Ink is playing at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre located at 261 West 47th Street. It runs two hours with one intermission. The play closes on June 23, 2019.
Rupert Murdoch was born on March 11, 1931 in Melbourne, Australia. He moved to Great Britain in 1969 and bought News of the World and the Sun. In 1974 he moved to the United States. 1976 he bought the New York Post and Fox News and six other Fox television stations.
Bunny Christie is the scenic designer. She won a Tony Award in 2015 for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Jonny Lee Miller is known for his role in the CBS series Elementary.
Bertie Carvel was nominated for a Tony Award in 2011 for Matilda The Musical.
The place is Fleet Street, London 1969.
Rupert Murdoc (Bertie Carvel) is having dinner with Larry Lamb (Jonny Lee Miller). He just bought the daily newspaper the Sun and wan’st Larry to be the editor. Larry says there five important things in a newspaper Who, What, Where When and Why? They agree and Larry takes the job.
Hugh Cudlipp (Michael Siberry) sold the paper to Rupert.
Larry fires the staff and hires new people. Ray Miller (Eden Marryshow), sports, Beverly (Andrew Durand) photographer, Diana (Tara Summers) women’s section. These are some of the people he hires. He tries different gimmicks to encourage people to read the paper, like a raffle to win a car.
Sir Alick (Colin McPhillany) wife is kidnapped. He puts in the paper despite the police tell him not to.
They are gaining on the Sun. The thing that pushes them over the top is a photograph of a nude woman.
Rupert decides he wants out; he’s going to New York to buy something there.
It is an intriguing play of the newspaper industry and what they do to get readers. It will make you think about the paper you read.
The set was designed by Bunny Christine. It was a fantastic set made up of working desks fill with office equipment. One piled on the other in an odd manner. Five screens put the “W” on it. There is a toilet bowl somewhere on stage, you have to look and you will see different things. The front of the stage goes up and down. Different thing will appear like and office desk of Larry’s and then a table in a restaurant.
When they would hire a new person to the staff and they sign a contract, they would do a dance routine each different for each person. What fun.
The only problem with show was I had trouble sometimes understanding their British accents.
Review by Rozanna Radakovich.
Photos by Annazor.
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