Donmar play about Rothko to Golden Theater in April
Producers of the well-reviewed London play “Red” have confirmed a spring Broadway bow, with the legiter opening at the Golden Theater in April for a 15-week run.
Thesps Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne reprise their roles in the Donmar Warehouse production helmed by Donmar a.d. Michael Grandage.
Two-hander about painter Mark Rothko will rep the Main Stem debut of playwright John Logan, whose screenwriting credits including “Gladiator,” “The Aviator” and “Sweeney Todd.”
For the Broadway incarnation of “Red,” more than 60 tickets per perf will be sold for $25 each in a nod to the Donmar’s mission to increase the accessibility of theater.
“Red” will be the second Donmar production this season imported to the Rialto by Arielle Tepper Madover, the producer who has a first-look deal with the London troupe. In the fall her transfer of the Donmar’s Jude Law topliner “Hamlet” (also directed by Grandage) logged strong sales and recouped in about six weeks.
“Red” centers on a 1958 commission for Rothko (Molina) to create murals for a Four Seasons hotel in Gotham. Redmayne appears as Rothko’s assistant.
Christopher Oram designs the production, with lights by Neil Austin and music and sound design by Adam Cork.
“Red,” which plays at the Donmar through Feb. 6, begins previews March 11 ahead of an April 1 opening.