It’s a curtain call for Ayad Akhtar’s new play “Junk”. Produced by Lincoln Center Theater, the play premiered on Broadway on October 5, 2017. Marking another creative turn for the Pulitzer Prize winner, with “Junk” Akhtar plunges his pen deep into soul of the 80s’ Wall Street. He once again delves into the issue of identity crisis, examining in detail culture and faith. Directed by Doug Hughes, John Lee Beatty is the set designer, whereas the costumes are by Catherine Zuber. Mark Bennett has given the play its original music and sound. The previews have started at the Vivian Beaumont Theater and an official opening has been announced for November 2. The advance sales of Junk tickets have already begun and the show is looking forward to a stellar Broadway run.
- Junk Atlanta GA
- Junk Austin TX
- Junk Beverly MA
- Junk Chicago IL
- Junk Fort Lauderdale FL
- Junk Indianapolis IN
- Junk Kitchener ON
- Junk Lombard IL
- Junk Los Angeles CA
- Junk New Bedford MA
- Junk Orlando FL
- Junk Ottawa ON
- Junk Phoenix AZ
- Junk Portland OR
- Junk Richmond VA
- Junk Ridgefield CT
- Junk San Diego CA
- Junk San Francisco CA
- Junk Seattle WA
- Junk Sherwood Park AB
- Buy Junkhead - Alice In Chains Tribute, Brauerhouse Tickets for 07/26 09:30 PM Junkhead - Alice In Chains Tribute, Brauerhouse tickets for 07/26 09:30 PM at Brauerhouse, Lombard, IL
- Fri Jul 26 2019
- Buy Junkyard, Greasy Luck Brewpub Tickets for 08/04 08:30 PM Junkyard, Greasy Luck Brewpub tickets for 08/04 08:30 PM at Greasy Luck Brewpub, New Bedford, MA
- Sun Aug 04 2019
- Buy Crime Junkie Podcast Live, Orpheum Theatre - Phoenix Tickets for 09/13 08:00 PM Crime Junkie Podcast Live, Orpheum Theatre - Phoenix tickets for 09/13 08:00 PM at Orpheum Theatre Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
- Fri Sep 13 2019
- Buy Crime Junkie Podcast Live, Ace Hotel - Los Angeles Tickets for 09/14 08:00 PM Crime Junkie Podcast Live, Ace Hotel - Los Angeles tickets for 09/14 08:00 PM at Ace Hotel Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
- Sat Sep 14 2019
- Buy Crime Junkie Podcast Live, Athenaeum Theatre - IL Tickets for 09/20 08:00 PM Crime Junkie Podcast Live, Athenaeum Theatre - IL tickets for 09/20 08:00 PM at Athenaeum Theatre IL, Chicago, IL
- Fri Sep 20 2019
- Buy MonkeyJunk, Festival Place - Sherwood Park Tickets for 09/26 07:30 PM MonkeyJunk, Festival Place - Sherwood Park tickets for 09/26 07:30 PM at Festival Place Sherwood Park, Sherwood Park, AB
- Thu Sep 26 2019
- Buy Crime Junkie Podcast Live, Balboa Theatre Tickets for 10/03 08:00 PM Crime Junkie Podcast Live, Balboa Theatre tickets for 10/03 08:00 PM at Balboa Theatre, San Diego, CA
- Thu Oct 03 2019
- Buy Crime Junkie Podcast Live, Herbst Theatre Tickets for 10/04 08:00 PM Crime Junkie Podcast Live, Herbst Theatre tickets for 10/04 08:00 PM at Herbst Theatre, San Francisco, CA
- Fri Oct 04 2019
- Buy Cowboy Junkies, The Cabot - Cabot Performing Arts Center Tickets for 10/12 08:00 PM Cowboy Junkies, The Cabot - Cabot Performing Arts Center tickets for 10/12 08:00 PM at The Cabot Cabot Performing Arts Center, Beverly, MA
- Sat Oct 12 2019
- Buy Cowboy Junkies, Centre In The Square - Ontario Tickets for 10/17 07:00 PM Cowboy Junkies, Centre In The Square - Ontario tickets for 10/17 07:00 PM at Centre In The Square Ontario, Kitchener, ON
- Thu Oct 17 2019
