JUNK: A Rock Opera
Show DescriptionPieces of JUNK at Joes Pub
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
After a standing-room-only concert in January, JUNK: A Rock Opera will be back at Joe's Pub with some of Broadway's hottest rockers singing more hits from the show, including a bunch of new songs you didn't get to hear last time! Adapted from the epic concept album by Swedish post-punk pop band Brainpool (Christoffer Lundquist, David Birde, Jens Jannson), and featuring new material written with director Shakina Nayfack, this one-night event will showcase the best of JUNK's unforgettable score.
Katrina Rose Dideriksen (Pregnancy Pact, Bloodsong of Love)
Ashkon Davaran (Beardo)
Daniel Luis Domenech (Rock of Ages, Wonderland)
Anastacia McCleskey (Hair, Tarzan)
Freddie Kimmel (Superfly, Billy Elliot)
Paul Louis Lessard
Lauren Marcus (Pregancy Pact)
Natalie Wachen (Rent off Broadway)
Katie Lee Hill
Sarah Cetrulo (The Black Suits)
Will Roland (The Black Suits)
With Mike Rosengarten (guitar), Christopher Bastian (bass), Jeff Roberts (drums) and Kelly Thomas (keys).
Directed by Shakina Nayfack, Musical Direction by Jeremy Robin Lyons.
Co-produced by Shakina Nayfack and Megan Savage in association with From Sweden Productions
JUNK 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. Her ambitions are thwarted when she finds herself torn between her love for the office janitor, who wants to help her escape the drudges of corporate life, and the lecherous advances of her boss, the Junk CEO and owner of the last nightclub in town. Visceral and irreverent, JUNK sets the stage for a populist glam renaissance that will rock the future of musical theater.
“JUNK is, according to director Shakina Nayfack, ‘part social satire, part love story, and part existential allegory.’ It's also an exciting and tuneful rock opera, which has ‘cult hit’ written all over it.” -Steven Stanley, LA Stage Scene
“JUNK: A Rock Opera sounds like the perfect collision of David Bowie, The Who, The Clash, Pink Floyd, Roxy Music, and T. Rex. The songs are so catchy it should be illegal, the production is huge, and the record guaranteed to change your mind about where rock music is going.” -cdbaby.com