'Enron' Heading to Broadway
Wall Street might still be reeling, but New York theater-goers will soon be reminded of that other financial scandal: Enron is headed to Broadway after its upcoming West End run. Producers announced earlier this month that playwright Lucy Prebble's new play, a mix of fact and fiction that "utilizes music, movement and video to explore one of the most infamous scandals in financial history, reviewing the tumultuous 1990s and casting a new light on the financial turmoil in which the world finds itself in 2009," would open on Broadway in April 2010.
But Back Stage just received the first official casting notice from Actors Equity, which confirms that "the Broadway production will use an all-American cast" (instead of current star Samuel West and cast members Gillian Budd, Peter Caulfield, Howard Charles, Andrew Corbett, Amanda Drew, Susannah Fellows, Stephen Fewell, Tom Godwin, Tom Goodman-Hill, Orion Lee, Eleanor Matsuura, Tim Pigott-Smith, Ashley Rolfe and Trevor White). The play will open late April on Broadway for an open-ended run, but no theater has been confirmed.
Available roles include: Jeffrey Skilling, Andy Fastow, Ken Lay, Claudia Roe, and others. Telsey + Company will hold Equity principal auditions Oct. 12-14 in NYC. For more info, be sure to pick up next week's Oct. 8-14 issue of Back Stage or search casting notices at BackStage.com.
Enron is directed by Rupert Goold. The production is currently performing a sold-out run at the Royal Court Theatre in London and will transfer to the West End in Jan. 2010. The Broadway production will open April 2010, featuring a new all-American cast.
THR also reported last week that Sony has purchased the film rights to the play. Prebble will adapt her own script for the screen.
-- Daniel Lehman