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It’s 1969 London. The brash young Rupert Murdoch (Bertie Carvel) 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 (Jonny Lee Miller), 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! A new play by James Graham, inspired by real events.


Samuel J. Friedman Theatre


April 24, 2019


James Graham


Manhattan Theatre Club, Lynne Meadow, Barry Grove, The Almeida Theatre, Rupert Goold, Denise Wood, Sonia Friedman Productions, Diane Benjamin


Australian-born media mogul Rupert Murdoch is the real-life patriarch of a communications empire that includes Fox News, The Times of London, the New York Post, the Wall Street Journal, and many other properties. He has been portrayed in various films and TV series over the years, but this marks his debut as a Broadway character.

Bertie Carvel, last seen on Broadway in a Tony-nominated performance as Miss Trunchbull in Matilda The Musical, plays Murdoch. He created the role in London and won a 2018 Olivier Award for his performance.


Ink premiered at London’s Almeida Theatre in June 2017. The production moved to the West End the following September before transferring to Broadway.