Enron The Play Follows The Lead Of Its Namesake And Implodes
|Jeff Skilling, Andy Fastow, a character based on Sherron Watkins, and Ken Lay, as portrayed on Broadway|
The show's Facebook page announced the last performance will be this Sunday.
The show opened April 27 to decidedly mixed reviews. The producers apparently kept their fingers crossed for a lot of help from the Tony nominations, but Enron nabbed only four relatively minor nods this morning.
One of them was surprising: a nomination for Best Score. New York Times critic Ben Brantley wasn't happy with that, seeing it as an indictment of a weak year in musicals.
The tepid reaction by Broadway makes it doubtful a production of Enron will show up here in Houston anytime soon. There certainly won't be a tour, so it will be up to some local company to mount its own production.
It'll be interesting to see if there are any takers.
Update: The New York Post reports Enron investors took a $4 million loss on the production.