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Red - 2010 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

From the Donmar Warehouse in London - which brought you Frost/Nixon, Mary Stuart and this season's Hamlet with Jude Law - comes the thrilling new American play, Red. This critically acclaimed, 90-minute drama comes direct from a sold-out run in London, starring two-time Tony Award nominee Alfred Molina and breakthrough British star Eddie Redmayne.



Master American expressionist Mark Rothko has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art. But when his young assistant gains the confidence to challenge him, Rothko faces the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could also become his undoing. Raw and provocative, with ground-breaking performances, Red is a searing portrait of an artist's ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting.



Written by Academy Award nominee John Logan (The Aviator, Gladiator) and directed by Olivier winner and Tony Award nominee Michael Grandage (Frost/Nixon, Hamlet), Red is an award-winning production coming direct to Broadway, offering a moving and compelling account of an artist's struggle for integrity amidst fame and self-doubt.

History:

Original Production
Run Type:Limited Run
Market:Broadway
Previews: March 11, 2010
(22 preview
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Closing:June 27, 2010

Running Time:

1 hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission

John Golden Theatre (Broadway)

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252 West 45th St.
New York,NY

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Featured Reviews For Red


Red - The Hollywood Reporter
Adopting an impeccable American accent, Molina is absolutely superb as the Russia-born Rothko, anchoring the proceedings with a ferocious intensity that never wavers. In a role that at first seems underwritten, Redmayne shines as well, especially late in the play, when his character dares to confront his employer about the hypocrisy of creating his works for an environment in which people will barely even bother to look at them.

Red. - Variety
Red" may be all talk and no action -- but what talk! Scribe John Logan sends American abstract impressionist painter Mark Rothko into battle with his demons in this electrifying play of ideas, and the artist's howls are pure music. Alfred Molina is majestic as Rothko, defying the future he reads in the face of Eddie Redmayne, who holds his own as Rothko's young assistant. Although Michael Grandage's muscular production was trucked in from the Donmar Warehouse, where it preemed last year and was nommed for three Olivier Awards, the show feels as if it's come home to Broadway.


 



