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Broadway Drama

Previews  March 11 2010
Opens  April 1 2010

Running Time  1 hr 30 mins | no intermission

Tickets  $25 to $116.50

Prices do not include any taxes, service charges or other charges

Order at  Telecharge 212-239-6200 | Outside NY Metro Area 800-432-7250

Advisory  Might not be appropriate for children under 13
Restrictions  Children 4 years old and younger not permitted









    2:00P     2:00P 3:00P
  7:00P 8:00P 8:00P 8:00P 8:00P  

No Performances 

Added Performances 

Actors Fund Performance  Jun 20th 7:00P

Curtain Changes 

Arielle Tepper Madover

John Logan author
Michael Grandage director

Christopher Oram costume design

Neil Austin lighting design

Christopher Oram scenic design

Adam Cork sound design

Opening Night Cast    
Alfred Molina Mark Rothko  
Eddie Redmayne Ken  


In 1958 Mark Rothko received the commission to produce a series of murals for the Four Seasons Restaurant in New York City's Seagram Building. Though rising in prominence in the United States, the artist had not yet met with total acceptance and his work had entered somewhat of a "darker" period. The play explores Rothko's attempt "to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting" as he feels best by the "threatening presence of a new generation of artists."

A Bit of Background

As the commission subsequently played out, it's quite surprising that Rothko excepted it in the first place. There is informed supposition from events and comments of that period that Rothko either never planned to complete the murals or, if he did, that they would be installed for they would be "something that will ruin the appetite of every son-of-a-bitch who ever eats in that room. If the restaurant would refuse to put up my murals, that would be the ultimate compliment."

In the end, Rothko refused to have the murals installed and returned the advance.

The Road to Broadway

The show was rumored to be coming to Broadway in Spring 2010 before its two-month run at London's Donmar Warehouse from December 2009 to February 2010 ended. It didn't take long to make it happen


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