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Ink to Host Broadway's First-Ever "Touch Tour" for Blind or Low-Vision Patrons

The event will be sponsored by TDF.

The company of James Graham's Ink at Broadway's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
(© Joan Marcus)

Manhattan Theatre Club will host Broadway's first-ever "touch tour" prior to TDF's audio-described performance of James Graham's Ink on Saturday, June 22. Blind or low-vision audience members will be given the tour of the set before the performance, led by TDF's Accessibility Programs and Andrea Miskow, who will also be audio-describing the matinee. Touch tours provide an opportunity for blind or partially sighted theatergoers to familiarize themselves with the set ahead of a performance.

2019 Tony winner Bertie Carvel and Jonny Lee Miller head the company as newspapermen Rupert Murdoch and Larry Lamb. The cast also includes David Wilson Barnes, Bill Buell, Andrew Durand, Eden Marryshow, Colin McPhillamy, Erin Neufer, Kevin Pariseau, Rana Roy, Michael Siberry, Robert Stanton, and Tara Summers.

Set in 1969 London, Ink is described as follows: "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!"

The creative team for Ink includes Bunny Christie (set 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).

Ink premiered at the Almeida Theatre before transferring to London's West End.


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