The American premiere of Ink—which earned six Tony Award nominations, including Best Play—has extended for a third time on Broadway. Currently in performances, James Graham's publishing drama will now continue through July 7 at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
Set in 1969 London, Ink follows a brash, young Rupert Murdoch on the verge of founding what could be the U.K.’s most influential newspaper. Directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold, the play is co-presented on Broadway in a limited run from MTC, the Almeida, and Sonia Friedman Productions, following a hit West End run.
Leading the cast as Rupert Murdoch and Larry Lamb, the editor of The Sun, are Bertie Carvel (reprising his Olivier-Award winning performance and who is now also nominated for a 2019 Tony Award) and Olivier Award 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.
In addition to 2019 Tony Award nominations for Best Play and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Carvel), Ink was nominated for Best Direction of a Play (Goold), Best Scenic Design of a Play (Bunny Christie), Best Lighting Design of a Play (Neil Austin), and Best Sound Design of a Play (Adam Cork). The Broadway production also received five Outer Critics Circle nominations, including Outstanding New Broadway Play, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play ( Carvel), Outstanding Director of a Play (Goold), Outstanding Scenic Design (Christie), and Outstanding Lighting Design (Neil Austin).
Check out photos from the production below.