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Enron: Gregory Itzin to play Enron President



Gregory Itzin, best known for his critically acclaimed turn as 'President Charles Logan' on FOX's drama "24", will return to Broadway to star as Enron President 'Kenneth Lay' in Lucy Prebble's critically acclaimed play Enron, opening on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre on 27 Apr 2010, following previews from 8 Apr 2010.

Itzin last appeared on Broadway when he made his Broadway debut in 'The Kentucky Cycle' (1993) for which he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play.

Itzin won an Emmy Ward for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of corrupt president President Charles Logan on FOX's TV series "24." He can also be seen playing "Virgil Minelli" in the CBS series "The Mentalist." He has also made recurring guest appearances in "Friends" as "Theodore Hannigan," father of "Mike Hannigan," "Murder One," "NCIS," "The OC," "Judging Amy," "Boston Legal," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "The Practice" and "The Pretender. His movie credits began with Airplane and include The Fabulous Baker Boys, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Original Sin and most recently, Law Abiding Citizen.

Itxin will join the previously announced Norbert Leo Butz who will star as Enron CEO 'Jeffrey Skilling' and Stephen Kunken who wll portray Enron Chief Financial Officer 'Andy Fastow.'

The show, as previously announced, will also feature Noah Weisberg, Rightor Doyle, Ian Kahn, Mary Stewart Sullivan, Madisyn Shipman and January Lavoy to the company.

Further casting still to be announced.

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 to 8 Nov 2009. The play transferred to the West End's Noel Coward Theatre in Jan 2010.

Inspired by real-life events and using music, dance and video, Enron explores 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 currently finds itself.

Directed by Rupert Goold, the production features scenic and costume design by Anthony Ward, lighting by Mark Henderson, music and sound by Adam Cork, video and projection by Jon Driscoll and movement by Scott Ambler.

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.

Lucy 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.

Rupert 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.

Gregory Itzin

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