RED Wins Drama Desk Award for Best Original Play!

John Logan's RED is the winner of the 2010 Drama Desk Award for Best Original Play.

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.

John Logan has written 14 plays including Never the Sinner, Hauptmann: Speaking in Tongues; Scorched Earth and Riverview. His new adaptation of Ibsen's The Master Builder appeared on the West End in 2003. He is a member of the Victory Gardens Theatre Playwright Ensemble. Logan's work as a screenwriter includes Sweeney Todd (Golden Globe award); The Aviator (Oscar, Golden Globe and WGA nominations); Gladiator (Oscar, Golden Globe and WGA nominations); The Last Samurai; Any Given Sunday and RKO 281 (WGA award, Emmy nomination).

RED stars Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne. The production is directed by Donmar artistic director Michael Grandage. RED marks playwright Logan's Broadway debut.

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.

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

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 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.

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

Tickets ($116.50-$25) are available by phone at 212-239-6200 or online at 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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Photo Credit: Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

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