Corruption, by Tony-Winning Playwright J.T. Rogers, Begins Off-Broadway February 15 | Playbill

Off-Broadway News Corruption, by Tony-Winning Playwright J.T. Rogers, Begins Off-Broadway February 15

Bartlett Sher directs the new play for Lincoln Center Theater.

Cast and creative team of Corruption Chasi Annexy

The premiere of Corruptionby Oslo Tony-winning playwright J.T. Rogers, begins Off-Broadway previews February 15. Lincoln Center Theater presents the work in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. Opening night is set for March 11. 

Tony winner Bartlett Sher is directing the new work about a 2011 phone-hacking scandal in the British news media. Based on the book Dial M for Murdoch: News Corporation and The Corruption of Britain by Tom Watson and Martin Hickman, the play tells the true story of Parliament member Tom Watson fighting back against Murdoch’s News International after a smear campaign. In the process, he uncovers the criminal practices of the media giant.

The cast features Dylan Baker, John Behlmann, Saffron Burrows, Anthony Cochrane, Sanjit De Silva, K. Todd Freeman, Eleanor Handley, Robyn Kerr, Sepideh Moafi, Seth Numrich, Michael Siberry, T. Ryder Smith, and Toby Stephens.

Rounding out the company are understudies C. David Johnson, Benjamin Thys, Doireann Mac Mahon, and Mat Hostetler. Casting is by Daniel Swee.

Corruption  features sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Jennifer Moeller, lighting by Donald Holder, sound by Justin Ellington, and projections by 59 Productions's Benjamin Pearcy and Brad Peterson. Theresa Flanagan serves as stage manager.

Lincoln Center Theater is offering a digital lottery for the production. Pending availability, a limited number of $39 tickets will be sold to winners the day of the performance. For more lottery information, visit

J. T. Rogers and Bartlett Sher Chasi Annexy
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