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Jay, an up and coming reporter at The New York Times has dreams of becoming a famous journalist. But in a flash, they come crashing down when he becomes the center of a plagiarism scandal. What results is a revealing and complex story about the collateral damage of unchecked ambition and compounded lies. In this new play inspired by current events, truth becomes slippery and racial tensions reach a boiling point.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Mar. 11, 2012.

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About CQ/CX on Broadway

Previews: Jan 25, 2012 • Opening: Feb 15, 2012 • Closing: Mar 11, 2012
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What is the Story of CQ/CX?
Set in the newsroom of The New York Times, CQ/CX dramatizes the 2003 Jayson Blair plagiarism scandal that shook the very foundation of the prestigious periodical. The play tells the story of up-and-coming African-American reporter Jay Bennett (the fictionalized Blair) as he struggles to get ahead and the lengths he goes to reach the top. Jay's story is juxtaposed against the response of Times editors to huge news stories such at 9/11, amid increasing pressure from the internet and other news sources.

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Frank King
Peter Jay Fernandez
Gerald Haynes
Tim Hopper
Arliss Howard
Hal Martin
Kobi Libii
Jay Bennett
Steve Rosen
Jacob Sherman
Sheila Tapia
Monica Soria


Written by
Gabe McKinley
David Leveaux
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