The American premiere of James Graham's publishing drama Ink wraps up its limited run at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Broadway July 7. 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, a 2019 Tony nominee for Best Play, arrived in the U.S. in the spring following an acclaimed debut at London's Almeida Theatre and a subsequent West End transfer. The extended Broadway run, directed by Rupert Goold, was a joint venture from Manhattan Theatre Club, The Almeida, and Sonia Friedman Productions.
Ink was nominated for six Tony Awards, winning two: for Featured Actor (Bertie Carvel, who reprised his Olivier-Award winning performance as Rupert Murdoch) and Lighting Design (Neil Austin).
Rounding out the cast at the time of closing are Olivier Award winner Jonny Lee Miller as Larry Lamb, David Wilson Barnes as Brian McConnell, Bill Buell as Frank Nicklin/Hetherington/Percy Roberts, Andrew Durand as Beverly/Christopher Timothy, Eden Marryshow as Ray Mills/Lee Howard, Colin McPhillamy as Sir Alick/Rees-Mogg/Chapel Father, Erin Neufer as Anna Murdoch/Diana/Chrissie/Apprentice, Kevin Pariseau as Bench Hand/TV Host/Croiset, Rana Roy as Stephanie Rahn, Michael Siberry as Hugh Cudlipp, Robert Stanton as Bernard Shrimsley/Brittenden, and Tara Summers as Joyce Hopkirk/Muriel McKay.
The ensemble is made up of Ian Bedford, William Connell, Christopher McHale, Jessica Naimy, and Daniel Yearwood.
Ink began previews April 2 ahead of an April 24 opening.
In addition to Austin, the creative team for Ink includes Bunny Christie (scenic and costume 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).