Junk Tickets
New York, NY

Junk Tickets

Junk Tickets
Junk Tickets

About Junk

Lincoln Center Theater continues its fruitful relationship with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Tony Award nominee Ayad Akhtar with the Broadway premiere of Junk. They previously collaborated on The Who & The What and Disgraced, with the latter transferring to Broadway and earning a Tony Award nomination in 2015.

Broadway favorite Steven Pasquale takes the lead as Robert Merkin in the topical drama Junk, which runs through to January 7, 2018 at Lincoln Center... And who could have known that the financial markets could make for such compelling theater?

Merkin may be a fictional character but the similarities with one Michael Milken - a former financier and philanthropist - are plain as day. His influence in big business buyouts through the implication of high-yield "junk" bonds provides much of the drive of the narrative until his ultimate guilty plea and conviction of unlawful insider dealings. Pasquale delivers an unsetlling and equally beguilling performance as Merkin - the alpha-male in the room who nobody is seemingly able or willing to challenge. Indeed, the entire ensemble cast recreates a world, set in the mid-1980s, where unsavoury characters lurk behind every business venture and where misogyny and racial prejudice run rampant in the workplace... Look how far we've come...

The sad truth is that Akhtar's period piece all too often feels like it isn't period at all and the opening of Junk on Broadway could not have been more timely.

(Photos by T. Charles Erickson)

Run time

2hr 30 min (incl. intermission)

Start date

October 5th, 2017

End date

January 7th, 2018



50 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY, USA, 10023


Wheelchair access, closed captioning, assistive listening

More information about Junk

Pulitzer Prize winner 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. Steven Pasquale (The Bridges of Madison County) leads an impeccable cast, directed by Tony winner Doug Hughes (Doubt), in this no-holds-barred portrait of Wall Street at its most powerful -- and most dangerous.


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