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Ink, Starring Tony Nominee Bertie Carvel, Announces Third Extension

James Graham's play also received a Best Play Tony nomination among its six.

Jonny Lee Miller and Bertie Carvel star in Ink.
(© Joan Marcus)

Due to popular demand, Manhattan Theatre Club has announced a third extension of its American-premiere production of Ink, written by Olivier Award winner James Graham and directed by Rupert Goold. It will now run through Sunday, July 7, at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

Ink received six Tony Award nominations yesterday, including Best Play, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Bertie Carvel), Best Direction of a Play (Goold), Best Scenic Design of a Play (Bunny Christie), Best Lighting Design of a Play (Neil Austin), and Best Sound Design of a Play (Adam Cork).

The play is described as follows: "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 stars 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 cast also features David Wilson Barnes (The Lieutenant of Inishmore), Bill Buell (The History Boys), Andrew Durand (Head Over Heels), Eden Marryshow, Colin McPhillamy (The Ferryman), Erin Neufer, Kevin Pariseau (Legally Blonde), Rana Roy, 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 is produced with the Almeida Theatre and Sonia Friedman Productions.

For the complete list of Tony nominees, click here.