RED to Close on Schedule, Ends Run Today /27

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RED, the biggest Tony Award-winner of the season, ends its strictly limited engagement on Sunday, June 27 at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). The production will have played 101 performances and 22 previews.

RED won six 2010 Tony Awards for Best Play, Best Director (Michael Grandage), Best Featured Actor (Eddie Redmayne), Best Set (Christopher Oram), Best Lighting (Neil Austin) and Best Sound Design (Adam Cork). The production is also the winner of three Drama Desk Awards, including Best Play and Best Director, and the Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Awards for Best Play.

RED, a new American play by John Logan about the master of twentieth century abstract impressionism, Mark Rothko, opened on Broadway on Thursday, April 1 at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). Previews began on Thursday, March 11.

RED stars Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne, who created their roles in the world premiere production at the Donmar. The production is directed by Donmar artistic director Michael Grandage. RED marks playwright Logan's Broadway debut.

Eddie Redmayne is appearing with the permission of Actors' Equity Association. The producers gratefully acknowledge Actors' Equity Association for its assistance to this production.

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.

The production is designed by Christopher Oram, with lighting design by Neil Austin. Composer and sound designer is Adam Cork.

Tickets ($126.50-$25) are available through Telecharge.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.

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