Read Reviews for the Broadway Premiere of Junk

The Verdict   Read Reviews for the Broadway Premiere of Junk
See what critics thought of Ayad Akhtar’s newest play at Lincoln Center Theater, starring Steven Pasquale.

Critics have begun filing their reviews for the Broadway premiere of Junk, a new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar (Disgraced), which officially opens November 2 at Lincoln Center Theater. Watch highlights from the production in the video above.

Inspired by the real junk bond kings of the day, the story is set in the high-flying, risk-seeking financial world of the 1980s.

Junk, directed by Doug Hughes, began performances October 5 in The Vivian Beaumont Theater.

Steven Pasquale leads the cast as trailblazer Robert Merkin, an investment banker attempting to re-shape the market, the rules of Wall Street, and the world.

Pasquale is joined by Ito Aghayere, Phillip James Brannon, Tony Carlin, Demosthenes Chrysan, Jenelle Chu, Caroline Hewitt, Rick Holmes, Ted Koch, Ian Lassiter, Teresa Avia Lim, Adam Ludwig, Sean McIntyre, Nate Miller, Ethan Phillips, Matthew Rauch, Matthew Saldivar, Charlie Semine, Michael Siberry, Miriam Silverman, Joey Slotnick, Henry Stram, and Stephanie Umoh.

Read reviews for the new play below. Playbill will continue to update with reviews as they are published.

AM New York (Matt Windman)

Chicago Tribune (Chris Jones)

Deadline (Jeremy Gerard)

The Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney)

Newsday (Barbara Schuler)

New York Magazine / Vulture (Sara Holdren)

NY Daily News (Joe Dziemianowicz)

The New York Times (Ben Brantley)

Theater News Online (David Cote)

Time Out New York (Adam Feldman)

Wall Street Journal (Terry Teachout)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

Tune into Playbill’s Live Stream of the opening night red carpet here from 10 PM ET here.

Junk has sets by John Lee Beatty, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Ben Stanton, original music and sound by Mark Bennett, and projections by 59 Productions.

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