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In 1958, abstract expressionist Mark Rothko began painting his vast canvasses for the exclusive Four Seasons restaurant. It will be the culmination of his art: a series of sublime expanses of red – landscapes to be lost in, seas to be submerged in. These works will form the biggest commission of the modern art world, but will they be his undoing?

Following a sell-out London season and a Broadway run that saw Red win six Tony Awards, Colin Friels will take on the role of Rothko in this searing portrait of the tormented artist.

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Key Photography by Earl Carter, Production Photography by Pam Kleeman.
Season Launch Video by Josh Burns, Rehearsal Video by Adam Bostock.

Red premiered at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre, London (3 December 2009). Michael Grandage, Artistic Director. Original Broadway production produced by Arielle Tepper Madover, Stephanie P. McClelland, Matthew Byam Shaw, Neal Street Productions, Fox Theatricals, Ruth Hendel/Barbara Whitman, Philip Hagemann/Murray Rosenthal and the Donmar Warehouse.

Colin Friels

Colin Friels

Artwork for André de Vanny

André de Vanny

Artwork for Jill Johanson

Jill Johanson