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James Graham's Hit West End Drama Ink Will Come to Broadway

The work, which follows the rise of Rupert Murdoch, originated at London's Almeida Theatre.

A scene from the UK production of James Graham's Ink.
(© Marc Brenner)

Manhattan Theatre Club will present the Broadway premiere of James Graham's acclaimed drama Ink as part of its 2018-19 season. Directed by Rupert Goold, MTC's New York transfer of this Almeida Theatre production will begin performances April 2, 2019, at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Opening night is set for April 24.

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!"

Casting for the Broadway production, which is presented by Manhattan Theatre Club, the Almeida Theatre, and Sonia Friedman Productions, will be announced in the coming months. The drama premiered at the Almeida Theatre in 2017, before transferring to the West End's Duke of York's Theater. It starred Bertie Carvel as Rupert Murdoch and Richard Coyle as Larry Lamb.