Enron, with Gregory Itzin, Steven Webber, Amy Pietz and Greg Germann, Begins in L.A. Oct. 20

News   Enron, with Gregory Itzin, Steven Webber, Amy Pietz and Greg Germann, Begins in L.A. Oct. 20
Lucy Prebble's short-lived Broadway spectacle Enron, which infuses the American capitalist machine with old-fashioned showbiz, begins performances Oct. 20 at L.A. TheatreWorks.

Gregory Itzin in the Broadway production of Enron
Gregory Itzin in the Broadway production of Enron Photo by Joan Marcus

Rosalind Ayres directs Prebble's vaudevillian look at corporate America that runs through Oct. 24 at the Skirball Center. The play famously makes use of music, "Star Wars" imagery and dinosaurs to comment on the American business model.

Enron features Gregory Itzin, who originated the role of Kenneth Lay in the Broadway company, reprising his performance. Steven Weber ("Wings") is cast as Jeffrey Skilling, Amy Pietz portrays Claudia Roe and Greg Germann ("Ally McBeal") appears in the role of Andy Fastow.

The cast also includes Chris Butler, Pamela J. Gray, Kasey Mahaffy, Jon Matthews, Julia McIlvaine, Russell Soder, Kenneth Alan Williams and Matthew Wolf.

Enron is described as "a rapid-fire, sophisticated thrill-ride that propels the audience through one of the most infamous financial scandals in history. Using a clever mix of humor, pathos, and music, the big biz machinations of Kenneth Lay, Jeffrey Skilling and Andy Fastow are laid bare as razzle-dazzle entertainment, casting a shocking new light on the state of today’s economy and how we got here."

Enron arrived on Broadway last April after an acclaimed London run, which concluded in August. Enron failed to ignite its Broadway box office and shuttered after 37 performances in May. It earned four Tony Award nominations, including Best Featured Actor in a Play (Stephen Kunken), Best Lighting Design of a Play (Mark Henderson), Best Sound Design of a Play (Adam Cork) and Best Score (music by Adam Cork, lyrics by Lucy Prebble). All LATW productions are recorded and broadcast on LATW's nationally syndicated radio theatre series, "The Play's the Thing."

For tickets to any of "The Play's the Thing" productions at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard, call the L.A. Theatre Works box office at (310) 827-0889.

For more information visit latw.org.

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