Enron: Marin Mazzie to play Enron Vice President

Three-time Tony Award Nominee Marin Mazzie ('Kiss Me, Kate,' 'Passion,' 'Ragtime') will play Enron Vice President 'Claudia Roe' 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.

Having most recently starred on Broadway and in London's West End as the 'Lady of the Lake' in Monty Python's 'Spamalot,' Mazzie received Tony nominations for her performance as 'Lilli/Katharine' in the revival of 'Kiss Me, Kate,' and later received an Olivier Award nomination when she made her West End debut in the show. Other Broadway credits include: 'Ragtime' (Tony nomination), 'Passion' (Tony nomination), 'Man of La Mancha,' 'Into the Woods,' 'Big River,' and 'Out of this World' and 'Kismet' (Encores!).

Mazzie joins the previously announced Norbert Leo Butz, Stephen Kunken, Gregory Itzin, Noah Weisberg, Rightor Doyle, Ian Kahn, Mary Stewart Sullivan, Madisyn Shipman and January Lavoy.

Additional casting will be announced shortly.

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.

Marin Mazzie

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