- Buy Crime Junkie Podcast Live, Clowes Memorial Hall Tickets for 10/19 08:00 PM Crime Junkie Podcast Live, Clowes Memorial Hall tickets for 10/19 08:00 PM at Clowes Memorial Hall, Indianapolis, IN
- Sat Oct 19 2019
- Buy Crime Junkie Podcast Live, Revolution Hall - Portland Tickets for 11/07 08:00 PM Crime Junkie Podcast Live, Revolution Hall - Portland tickets for 11/07 08:00 PM at Revolution Hall Portland, Portland, OR
- Thu Nov 07 2019
- Buy Crime Junkie Podcast Live, The Neptune Theatre Tickets for 11/08 08:00 PM Crime Junkie Podcast Live, The Neptune Theatre tickets for 11/08 08:00 PM at The Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA
- Fri Nov 08 2019
- Buy Cowboy Junkies, The Ridgefield Playhouse Tickets for 11/09 08:00 PM Cowboy Junkies, The Ridgefield Playhouse tickets for 11/09 08:00 PM at The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT
- Sat Nov 09 2019
- Buy Crime Junkie Podcast Live, Plaza Theatre - FL Tickets for 11/21 08:00 PM Crime Junkie Podcast Live, Plaza Theatre - FL tickets for 11/21 08:00 PM at Plaza Theatre FL, Orlando, FL
- Thu Nov 21 2019
- Buy Crime Junkie Podcast Live, Center Stage Theatre Tickets for 11/23 08:00 PM Crime Junkie Podcast Live, Center Stage Theatre tickets for 11/23 08:00 PM at Center Stage Theatre, Atlanta, GA
- Sat Nov 23 2019
- Buy Crime Junkie Podcast Live, Paramount Theatre - Austin, TX Tickets for 12/07 08:00 PM Crime Junkie Podcast Live, Paramount Theatre - Austin, TX tickets for 12/07 08:00 PM at Paramount Theatre Austin, TX, Austin, TX
- Sat Dec 07 2019
- Buy Crime Junkie Podcast Live, Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage Tickets for 01/16 08:00 PM Crime Junkie Podcast Live, Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage tickets for 01/16 08:00 PM at Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, Richmond, VA
- Thu Jan 16 2020
- Buy Crime Junkie Podcast Live, Parker Playhouse Tickets for 01/17 08:00 PM Crime Junkie Podcast Live, Parker Playhouse tickets for 01/17 08:00 PM at Parker Playhouse, Fort Lauderdale, FL
- Fri Jan 17 2020
Ayad Akhtar Returns to Broadway with a Second Show
Akhtar has been called a brilliant voice in the theater world and rightly so. His first Broadway play “Disgraced” was praised as an intellectually intriguing effort. Winner of Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Ayad Akhtar gives his characters a strong voice and powerful personality, a contrast to his own soft-spoken demeanor.
“Junk” has come to the stage with an interesting backstory. Broadway veteran Steven Pasquale takes up the role of Robert Merkin, a hotshot investment banker. Unlike all his other plays, this one doesn’t have any Muslim character.
Robert Merkin got famous for stating that “debt is an asset” and his attempt to take over a famous American company landed him on Times Magazine front cover (1985). Changing investment rules, he was both lauded and criticized for creating a financial civil war that pit people against each other.
Ayad has shifted his focus from religion to faith in capitalism and the new wave in 80s that brought forth aggressive corporate raiders. Steven Pasquale impressed the critics with his Off-Broadway performance in “The Robber Bridegroom” and Broadway’s “The Bridges of Madison County”. The previews already suggest a powerful performance by him, for which he’s likely to earn laurels.
