Though it does not officially open until Wednesday, April 24th, the Manhattan Theatre Club’s American premiere of James Graham’s Ink is already a hot ticket. Due to popular demand, the production has extended for another week of performances and will now run its limited engagement through Sunday, June 23.
“It’s 1969 London. The brash young Rupert Murdoch 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 who in turn recruits an unlikely team of underdog reporters. Together, they will go to any lengths for success and the race for the most ink is on!”
Ink is written by Olivier Award winner James Graham (Labour of Love, Privacy, Finding Neverland) and features direction by two-time Olivier Award winner Rupert Goold (King Charles III). The production stars two-time Olivier Award winner Bertie Carvel (reprising his Olivier Award-winning performance as Rupert Murdoch) and Olivier Award winner Jonny Lee Miller as Larry Lamb, the editor of The Sun.
The ensemble cast of Ink also includes 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), Tara Summers (The Hard Problem), Ian Bedford (A View From the Bridge), William Connell (A View From the Bridge), Christopher McHale (Oslo), Jessica Naimy (Honeymoon in Vegas), and Daniel Yearwood (Once on This Island).
Ink’s creative team is composed of Bunny Christie (scenic & costume design), Neil Austin (lighting design), Adam Cork (original music & sound design), Jon Driscoll (projection design), Lynne Page (choreographer & movement director), Ben Furey (dialect coach) and Julie McBride (music director).
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.