La Jolla Playhouse is where breakthroughs happen. Ayad Akhtar’s “Junk” will be the 29th Playhouse show to reach Broadway. Here is an excerpt from the story, which appeared in The San Diego Union-Tribune (February 6, 2017):
“Ayad Akhtar’s ‘Junk: The Golden Age of Debt,’ which had its world premiere in La Jolla last summer, will begin performances at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater on Sept. 14, with an official opening set for Oct. 12.
The play, an epic drama set among the New York high-finance scene of the 1980s, will be the second Playhouse-bred Akhtar work to head to New York, after ‘The Who & The What’ in 2014.”