If you missed the acclaimed Los Angeles run of Red, starring original Tony-nominated star Alfred Molina and Broadway hunk Jonathan Groff, don't worry! The duo will star in an encore engagement for L.A. Theatre Works March 14 through 17 at the James Bridge Theatre. Directed by Rosalind Ayres, John Logan’s Tony-winning two-hander will be presented without sets or costumes and recorded for nationwide public radio broadcast. No dates have been announced for the radio broadcast at this time.
Set in 1958, Red tells the story of artist Mark Rothko (Molina), who has received the art world’s largest commission to create a series of murals for The Four Seasons restaurant in New York's Seagram building. Under the gaze of his young assistant, Ken (Groff), and the threatening presence of a new generation of artists, Rothko faces his greatest challenge yet: to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting. Red premiered at London’s Donmar Warehouse, before transferring to Broadway in 2010. The production starred Molina and Les Misérables film star Eddie Redmayne in his Broadway debut.
In addition to Red, Molina earned Tony nominations for Fiddler on the Roof and Art. His many film and TV credits include Chocolat, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Spider-Man 2, An Education, Frida, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, The Da Vinci Code and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. He currently stars on TNT's new series Monday Mornings.
Groff earned a Tony nomination for his debut performance as Melchior Gabor in Spring Awakening, before heading to the small screen as Jesse St. James on TV’s Glee. Groff’s additional theater credits include Hair, The Submission, The Bacchae, Prayer for My Enemy and The Singing Forest. After a star turn on season two of Boss, Groff recently landed the lead role on HBO's new pilot about a group of gay friends.