The work, directed by Shakina Nayfack with musical direction by Jeremy Lyons, was recently seen in a concert reading at the National Opera Center in New York City. Junk was also seen at the Malmö Symphonic Orchestra in Sweden as well as in an extended Los Angeles workshop.
The Joe's Pub cast includes Miguel Cervantes (Giant, American Idiot), Christina Sajous (Forever Dusty, Spider-Man, American Idiot), Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Passing Strange), Tony Vincent (American Idiot, Jesus Christ Superstar), Dan Domenech (Rock of Ages), Alysha Umphress (American Idiot, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Katrina Rose Dideriksen (Pregnancy Pact, Bloodsong of Love), Freddie Kimmel (Superfly), Jeremy Morse (The Trouble with Doug, Bloodsong of Love), Mike Backes (Jersey Boys Las Vegas), Ashkon Davaran, Paul Louis Lessard, Frank Viveros, Ashley Beth Rose and Onyie Nwachukwu.
Junk is, according to director Nayfack, "part social satire, part love story, and part existential allegory. The show takes place in a near-future urban wasteland run by Junk Incorporated. Anna, a Junk employee, dreams of starting a revolution with her all-girl rock band, the MetroJets."
The band features Lyons (piano), Austin Moorhead (guitar), Christopher Bastian (bass), Jeff Roberts (drums), Renia Shukis (violin) and Bjorn Berkhout (cello).
Joe's Pub is located at 425 Lafayette Street. For more information and tickets call (212) 967-7555 or visit JoesPub.com.