The American premiere of James Graham's publishing drama Ink, now in previews on Broadway, has extended for a second time. The limited engagement from Manhattan Theatre Club, The Almeida, and Sonia Friedman Productions will now continue through June 23 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
Ink, directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold, will officially open on Broadway April 24. Set in 1969 London, the play follows a brash, young Rupert Murdoch on the verge of founding the U.K.’s most influential newspaper.
Leading the cast as Rupert Murdoch and Larry Lamb, the editor of The Sun, are two-time Olivier Award winner Bertie Carvel (reprising his Olivier Award-winning performance) and Olivier winner Jonny Lee Miller, respectively.
They are joined by David Wilson Barnes (The Lieutenant of Inishmore) as Brian McConnell, Bill Buell (The History Boys) as Frank Nicklin/Hetherington/Percy Roberts, Andrew Durand (Head Over Heels) as Beverly/Christopher Timothy, Eden Marryshow (BRUCE!!!!) as Ray Mills/Lee Howard, Colin McPhillamy (The Ferryman) as Sir Alick/Rees-Mogg/Chapel Father, Erin Neufer (Broadway debut) as Anna Murdoch/Diana/Chrissie/Apprentice, Kevin Pariseau (Legally Blonde) as Bench Hand/TV Host/Croiset, Rana Roy (Queen America) as Stephanie Rahn, Michael Siberry (Junk) as Hugh Cudlipp, Robert Stanton (Saint Joan) as Bernard Shrimsley/Brittenden, and Tara Summers (The Hard Problem) as Joyce Hopkirk/Muriel McKay.
Ink, which had previously been extended a week through June 16, arrives in the U.S. following an acclaimed debut at The Almeida Theatre and subsequent West End transfer.
The creative team for the Broadway production includes Bunny Christie (scenic and costume design), Neil Austin (lighting design), Adam Cork (original music and sound design), Jon Driscoll (projection design), Lynne Page (choreographer and movement director), Ben Furey (dialect coach), and Julie McBride (music director).