The American premiere of James Graham's publishing drama Ink begins previews at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Broadway April 2. Set in 1969 London, the play follows a brash, young Rupert Murdoch on the verge of founding the U.K.’s most influential newspaper.
Ink, directed by Almeida Theatre's artistic director Rupert Goold, is presented on Broadway by Manhattan Theatre Club, London's Almeida, and Sonia Friedman Productions. The play arrives in the U.S. following an acclaimed debut at The Almeida and subsequent West End transfer.
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.
Ink will officially open April 24 and is scheduled to play an extended engagement through June 16.
The creative team 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).