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Tony Nominee Ayad Akhtar Explores 1980s Financial Markets In Junk

Steven Pasquale stars in the drama, directed by Doug Hughes. logo
A scene from Junk, directed by Doug Hughes, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.
(© T. Charles Erickson)

The Lincoln Center Theater production of Junk is currently in performances at the Vivian Beaumont Theater ahead of a November 2 opening night. The production has released the first set of photos of Tony nominee and Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar's drama. Check out photos from the show in the gallery below.

The full cast features Ito Aghayere, Phillip James Brannon, Tony Carlin, Demosthenes Chrysan, Jenelle Chu, Caroline Hewitt, Rick Holmes, Ted Koch, Ian Lassiter, Teresa Avia Lim, Adam Ludwig, Sean McIntyre, Nate Miller, Steven Pasquale, Ethan Phillips, Matthew Rauch, Matthew Saldivar, Charlie Semine, Michael Siberry, Miriam Silverman, Joey Slotnick, Henry Stram, and Stephanie Umoh.

Directed by Doug Hughes, the play is described as follows: "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 reshape 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 take over an iconic American manufacturing company and, in the process, to change all the rules."

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