Junk 2017-11-15T19:08:38+00:00

Project Description

The dark side of the American Dream

Lincoln Center Theater,
New York

Set in the high-flying, risk-seeking, teetering financial world of the 1980s and inspired by the real junk bond kings of the day, Ayad Akhtar’s Junk shows us from the inside how money became the only thing that mattered.

Financier Robert Merkin will stop at nothing to take over an iconic American manufacturing company, changing the rules as he goes. With his brilliance matched only by his swagger, Merkin sets in motion nothing less than a financial civil war, pitting magnates against workers, lawyers against journalists, and every one against themselves.

Directed by Tony Award-winner Doug Hughes, the production features set design by John Lee Beatty, costumes by Catherine Zuber and projection design by 59 Productions.

Book Tickets

SELECTED REVIEWS

“A fast-moving, broad-ranging social thriller”

Time Out New York

Junk is an epic, strutting, restless, sexually charged, slam-bang-wham piece of work”

Chicago Tribune

“The tidiest show on Broadway”

The New York Times

Credits

Written by
Ayad Akhtar

Director
Doug Hughes

Sets
John Lee Beatty

Costumes
Catherine Zuber

Lighting
Ben Stanton

Original Music and Sound
Mark Bennett

Projections
59 Productions

Casting
Caparelliotis Casting

Movement Coach
Sigrid Reisenberger

Stage Manager
Charles Means

59 TEAM

Project Director
Ben Pearcy

Producer
Ollie Hester

Assistant Designers
Brad Peterson
Lisa Renkel

Animator
David Curtis