Ticket sales are red hot for John Logan’s Red

Preview week has sold out, and eight performances have been added

If you were planning to catch John Logan’s Red at Arena Stage in its discounted preview week but don’t already have tickets, you’re out of luck. Previews through January 26th have sold out, Arena Stage announced today, and we are told, all tickets are selling quickly. 

A co-production of Arena Stage and Goodman Theatre in Chicago, where the production opened September 28th, the production stars Ed Gero, one of DC’s most highly acclaimed actors as the abstract painter Mark Rothko, and Chicago-based actor Patrick Andrews as Rothko’s assistant, under the direction of Robert Falls.

This is the first  time the play about the New York painter has been interpreted by American artists. Red, written by Chicago playwright John Logan, opened at London’s Donmar Warehouse,  moved to Broadway with Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne in the roles, where it won 6 Tony Awards. Gero and Andrews are the first American actors to play the roles.

At the height of his career, Mark Rothko struggles with a series of grand-scale paintings for the elite Four Seasons restaurant. When his new assistant challenges his artistic integrity, Rothko must confront his own demons or be crushed by the ever-changing art world he helped create.

Arena Stage has added an extra week of performances (the show is now scheduled to close March 11th) although interested patrons are advised to order tickets as early as possible. Sales continue to be brisk for the run, and Arena’s policy of dynamic pricing means prices may increase as tickets become scarce.

Red performs at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, 1101 Sixth Street, SW Washington, DC. Click here for a complete schedule of performances, or call the Sales Office at 202-488-3300.


Lorraine Treanor About Lorraine Treanor

Lorraine Treanor has been editor of DC Theatre Scene since 2006. She has produced plays and concerts in her hometown of Chicago, and twice in the Capital Fringe festival. Her daughter Nina Norris is an artist working in Chicago. Life's a blast because she shares it with writer Tim Treanor.



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