Red Is in the Black: Tony-Winning Play Recoups

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Red — John Logan's play about abstract-expressionist artist Mark Rothko and his creative passion — has recouped its entire $2.25 million investment, according to a June 21 announcement.

Red star Alfred Molina
Alfred Molina in Red Johan Persson

The production, which won six 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Play, concludes its limited run June 27 at the Golden Theatre following 101 performances and 22 previews.

"I speak for all of my partners when I say that Red has been an incredible experience," commented producer Arielle Tepper Madover. "We're thrilled to be in continued partnership with the Donmar Warehouse and so thankful to have brought John Logan's wonderful play to Broadway, in Michael Grandage's superb production featuring Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne's unforgettable performances."

"We've had wonderful experiences working on Broadway with the Donmar Warehouse productions of Frost/Nixon, Mary Stuart and Hamlet," added Michael Grandage, artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse. "But John Logan’s Red has been special and we're so thankful to see it succeed on Broadway and to have been welcomed so warmly. The Donmar looks forward to our future collaborations with Arielle Tepper Madover on Broadway."

Red won six 2010 Tony Awards for Best Play (the award goes to author John Logan and his producers), Best Direction of a Play (Michael Grandage), Best Featured Actor in a Play (Eddie Redmayne), Best Scenic Design of a Play (Christopher Oram), Best Lighting Design of a Play (Neil Austin) and Best Sound Design of a Play (Adam Cork). The production is also the winner of three Drama Desk Awards, including Best Play and Best Director, and the Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Awards for Best Play.

Red opened April 1 at the Golden Theatre, reuniting Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne, who created their roles in the world-premiere production at the Donmar Warehouse in London in fall 2009. Red marked American playwright Logan's Broadway debut. He wrote the screenplay of "Sweeney Todd," and the play Never the Sinner. Tickets ($126.50-$25) are available through, by phone at (212) 239-6200 or online at For more information, visit

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