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In this undated image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown, actor Kobi Libii is shown. Libii will star in "CQ/CX," a new play inspired by the Jayson Blair plagiarism scandal at The New York Times. Previews begin Jan. 25 and an official opening is set for Feb. 15. The play will run until March 4 at Signature Theatre Company's Peter Norton Space.

NEW YORK — Producers of a play inspired by the Jayson Blair plagiarism scandal at The New York Times have found the actor who will play the ex-journalist.

The Atlantic Theater Company said Wednesday that Kobi Libii will play the Blair-like Times reporter in the world premiere of Gabe McKinley's "CQ/CX."

Previews begin Jan. 25 and an official opening is set for Feb. 15. The play will run until March 4 at Signature Theatre Company's Peter Norton Space while Atlantic's main stage gets renovated.

Producers describe the play as a "revealing and complex story about the collateral damage of unchecked ambition and compounded lies."

McKinley was a former news assistant at the Times who overlapped with Blair. Blair resigned in 2003 after it became clear that he had engaged in plagiarism and fabrications.