Lincoln Center Theater has announced the complete cast for its upcoming Broadway engagement of Junk, a new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar (Disgraced). Junk is set to take over the Vivian Beaumont Theater beginning October 5, with the current production, J. T. Rogers’ Tony-winning Oslo, wrapping up performances July 16.
Junk, directed by Doug Hughes, will officially open November 2.
Joining the previously announced Steven Pasquale are Ito Aghayere (Familiar), Phillip James Brannon (The Antipodes), Tony Carlin (Six Degrees of Separation), Caroline Hewitt (The Front Page), Rick Holmes (Matilda), Ted Koch (Death of a Salesman), Teresa Avia Lim (The Moors), Danny Mastrogiorgio (The Front Page), Nate Miller (Of Good Stock), Ethan Phillips (All the Way), Matthew Rauch (The Merchant of Venice), Matthew Saldivar (Act One), Michael Siberry (An Enemy of the People), Miriam Silverman (Finks), Joey Slotnick (The Front Page), and Henry Stram (The Elephant Man).
Pasquale will play Robert Merkin, an investment banker who has just landed the cover of Time Magazine in 1985. Hailed for his philosophy that “debt is an asset,“ Merkin is attempting to re-shape the market, the rules, and the world through a new perspective and an attempt to take over an iconic American company.
“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,“ read production notes from LCT.
See Pasquale in the current revival of Assassins, now playing at New York City Center, below: