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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.

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  – Vivian Beaumont Theatre

First Preview 05, Oct 2017

Opening Night 02, Nov  2017


Steven Pasquale


Ayad Akhtar – Author
Doug Hughes – Director
John Lee Beatty – Sets
Catherine Zuber – Costumes
Ben Stanton – Lighting
Mark Bennett – Original Music and Sound