A new play byAyad Akhtar
Directed byDoug Hughes

Beaumont Theater

Running Time: Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one intermission.

Nominated for 2 Tony Awards, including Best Play!

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

Star Ledger, November 2, 2017
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Disgraced

Ayad Akhtar returns to Lincoln Center Theater with his new play, JUNK. Set in the high-flying, risk-seeking, teetering financial world of the 1980s and inspired by the real junk bond kings of the day, this riveting story 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.

Steven Pasquale (The Bridges of Madison County and TV’s “Rescue Me”) leads an impeccable cast, directed by Tony winner Doug Hughes (Doubt), in this no-holds-barred portrait of the dark side of the American Dream.

Junk On the LCT Blog

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    Ayad Akhtar Has the Final Word

    As a follow-up to a New York Times article, I asked Ayad Akhtar what JUNK's central plot element might look like in 2018.

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