Is John Logan's Red Heading to Broadway's Golden Theatre?

News   Is John Logan's Red Heading to Broadway's Golden Theatre?
John Logan's Red, which is currently making its world premiere at London's Donmar Warehouse, may be headed to Broadway.
Red stars Eddie Redmayne and Alfred Molina
Red stars Eddie Redmayne and Alfred Molina Photo by Hugo Glendinning

The New York Post reports that the production, which stars Alfred Molina, will open in New York in the spring. Molina, according to the New York daily, will re-create his performance as expressionist painter Mark Rothko for Broadway audiences.

Philip J. Smith, the Chairman of the Shubert Organization, told the New York Times that Red will play the Golden Theatre, and he is "quite optimistic" that the production will arrive on Broadway in the spring.

An official press announcement about a New York production has yet to be made.

Red, which continues to Feb. 6 in London, is described in press materials as "a moving and compelling account of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, whose struggle to accept his growing riches and praise became his ultimate undoing. Under the watchful gaze of his young assistant and the threatening presence of a new generation of artists, Rothko takes on his greatest challenge yet: to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting."

Logan's previous plays include Never the Sinner, Hauptmann, Speaking in Tongues, Scorched Earth and Riverview. His new adaptation of Ibsen's The Master Builder was seen in the West End in 2003. As a screenwriter, his work includes "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" (Golden Globe Award), "The Aviator," "Gladiator," "The Last Samurai," "Any Given Sunday" and "RKO 281" (WGA Award). Molina's New York theatre credits include Howard Katz and Molly Sweeney (both for the Roundabout Theater Company in New York), The Cherry Orchard (Mark Taper Forum, LA), Fiddler on the Roof and Art (both Broadway). He was last seen on the London stage in a National Theatre production of Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana in 1992, and the original London production of David Mamet's Speed the Plow, also at the National Theatre, in 1989. His films include "The Lodger," "The Da Vinci Code," "As You Like It," "Spiderman II," "Frida," "Chocolat," "Magnolia," "Boogie Nights," "Anna Karenina," "An Enchanted April", "Prick Up Your Ears" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark".

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