Enron play to close on Broadway

Stephen Kunken perform with actors wearing raptor masks in Enron Enron was nominated for four Tony awards, but not in any of the main categories

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A British play about the collapse of Enron is to close on Broadway after just 15 performances and 22 previews.

It is thought the show, which is ending on Sunday, is folding with a loss of up to $4m (£2.6m).

Lucy Prebble's production premiered at the Chichester Festival Theatre last year to good reviews, before later moving to the West End.

But when it opened in New York last month, the critics were unenthusiastic.

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The truth is that nobody knows why Enron didn't cut it on Broadway”

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It failed to receive any nods in the main categories such as best play.

Despite positive reviews in the UK, the US critics did not share in their praise of the production, which was shown at the Broadhurst Theater.

Ben Brantley of The New York Times called it a "flashy but laboured economics lesson".

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