Sunday, May 16, 2010

Fri, May 21 @ 5 P.M: John Logan: RED (7 Tony Award nominations, including Best Play). Discussion and Book Signing (FREE) at The Drama Book Shop

Logan will talk about his history as a writer, about how Red came to be and take questions from the audience. A book signing will follow.

John Logan has written 14 plays including Never the Sinner, Hauptmann: Speaking in Tongues; Scorched Earth and Riverview. His new adaptation of Ibsen's The Master Builder appeared on the West End in 2003. He is a member of the Victory Gardens Theatre Playwright Ensemble. Logan's work as a screenwriter includes Sweeney Todd (Golden Globe award); The Aviator (Oscar, Golden Globe and WGA nominations); Gladiator (Oscar, Golden Globe and WGA nominations); The Last Samurai; Any Given Sunday, and RKO 281 (WGA award, Emmy nomination).

About RED:
Master American expressionist Mark Rothko has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art, a series of murals for New York’s famed Four Seasons Restaurant. In the two fascinating years that follow, Rothko works feverishly with his young assistant, Ken, in his studio on the Bowery. But when Ken gains the confidence to challenge him, Rothko faces the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could also become his undoing.

Raw and provocative, with groundbreaking performances, Red is a searing portrait of an artist's ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting.

About the Broadway Production:
Starring Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne, and directed by Michael Gandage, RED is playing on Broadway, at the Golden Theater, through June 27. The production received 7 Tony Award nominations, the most of any new play this season

Red: A New Play
by John Logan


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