Jonny Lee Miller & Bertie Carvel

Jonny Lee Miller & Bertie Carvel to star in Ink on Broadway

Jonny Lee Miller takes on the role of Larry Lamb, whilst Bertie Carvel reprises his Olivier Award-winning performance as Rupert Murdoch in Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Ink.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Initial casting has been announced for Manhattan Theatre Club's forthcoming American premiere of Ink, directed by Tony Award nominee Rupert Goold, at the Samuel J Friedman Theatre.

Tony Award nominee and 2-time Olivier Award winner Bertie Carvel will be reprising the role of Rupert Murdoch, after originating the role in London and ultimately winning his second Olivier Award for his performance. He won his first Olivier Award for originating the role of Miss Trunchbull in Matilda: The Musical, later transferring to Broadway and receiving a Tony Award nomination for his efforts. His other London stage credits include The Hairy Ape and Parade and he also appeared as Bamatabois in the 2012 film adaptation of "Les Misérables".

Olivier Award winner Jonny Lee Miller will take on the role of Larry Lamb, editor of The Sun newspaper. He made his Broadway debut in 2009 in After Miss Julie alongside Sienna Miller. On stage, he has performed in the world premiere of Frankenstein at the National Theatre in London, sharing the roles of Frankenstein and The Creature with Benedict Cumberbatch and winning his first Olivier Award. He is perhaps best known to American audiences for his film role as Sick Boy in "Trainspotting" (1996) and "T2 Trainspotting" (2017) and his TV role as Sherlock Holmes in the popular CBS series "Elementary". 

Additional casting and creative team information will be announced at a later date.

Synopsis: "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 is scheduled to play a limited engagement at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre from from April 2, 2019, with an official opening set for April 24.

(Photos courtesy of Boneau/Bryan-Brown.)

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