatre. Opening night is scheduled for Nov. 14.

According to the website’s description:

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?

Hank Azaria will play the Rupert Murdoch-like media mogul while Jimmi Simpson, the puffy-lipped creepy guy who has made guest appearances on “Carnivale” and “My Name is Earl”, will star as the country mouse trying to make it big. Two-time Tony winner for Big River and The Who’s Tommy, Des McAnuff, will direct.

Aaron, can you hear me?

Check here for tickets. Theater Previews: The Farnsworth Invention