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'Corruption' sets complete Off-Broadway cast

Playwright J. T. Rogers dramatizes the 2011 phone hacking scandal that erupted within Rupert Murdoch's news empire in this play directed by Bartlett Sher.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

Lincoln Center Theater has set the complete cast for its production of Corruption, which begins performances February 15 ahead of a March 11 opening at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.

The complete Corruption cast includes Tony Award nominee Dylan Baker, John Behlmann, Saffron Burrows, Anthony Cochrane, Adam Dannheisser, Sanjit De Silva, Tony nominee K. Todd Freeman, Eleanor Handley, Robyn Kerr, Sepideh Moafi, Seth Numrich, Michael Siberry, and Toby Stephens.

On the creative side, Corruption features sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Jennifer Moeller, lighting by Donald Holder, sound by Justin Ellington, and projections by 59 Productions/Benjamin Pearcy and Brad Peterson.

Bartlett Sher directs J. T. Rogers's play about Tom Watson (Stephens), a Parliament member who fights back against Rupert Murdoch's News International and its leader, Rebekah Brooks (Burrows), after slander is published about him. But Watson and a band of journalists, politicians, and lawyers end up uncovering a phone hacking scandal in the process.

The play is based on the book Dial M for Murdoch: News Corporation and The Corruption of Britain by Watson and Martin Hickman.

Check back for information on Corruption tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

Photo credit: Toby Stephens, Saffron Burrows, K. Todd Freeman, and Dylan Baker. (Photos courtesy of production)

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