Starring alongside him are Ito Aghayere as Jacqueline Blount and Phillip James Brannon as Kevin Walsh – both the actors making their Broadway debut. Tony Carlin of “Six Degrees of Separation” fame stars as Kurt and Rick Holmes of “The Visit” as Thomas Everson. An ensemble of 17 will hit the stage to perform this fast-paced thriller that’s divided into three acts.
Ayad Akhtar – A Decorated Playwright
If anyone can give a topic like Wall Street and finance a lucid and brisk treatment that’s highly dramatic and enthralling, it’s Ayad Akhtar. Winner of multiple prestigious awards including a Pulitzer Prize for Drama for “Disgraced” (2013), Akhtar’s acute awareness of splendor is what makes him such a brilliant writer.
Seized by religious fervor at a young age, he explored Islam and with time became quite passionate about the religion. It became the basis for his writing and his fans made the most of his creative barrage – they got to enjoy both quality and volume of work.
Muslims became his central characters and through emotional as well as comic presentation, he explored the religion. Akhtar’s intellect and fast-twitch style has allowed to him to explore various subjects. His direct approach doesn’t beat around the bush and as one critic said, “His work is all lean muscle and tension”.
“Junk” is dark, humorous, fast and cutthroat. His ability to showcase an ethnic mix in his script has allowed him to have a diverse following. He’s able to dwell in different worlds and each is unbiased and detailed.
Don’t wait for anyone else’s verdict – buy Junk tickets yourself to see what makes Ayad Akhtar so brilliant.
Some of the best theatre productions have released their schedules. Junk will run at the venues from 26-Jul-19 until 17-Jan-20. Upcoming show will be staged at Brauerhouse, Lombard; whereas the last one will be held at the Parker Playhouse, Fort Lauderdale. For the complete list of dates and venues, please visit our website.
|Junkhead - Alice In Chains Tribute||Brauerhouse||Lombard, IL||Fri Jul 26 201909:30 PM|
|Junkyard||Greasy Luck Brewpub||New Bedford, MA||Sun Aug 04 201908:30 PM|
|Crime Junkie Podcast Live||Orpheum Theatre - Phoenix||Phoenix, AZ||Fri Sep 13 201908:00 PM|
|Crime Junkie Podcast Live||Ace Hotel - Los Angeles||Los Angeles, CA||Sat Sep 14 201908:00 PM|
|Crime Junkie Podcast Live||Athenaeum Theatre - IL||Chicago, IL||Fri Sep 20 201908:00 PM|
|MonkeyJunk||Festival Place - Sherwood Park||Sherwood Park, AB||Thu Sep 26 201907:30 PM|
|Crime Junkie Podcast Live||Balboa Theatre||San Diego, CA||Thu Oct 03 201908:00 PM|
|Crime Junkie Podcast Live||Herbst Theatre||San Francisco, CA||Fri Oct 04 201908:00 PM|
|Cowboy Junkies||The Cabot - Cabot Performing Arts Center||Beverly, MA||Sat Oct 12 201908:00 PM|
|Cowboy Junkies||Centre In The Square - Ontario||Kitchener, ON||Thu Oct 17 201907:00 PM|
Junk Ticket Prices
The average price for Junk Tickets start from $75. The minimum get in price is $30 for Junk Tickets at the Festival Place - Sherwood Park, Sherwood Park. For a detailed look at ticket prices and amazing discounts, visit our website.
|Name||City||Date||Average Ticket Price||Get In Price
|Junkhead - Alice In Chains Tribute||Lombard||26-Jul-19||$166||$164|
|Crime Junkie Podcast Live||Phoenix||13-Sep-19||$264||$175|
|Crime Junkie Podcast Live||Los Angeles||14-Sep-19||$239||$86|
|Crime Junkie Podcast Live||Chicago||20-Sep-19||$216||$67|
|Crime Junkie Podcast Live||San Diego||3-Oct-19||$215||$56|
|Crime Junkie Podcast Live||San Francisco||4-Oct-19||$227||$173|
* Ticket Prices vary on hourly basis.