White-collar crime is The Thing, apparently! The Broadway opening of Enron on Tuesday night drew the star wattage of Alec Baldwin, Claire Danes (with partner Hugh Dancy), Woody Allen (with partner Soon-Yi), Chris Noth, James Van Der Beek and the dude who plays Tripp on Gossip Girl. Crushable spotted Alec talking to a female friend in the lobby near the bathrooms, while a long line of older white-haired gentlemen stared at the husky actor all too adoringly — mancrush alert! Meanwhile, Dawson — er James — hovered nearby during intermission, and Mr. Big — yes, we mean Chris– looked tall and well-groomed, possibly in physical preparation for the incoming media blitz of Sex And The City 2.
Was it lost on him that he ALSO portrays a white-collar criminal on CBS’ The Good Wife? Back to Enron: The production, which launched to rave reviews in London, has received mixed criticism in New York; the talented cast showcases Norbert Leo Butz as wily CEO Jeff Skilling and Gregory Itzin as company founder Ken Lay, two infamous men at the center of one of history’s biggest corporate fraud acts that left countless Enron employees with nothing after they invested everything in the company. Turns out there was a shadow operation that hid Enron’s billion-dollar debt — we don’t know much about business, but we know you don’t do that. At curtain call, Alec and other stars stood up for a standing ovation; one of these days, he should get on stage for Jack Donaghy: The Musical, with Book and Lyrics by Liz Lemon. We’d totally see that.