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Broadway’s RED featured in Washington Post, Newsweek and Women’s Wear Daily

RED IN THE NEWS

PRODUCTION, NOW IN PREVIEWS,

OPENS APRIL 1 AT THE GOLDEN THEATRE

The critically acclaimed Donmar Warehouse production of RED, a new American play by John Logan, is currently in previews on Broadway.  The production, starring Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne, opens April 1 at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street).  Michael Grandage directs.

The production has been in the news lately. here are some recent stories about RED on Broadway:

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Alfred Molina and Mark Rothko’s strokes of genius

Washington Post

March 28, 2010

Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne met reporter Peter Marks and photographer Bill O’Leary to visit the National Gallery of Art’s collection of Mark Rothko works.

Click here to see the complete collection of photos:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/gallery/2010/03/26/GA2010032602520.html

The Color of Money; Mark Rothko and selling out in the art world

Newsweek

Cathleen McGuigan

March 26, 2010

When Mark Rothko committed suicide in 1970, he left behind hundreds of unsold paintings. Partly, he didn’t want to flood the market, but he also found it hard to part with them. Rothko considered his artworks to be his children, and he didn’t like to send them off to live with just anybody. So he auditioned his patrons. In the early ’60s, when Jean Kennedy Smith, a sister of President Kennedy, asked to take one or two paintings home “on approval,” he refused: “It is not a matter of my pictures fitting in with something else,” he huffed. When a woman wanted to exchange a dark canvas she’d bought—it depressed her, she said—for one with bright colors, he gave back her money. One collector who did pass muster was David Rockefeller. In 1960, he bought, for less than $10,000, White Center, a painting of shimmery white and yellow bands on a luscious pink field. It hung in his office until 2007, when he sold it at Sotheby’s for $72.8 million—still the auction record for a contemporary American painting. We can only imagine how Rothko would feel about holding the high-water mark in today’s bloated art market, but it would probably drive him right up the wall.

Rothko was the last in a line of angst-ridden, soul-searching artists who had a love-hate relationship with his own success. For him, selling art was secondary to making it—in sharp contrast to the 21st-century art world, where dealers scramble to sign up the next hot young painter, fresh out of grad school, and where money is the only marker of success. Rothko couldn’t have handled that kind of career; even as a mature artist, he wrestled anew with every raw canvas. In the late 1950s, he began agonizing over his biggest commission to date: a series of murals for the new Four Seasons restaurant in the Seagram Building in Manhattan. His struggle to make those paintings forms the backdrop for Red, a 90-minute whirlwind of a play by John Logan that opens on Broadway this week. Starring Alfred Molina as the volcanic artist, the character comes off as darkly comic, cranky, arrogant, angry, self-doubting, brilliant, and monstrous—his rainbow of emotions splattering across the stage…

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http://www.newsweek.com/id/235423

True Colors: Actor Eddie Redmayne’s Broadway Debut 

Women’s Wear Daily

Vanessa Lawrence

March 25, 2010

Actor Eddie Redmayne was recently featured on the cover of Women’s Wear Daily.  He spoke to Vanessa Lawrence about starring in John Logan’s play about abstract impressionist, Mark Rothko and winning an Olivier Award for his performance.

http://www.wwd.com/wwd-publications/wwd/2010-03-25?id=3012210

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