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Junk, Vivian Beaumont Theater, NYC Show Poster


Vivian Beaumont Theater

2hrs, 30mins (1 Intermission)

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Lincoln Center Theater presents the New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Ahktar's financial thriller.

Theater Info

150 West 65th Street
New York, NY
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Important Dates

Oct 05, 2017
Nov 02, 2017
Jan 07, 2018

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It’s 1985. Robert Merkin, the resident genius of the upstart investment firm Sacker Lowell has just landed on the cover of Time Magazine. Hailed as "America's Alchemist," his proclamation that "debt is an asset" has propelled him to dizzying heights. Zealously promoting his belief in the near-sacred infallibility of markets, he is trying to re-shape the world.

Junk is the story of Merkin's assault on American capitalism's holy of holies, the “deal of the decade,” his attempt to takeover an iconic American manufacturing company and, in the process, to change all the rules. What Merkin sets in motion is nothing less than a financial civil war, pitting magnates against workers, lawyers against journalists, and ultimately, pitting every one against themselves. Set over thirty years ago, this is a play about how, while most of us weren't watching, money became the only thing of real value.


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Junk may be the best, most provocative play of the year. Smashingly entertaining!

Review by Christopher Kelly from Star Ledger


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Robert Merkin
Raúl Rivera
Matthew Saldivar
Kurt/Corrigan Wiley
Tony Carlin
Jacqueline Blount
Ito Aghayere
Kevin Walsh
Phillip James Brannon
Charlene Stewart/Ghost Writer
Caroline Hewitt
Thomas Everson
Rick Holmes
Mark O'Hare
Ted Koch
Giuseppi Addesso
Charlie Semine
Judy Chen
Teresa Avia Lim
Devon Atkins
Nate Miller
Murray Lefkowitz
Ethan Phillips
Israel Peterman
Matthew Rauch
Leo Tresler
Michael Siberry
Amy Merkin
Miriam Silverman
Boris Pronsky
Joey Slotnick
Maximilien Cizik
Henry Stram


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Written by
Ayad Akhtar
Doug Hughes
Set Designer
John Lee Beatty
Costume Designer
Catherine Zuber
Lighting Designer
Ben Stanton
Original Music and Sound Designer
Mark Bennett