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The Play's Not The Thing

by Sars November 17, 2007 10:30 am

sorky.jpgThose of you hoping to get your Aaron Sorkin fix on Broadway may have to go back to reading Sports Night recaps -- his play about the (alleged?) creator of television, Philo Farnsworth, "has shuttered for now" due to the Broadway strike.

Frazier Moore's AP story makes much of Farnsworth's persistently bad luck -- didn't get credit for his invention; died penniless -- and how the strike's effect on the show is yet another iteration of same.  But if fickle fortune is punishing anyone, I suspect it's Sorkin himself, for sins of hubris related to the sublimely frustrating and obnoxious Studio 60.

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