Kunken Will Play Enron CFO on Broadway

News   Kunken Will Play Enron CFO on Broadway
Stephen Kunken, a Drama League and Outer Critics Circle nominee best known for playing James Reston in Frost/Nixon on Broadway, will play disgraced Enron chief financial officer Andy Fastow in the Broadway production of Lucy Prebble's acclaimed London play Enron.
Stephen Kunken
Stephen Kunken

Previews will begin April 8 at the Broadhurst Theatre. Opening is April 27. More casting will be announced.

Kunken will play opposite the previously announced Norbert Leo Butz, who will portray Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling.

Directed by Rupert Goold, Enron will feature scenic and costume design by Anthony Ward, lighting by Mark Henderson, music and sound by Adam Cork, video and projection by Jon Driscoll and choreography by Scott Ambler.

Kunken's Broadway credits include Ferdinand in Tom Stoppard's Rock 'n' Roll (Jacobs Theater), James Reston in Frost/Nixon (Outer Critics Circle and Drama League nominations), Festen (Music Box Theater), Proof (Walter Kerr Theater). He also played Hal in the national tour of Proof. He is currently appearing as the Stage Manager in the acclaimed Off-Broadway revival of Our Town. His Off-Broadway credits include Theresa Rebeck's Our House (Playwrights Horizons), A Very Common Procedure (Drama League nomination - MCC Theater), Speak Truth to Power, Fabulation, Journals of Mihail Sebastian, The Story and more.

* First seen in England, where critics embraced it, Enron is the highly theatrical, music-infused new play about the 2001 collapse of the American energy corporation.

Enron was commissioned by Headlong Theatre, premiered in summer 2009 at the Minerva Theatre Chichester, and then moved for a six-week run at the Royal Court Theatre in London where it played through Nov. 8, 2009. The play transferred to West End's Noel Coward Theatre Jan. 16.

The Headlong Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre and Royal Court Theatre production of Enron will be produced on Broadway by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Matthew Byam Shaw, Act Productions, Caro Newling for Neal St. Productions and The Shubert Organization.

Prebble won the George Devine Award and the Critics' Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright for her debut play The Sugar Syndrome at the Royal Court Theatre. On television, her work includes creating the series "Secret Diary of a Call Girl." Enron is her second play.

Goold's previous productions include Minerva Theatre Chichester's staging of Macbeth with Patrick Stewart (that transferred to the West End and Broadway) and Six Characters in Search of an Author. Additional credits include Time and the Conways at the National Theatre, Pete Postlethwaite in King Lear, and West End productions of Pinter's No Man's Land and Oliver! (currently at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane). He most recently directed Turandot for English National Opera which opened at the London Coliseum in October.

Tickets are on sale at telecharge.com.

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