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RED stars on The Leonard Lopate Show Tuesday, June 1

TUNE INTO HEAR

RED’s

ALFRED MOLINA AND EDDIE REDMAYNE

ON WNYC RADIO’S “LEONARD LOPATE SHOW”

TUESDAY, JUNE 1

“INTENSE and EXCITING!

It’s impossible not to feel THRILLED!”

-Ben Brantley

Tune into hear RED’s Tony nominated Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne on WNYC Radio’s “Leonard Lopate Show” Tuesday, June 1 1:20PM – 1:40PM.  The “Leonard Lopate Show” is found at 93.9FM or on-line at www.wnyc.org

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.

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

RED has been nominated for Seven Tony Awards, including Best Play, Best Actor in a Play, Best Featured Actor in a Play, Best Director of a Play, Best Set Design, Best Lighting Design and Best Sound Design.

John Logan’s play has also been named Best Play by the Drama Desk, Outer Critic Circle, and Drama League.  Alfred Molina was recognized with the Distinguished Performance Drama League Award.  Eddie Redmayne also won the 2010 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance.  Director Michael Grandage was awarded with the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Direction of a 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 Telecharge.com 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 throughTelecharge.com by phone at 212-239-6200 or online at www.telecharge.com.   Performances are Tuesday at 7:00PM, Wednesday – Saturday at 8:00 PM with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00, Sunday at 3:00 PM.

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