BWW TV: RED Honors The Actors Fund
RED, currently playing at The Golden Theatre on Broadway starring Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne, dedicated a special 7:00pm performance on June 20,2010 to The Actors Fund, granting proceeds to the fund in support of their programs and services. BroadwayWorld brings you Alfred Molina's curtain speech below.
The Actor's Fund is a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment. The Fund is a safety net, providing programs and services for those who are in need, crisis or transition. Social services programs include Entertainment Assistance Program, Seniors and Disabled, HIV/AIDS Initiative, The Dancers Resource, and Howel Emergency Life Project, among others. The Fund additionally offers services in health insurance, employment and career counseling, and housing. For more information on The Actor's Fund, visit www.actorsfund.org.
RED, a new American play by John Logan about the master of twentieth century abstract impressionism, Mark Rothko, opened Thursday, April 1 at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). The production plays a limited run through Sunday, June 27.
RED received seven Tony Award nominations, including Best Play, Best Actor in a Play (Alfred Molina), Best Featured Actor in a Play (Eddie Redmayne), Best Director of a Play (Michael Grandage), Best Set Design of a Play (Christopher Oram), Best Lighting Design of a Play (Neil Austin) and Best Sound Design of a Play (Adam Cork). RED has also been nominated for seven Drama Desk Awards, including Best Play, two Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Play and three Drama League Awards, including Best Play.
As part of the Donmar's commitment to greater accessibility, producer Arielle Tepper Madover has announced that more than 60 tickets priced at $25 will be available at every performance through Telecharge.com and the Golden Theatre box office.
RED is set in 1958 as New York artist Mark Rothko (Alfred Molina) has received the art world's largest commission to create a series of murals for The Four Seasons restaurant in the new Seagram building on Park Avenue. Under the watchful gaze of his young assistant, Ken (Eddie Redmayne) and the threatening presence of a new generation of artists, Rothko faces his greatest challenge yet: to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting. RED is a moving and compelling account of one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, whose struggle to accept his growing riches and praise became his ultimate undoing.
RED opened December 8, 2009 at the Donmar. The production was nominated for three 2010 Olivier Awards, including Best Play, with Eddie Redmayne winning the award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
Tickets ($116.50-$25) are available throughTelecharge.com by phone at 212-239-6200 or online at www.telecharge.com. Performances are Tuesday at 7:00 PM, Wednesday- Saturday at 8:00 PM with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00, Sunday at 3:00 PM.
For more information, visit www.RedOnBroadway.com.