STAGE TUBE: PBS Profiles ENRON's Broadway Closing
ENRON began previews on Broadway on April 8, 2010 at The Broadhurst Theatre, opened on April 27, 2010 and closed last night, Sunday May 9, 2010. PBS recently profiled the show, and its surprising Broadway closing, featuring comments by the show's writer, Lucy Prebble, the show's stars and U.S. critics.
Directed by Rupert Goold, ENRON starred Norbert Leo Butz, Gregory Itzkin, Stephen Kunken, and Marin Mazzie, and featured Noah Weisberg, Rightor Doyle, Ian Kahn, Mary Stewart Sullivan, Madisyn Shipman, January Lavoy, Jordan Ballard, Brandon J. Dirden, Anthony Holds, Ty Jones, Tom Nelis, Jeff Skowron, Lusia Strus, Ben Hartley, and Ellyn Marie Marsh.
Inspired by the real-life financial scandal of 2001, ENRON, which was commissioned by Headlong Theatre, premiered this past summer at the Minerva Theatre Chichester, and then moved for a six-week run at The Royal Court Theatre where it played through November 8, 2009. The play transferred to West End's Noel Coward Theatre in January 2010, where it continues to play to strong audiences. Producers of the London production recently announced the planning of a national and international tour.
Headlong Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre and Royal Court Theatre production of ENRON was produced on Broadway by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Matthew Byam Shaw, ACT Productions, Caro Newling for Neal St. Productions and The Shubert Organization.