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.