Broadway Premiere of Ink Extends | Playbill

Broadway News Broadway Premiere of Ink Extends
The new James Graham play, which charts the rise of Rupert Murdoch, begins previews April 2.
Jonny Lee Miller and Bertie Carvel Marc J. Franklin

The American premiere of James Graham's publishing drama Ink will play an additional week on Broadway. The limited engagement from Manhattan Theatre Club, The Almeida, and Sonia Friedman Productions, will now continue through June 16 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

Bertie Carvel and Richard Coyle Marc Brenner

Ink, directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold, will begin previews on Broadway April 2. The production arrives in the U.S. following an acclaimed debut at The Almeida Theatre and subsequent West End transfer.

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 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.

The creative team for Ink 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).

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