Randy Harrison and Bob Ari Will See Red at the George Street Playhouse
By Andrew Gans
Casting has been announced for the George Street Playhouse's upcoming production of the Tony-winning John Logan play Red, which will begin performances at the New Jersey venue Jan. 31.
Directed by Anders Cato, the production will officially open Feb. 3 for a limited engagement through Feb. 26.
A co-production with Cleveland Playhouse, the cast will feature Bob Ari (Broadway’s Frost/Nixon) as Rothko and Randy Harrison (Broadway’s Wicked, Showtime’s "Queer as Folk") as Ken.
“I cannot think of a better director for the marvelous play than Anders Cato,” said George Street Playhouse artistic director David Saint in a statement. “In addition, I am thrilled to welcome two accomplished actors to our stage for the first time, Bob Ari and Randy Harrison. This combination of director and cast is sure to result in a remarkable evening of theatre.”
"Lit from within and fueled by the passion of their creator, Mark Rothko’s Seagrams Murals are powerful paintings of crimson, maroon and black that were intended to hang in a building designed by architectural titans. But when a new assistant enters his studio, Rothko finds himself reconsidering the future of his works as he is confronted by the rise of the next generation," according to the George Street Playhouse.
The design team for Red includes set designer Lee Savage, costume designer Jennifer Mueller and lighting designer Dan Kotlowitz. Original music for the production will be composed by sound designer Scott Killian.
For tickets call (732) 246-7717 or visit www.GSPonline.org. George Street Playhouse is located at 9 Livingston Avenue.
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