Theatre: Vivian Beaumont
Status: Currently On
(October 05, 2017 - )
  • Rehearsal: August 21, 2017
  • Preview: October 5, 2017
  • Open: November 2, 2017
  • Close: January 7, 2018
Play - New York Premiere
Running Time: 2hrs 30mins
Performances: Tues (7pm), Wed (2&8), Thurs (7pm), Fri (8pm), Sat (2&8), Sun (3pm)

It’s 1985. Robert Merkin has just landed on the cover of Time Magazine. Hailed as 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.

For The Record:

"Junk" had its World Premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse in August 2016, when it was titled "Junk: The Golden Age of Debt." It was directed by Doug Hughes.

Last Week's Gross Potential: 49%
Last Week's Capacity: 74%
Total Gross to Date: $3,492,093

Staff & Creative Team

Produced in Association With:

The Araca Group

Production Manager:

Paul Smithyman at Lincoln Center Theater

Casting Director:

Caparelliotis Casting

Advertising Representative:

SPOTCo

Stage Manager:

Charles Means

Author:

Ayad Akhtar

Director:

Doug Hughes

Settings:

John Lee Beatty

Costumes:

Catherine Zuber

Lighting:

Ben Stanton

Sound & Original Music:

Mark Bennett

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