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'Ink,' Story of Rupert Murdoch's Rise, Bound for Broadway

'Ink,' Story of Rupert Murdoch's Rise, Bound for Broadway

Rupert Murdoch in 1993 after winning control of the New York Post. (Bob Strong/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 01 May 2018 10:08 AM

"Ink," a British play that tells the story of media mogul Rupert Murdoch's rise, is headed for the American stage, The New York Times reported.

The Broadway-bound production focuses on Murdoch's early career, which catapulted to success through the acquisition of the U.K. tabloid "The Sun," and tells how he went on to build a media empire.

The Australian-born billionaire might be the most influential media mogul in the world today, but "Ink" showcases a different side to the story.

Set in 1969 in London, the story follows Murdoch as he takes over the reins of a struggling "Sun" and sets about transforming the publication with the help of rogue editor Larry Lamb and a team of underdog reporters, Deadline reported.

"Ink" was written by James Graham, who is responsible for works such as "Finding Neverland" and the critically acclaimed production "Privacy," and directed by the artistic director of the Almeida Theatre, Rupert Goold, whose previous work includes "King Charles III" and "Enron."

The show is slated to hit the stage at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre next April.

"Ink" has just finished a successful run in the West End, where it received rave reviews, and through partial funding by the Roy Cockrum Foundation it can continue its journey in the U.S.

The foundation was established by 61-year-old actor and theater lover Cockrum, who used the $153 million Powerball jackpot he won in 2014 to support nonprofit theater projects, The Observer reported.

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