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Sat., Sept. 8, 2012

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No intermission

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Recommended for children age 13+
Children 6 and under who may cry or fidget are never admitted.


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- Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times

"ALFRED MOLINA’S VOLCANIC INCARNATION of painter Mark Rothko is reason enough to rush to the Taper..."

- Bob Verini, Variety

"JONATHAN GROFF traces the trajectory of Ken’s journey from dewy-eyed diffidence to daring self-assertion with admirable clarity."
- Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times

"JOHN LOGAN’S Tony Award-winning play and Molina’s performance combine to deftly capture Rothko's ego and genius."
- Paul Hodgins, The Orange County Register

"MICHAEL GRANDAGE’S astonishing lucidity as a director never fails to impress...""
- Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times

Only scattered singles and pairs are available for the rest of the run.
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What do you see?

Behold the fury of Mark Rothko, celebrated bad boy of the art world, as powerful pigments and opinions splatter the canvases of his newly commissioned works for New York’s luxury restaurant, The Four Seasons. Paint collides with canvas live on stage, as masterpieces are born and torn down in a visceral experience that spills off the stage and forever changes the way you see red.

Alfred Molina (Art and The Cherry Orchard) reprises his critically acclaimed London and Tony Award® nominated Broadway role to rage against the art world — and occasionally his assistant, performed by Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening) — in a masterful and perspective-changing exploration into the soul of an artist.

RED won the major 2010 Tony Awards® for Director Michael Grandage, and for Best Play to John Logan (three-time Academy Award-nominee for Hugo, Gladiator and The Aviator).

YouTube video play list inspired by RED


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"Alfred Molina cuts up with Craig Ferguson"
"Mad Men loves Rothko"
"Rothko painting sells for $86 million at auction"

Free and discounted admission to MOCA

Eight paintings by Mark Rothko from MOCA’s Permanent Collection are on display during the run of RED.


Click here for details about free and discounted admission to MOCA, just two blocks from the Mark Taper Forum. 


  • The Donmar Warehouse
    production of
    Red by
    John Logan
  • Directed by
    Michael Grandage
  • Scenic and Costume Design by
    Christopher Oram
  • Lighting Design by
    Neil Austin
  • Sound Design by
    Adam Cork
  • Jonathan Groff
  • Alfred Molina

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Alfred Molina's interview on KCRW's "The Treatment."

CBS checks out Red with Alfred Molina and Jonathan Groff.

Audio Podcasts with the creative team

The creative team delves into the dark and fascinating world of Red with CTG’s Diane Rodriguez.

  • Listen to the full .mp3 podcast (approx. 60mins)

Or, listen to the interviews one at a time.

Note: To download, right-click and SaveAs.



7/20/2012 Red Program pdf
4/5/2012 Cast is Set for Red at the Taper doc