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by Michael Dale - March 24, 2013
The shorthand response for why the original production of It's a Bird… It's a Plane… It's Superman only managed to eke out a three and a half month run on Broadway has traditionally been that the show opened during a newspaper strike.
by Ben Peltz - September 27, 2012
Sophie's choice was a casual coin flip compared with decision forced upon a young mother in Alexander Dinelaris' drama recalling the Ottoman Empire's Armenian genocide, Red Dog Howls.  As a 91-year-old grandmother enduring life with the memory of a horrific confrontation with three sadistic Turks, Kathleen Chalfant gives an extraordinarily convincing performance balancing pain and dark humor, climaxing with an agonizing scene where she reveals a sickening secret.  But Chalfant's performance, certainly worth remembering when award season comes along, is all the production has to recommend.
by Ben Peltz - April 14, 2012
“Are you the great white hope?” a Boston sports reporter asks the Indiana-grown college star newly acquired by the home team; a player expected to help his suspiciously pale-hued group of teammates win basketball championships.
by Ben Peltz - January 21, 2012
In these days of ever-shrinking Broadway orchestras, it's rather refreshing to walk into a cabaret room and find that seats have been removed from an otherwise sold-out house in order to fit a nine-piece musical ensemble.
by Ben Peltz - September 29, 2011
Whether you view first-time playwright Jeff Talbot's The Submission as satire, a cautionary tale, a commentary on American race relations, an offensively naïve creation of some crazy white guy or a reaction to the recent controversy regarding Porgy and Bess might depend on how willing you are to accept its basic premise:
by BWW News Desk - October 22, 2010
Director Michael Grandage, designer Christopher Oram and lighting designer Neil Austin - the creative team responsible for Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) new production of Puccini's Madame Butterfly - swept the prestigious Tony Awards Sunday night in New York City with six awards for their Broadway production of John Logan's Red.
by BWW News Desk - June 27, 2010
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.
by Robert Diamond - June 25, 2010
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.
by Jessica Lewis - June 21, 2010
The Donmar Warehouse production of RED has recouped its $2.25 million production costs as of the week ending June 20, 2010, officially entering the hit column. The production, the biggest Tony Award-winner of the 2009-2010 season, ends its strictly limited engagement on Sunday, June 27 at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street), playing 101 performances and 22 previews.
by BWW News Desk - June 20, 2010
RED, currently playing at The Golden Theatre on Broadway and starring Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne, will dedicate 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.
by Robert Diamond - June 17, 2010
If you missed the online broadcast of the pre-televised 2010 Tony Awards ceremony, honoring the best in Creative Arts on Broadway in the 2009-2010 season, here is your chance to watch the award presentations! Courtesy of TonyAwards.com, BroadwayWorld is bringing you the presentations to all of the 2010 Creative Arts Tony Award winners and honorary Tony Award recipients Alan Ayckbourn, Marian Seldes, David Hyde Pierce and the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.
by Robert Diamond - June 17, 2010
If you missed the online broadcast of the pre-televised 2010 Tony Awards ceremony, honoring the best in Creative Arts on Broadway in the 2009-2010 season, here is your chance to watch the award presentations! Courtesy of TonyAwards.com, BroadwayWorld is bringing you the presentations to all of the 2010 Creative Arts Tony Award winners and honorary Tony Award recipients Alan Ayckbourn, Marian Seldes, David Hyde Pierce and the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.
by Gabrielle Sierra - June 16, 2010
Director Michael Grandage, designer Christopher Oram and lighting designer Neil Austin - the creative team responsible for Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) new production of Puccini's Madame Butterfly - swept the prestigious Tony Awards Sunday night in New York City with six awards for their Broadway production of John Logan's Red.
by Nicolas Coburn - June 16, 2010
RED, the biggest Tony Award-winner of the season, is now in its final two weeks on Broadway. The show's strictly limited engagement ends on Sunday, June 27 at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). The production will have played 101 performances and 22 previews.
by Robert Diamond - June 15, 2010
Broadway Beat was backstage at the 2010 Tony Awards talking to ALL the winners right after they won! Here, host Richard Ridge talks to John Logan, author of RED, which recieved the 2010 Tony Award for Best Play.
by Robert Diamond - June 14, 2010
Broadway Beat was backstage at the 2010 Tony Awards talking to ALL the winners right after they won! Here, host Richard Ridge talks to Michael Grandage, recipient of the 2010 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for RED.

Red Frequently Asked Questions

What Tony Awards has Red been nominated for?
Best Play , Best Direction of a Play for Michael GrandageBest Lighting Design of a Play for Neil Austin and Best Scenic Design of a Play for Christopher Oram.

What Tony Awards has Red won?
Best Play, Best Direction of a Play for Michael Grandage Best Lighting Design of a Play for Neil Austin and Best Scenic Design of a Play for Christopher Oram.

What other awards has Red been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Michael Grandage, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Neil Austin, Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Christopher Oram, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Alred Molina, Distinguished Production of a Play (Drama League Awards)John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for John Logan and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Eddie Redmayne.

What other awards has Red won?
Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Michael Grandage, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Neil Austin, Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Christopher Oram Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Alred Molina and Distinguished Production of a Play (Drama League Awards) John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for John Logan Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Eddie Redmayne.

What awards has Red been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Michael Grandage, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Neil Austin, Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Christopher Oram, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Alred Molina, Distinguished Production of a Play (Drama League Awards)John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for John Logan and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Eddie Redmayne.

What awards has Red won?
Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Michael Grandage, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Neil Austin, Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Christopher Oram Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Alred Molina and Distinguished Production of a Play (Drama League Awards) John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for John Logan Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Eddie Redmayne.

What productions of Red have there been?
Red has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 2010 and West End which opened in 2018.