MTC Hosts INK Post-Show Talkback with Michael Riedel and James Graham
Manhattan Theatre Club will present a conversation between INK playwright James Graham and New York Post columnist and theatre writer Michael Riedel directly following the Tuesday, April 23rd 7PM performance. INK chronicles Rupert Murdoch's takeover and transformation of the British newspaper The Sun and the birth of tabloid journalism, just six years before he purchased the New York Post. Michael Riedel has a keen insight into this world as a columnist for the New York Post for over twenty years. He and James will discuss the real events portrayed on stage and their influence on modern journalism.
Michael Riedel is the co-host of Len Berman and Michael Riedel in the Morning on 710 WOR and the theater columnist for the New York Post. His New York Times-bestselling book Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway won the Marfield Prize for arts writing in 2015. He is at work on sequel for Simon and Schuster. A graduate of Columbia University, Michael lives in the West Village.
James Graham's recent work includes the HBO and Channel 4 drama Brexit starring Benedict Cumberbatch. He had two plays running concurrently in London's West End: Labour of Love, which won Best New Comedy at the Olivier Awards 2018, alongside INK nominated for Best Play the same year. Other theatre work includes This House at the National Theatre and West End, 2016. Privacy transferred from Donmar Warehouse to The Public Theater in 2016. The Vote was broadcast live on the U.K. election night in 2015 and nominated for a BAFTA. James wrote the book for the Broadway musical Finding Neverland. His screenwriting includes the political drama Coalition (Channel 4) winner of the Royal Television Society award for Best Single Drama. His first feature film X+Y was selected at the Toronto International Film Festival 2014.
Audience members must hold a ticket to that evening's performance of INK in order to attend the talkback.
Manhattan Theatre Club presents the American premiere of INK, written by Olivier Award winner James Graham (Labour of Love, Privacy, Finding Neverland) and directed by two-time Olivier Award winner, Tony and BAFTA Award nominee Almeida Theatre Artistic Director Rupert Goold (King Charles III).
The cast includes Olivier Award winners Bertie Carvel (Matilda) and Jonny Lee Miller ("Elementary," Frankenstein), David Wilson Barnes (The Lieutenant of Inishmore), Bill Buell (The History Boys), Andrew Durand (Head Over Heels), Eden Marryshow (Broadway Debut), Colin McPhillamy(The Ferryman), Erin Neufer (Broadway Debut), Kevin Pariseau (Legally Blonde), Rana Roy (Broadway Debut), Michael Siberry (Junk), Robert Stanton (Saint Joan), and Tara Summers (The Hard Problem).
The creative team for INK includes Bunny Christie (scenic & costume design), Neil Austin (lighting design), Adam Cork (original music & sound design), Jon Driscoll (projection design), Lynne Page (choreographer & movement director), Ben Furey (dialect coach) and Julie McBride (music director).
INK is now in previews and will open on Wednesday, April 24 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).
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! Inspired by real events and a recent hit in London's West End, James Graham's electrifying new play comes to Broadway in the exhilarating Almeida Theatre production, directed by Rupert Goold. In its London run, The Guardian called it "riveting," and Time Out hailed it as "an incredibly brilliant stunner."
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