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“Red” | Broadway’s Best | GREAT PERFORMANCES | Friday, November 15 at 9


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Great Performances: Red

Premieres Friday, November 15 at 9 p.m. on PBS, pbs.org/gperf and the PBS Video app

 

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Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch in RED by Logan. Writer – John Logan, Director – Michael Grandage, Designer – Christopher Oram, Wyndhams Theatre, London, UK, Credit: Johan Persson

Award-winning stage and screen actor Alfred Molina reprises his critically acclaimed performance as the American abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko in playwright John Logan’s Tony Award-winning 2010 play Red. Under the watchful gaze of his young assistant—and the growing competitive presence of a new generation of artists—Rothko takes on his greatest career challenge yet: to create a definitive series of paintings for the Philip Johnson-designed Four Seasons restaurant in architect Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Seagram Building. Molina is joined by rising star Alfred Enoch (How to Get Away With Murder) as Rothko’s assistant Ken. Original Broadway director Michael Grandage returns to direct this 2018 West End revival, the first U.K. production since the play’s 2009 world premiere at the Donmar Warehouse.

Painter on floor on knees looking up
Alfred Enoch in RED by John Logan Writer – John Logan, Director – Michael Grandage, Designer – Christopher Oram, Wyndhams Theatre, London, UK, Credit: Johan Persson

Red is part of Great Performances’ third annual “Broadway’s Best” lineup of acclaimed theatrical productions, premiering Fridays, November 1-29 at 9 p.m. on PBS, pbs.org/gperf and the PBS Video app. PBS station members can view the entire Great Performances “Broadway’s Best” lineup beginning November 1 via Passport.  Click here to join WOUB Passport and have access to streaming content today!

 

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Alfred Molina in Red . Photo by Johan Persson 4 RED by Logan. Writer – John Logan, Director – Michael Grandage, Designer – Christopher Oram, Wyndhams Theatre, London, UK, Credit: Johan Persson

Credits

For Great Performances: Bill O’Donnell is series producer and David Horn is executive producer. For Red: Written by John Logan and directed for the stage by Michael Grandage.  A Michael Grandage Company Production in association with THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET, directed for the screen by Nick Morris and produced by Austin Shaw.