RED by John Logan – Winner of the 2010 Tony Award – May 1- 10, 2015.
RED is a searing portrait of master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko, who has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art. In his studio, surrounded by his unfinished canvases for the new Seagram Building, Rothko is already well inside the paintings. In the two fascinating years that follow, Rothko works with his young assistant Ken, who gains the confidence to challenge Rothko to face the possibility that his crowning achievement could also become his undoing. RED is an eloquent entertainment obsessed with both the madness and the grandeur of a great artist playing for keeps.
“John Logan sends American abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko into battle with his demons in this electrifying play of ideas, and the artist’s howls are pure music.” - Variety
“Intense and Exciting … a portrait of an angry and brilliant mind that asks you to feel the shape and texture of thoughts …” - The New York Times