The forthcoming Broadway production of James Graham’s (Finding Neverland, Labour of Love) Ink, poised to open at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, has its cast. The production, which will begin previews on April 2, 2019, toward an April 24 opening, will be directed by two-time Olivier Award winner Rupert Goold, will star Olivier Award recipients Bertie Carvel (Matilda) and Jonny Lee Miller (Frankenstein).
Joining the duo in Graham’s play will be David Wilson Barnes (The Lieutenant of Inishmore), Bill Buell (The History Boys), Andrew Durand (Head Over Heels), Eden Marryshow (Broadway Debut), Colin McPhillamy (The Ferryman), Erin Neufer (Broadway Debut), Kevin Pariseau (Legally Blonde), Rana Roy (Broadway Debut), Michael Siberry (Junk), Robert Stanton (Saint Joan) and Tara Summer (The Hard Problem).
“It’s 1969 London. The brash young Rupert Murdoch (Carvel) purchases a struggling paper, The Sun, and sets out to make it a must-read smash which will destroy – and ultimately horrify – the competition. He brings on rogue editor Larry Lamb (Miller) who in turn recruits and unlikely team of underdog reporters. Together, they will go to any lengths for success and the race for the most ink is on! Inspired by real events and a recent hit in London’s West End, James Graham’s electrifying new play comes to Broadway in the exhilarating Almeida Theatre production, directed by Robert Goold. “
The creative team for Ink will include sets and costumes by Bunny Christie, lighting design by Neil Austin, original music and sound by Adam Cork, projection design by Jon Driscoll, choreography and movement by Lynne Page, dialect coaching by Ben Furey, and musical direction by Julie McBride.
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.