The rest of the cast has been announced for Junk, the new Ayad Akhtar play that will make its Broadway debut this fall in a Lincoln Center Theater production at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.
Joining the previously announced Steven Pasquale will be Ito Aghayere (Familiar), Phillip James Brannon (The Antipodes), Tony Carlin (Six Degrees of Separation), Caroline Hewitt (The Front Page), Rick Holmes (Matilda), Ted Koch (The Pillowman), Teresa Avia Lim (The Moors), Danny Mastrogiorgio (Golden Boy), Nate Miller (Of Good Stock), Ethan Phillips (All the Way), Matthew Rauch (The Merchant of Venice), Matthew Saldivar (Act One), Michael Siberry (When the Rain Stops Falling), Miriam Silverman (Tiny Beautiful Things), Joey Slotnick (The Front Page), and Henry Stram (The Elephant Man).
Directed by Doug Hughes, the play is described as follows: "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 reshape the world. Junk is the story of Merkin's assault on American capitalism's holy of holies, the 'deal of the decade,' his attempt to take over an iconic American manufacturing company and, in the process, to change all the rules."
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