Readying For Broadway’s Red
Red focuses on the life of the provocative painter Mark Rothko. The production comes from the celebrated Donmar Warehouse, and stars Alfred Molina as Rothko.
To celebrate the show, we offer this small gallery of other plays about painters, paintings, and the people who love them from our February Issue of Broadway Magazine.
Sunday In The Park With George- Stephen Sondheim’s sublime musical consideration of life and art begins with a painting by pointillist George Seurat.
ART is Yasmina Reza’s Tony Award winning play about a modern work of art and the havoc a painting creates in the lives of three men.
Vincent In Brixton is a Nicholas Wright play about the early days of Vincent Van Gogh which was a hit in London and at Lincoln Center.
Vincent is another Vincent Van Gogh play, which is built upon the artists friendship with his brother written by Leonard Nimoy. Paint long and prosper.
Six Degrees Of Separation is John Guare’s inspired play even includes a Rothko of its own.
Impressionism wowed Broadway last season visually. Unfortunately, the play was not as strong as the art work it presented.
After Magritte and Artist Descending a Staircase both by Tom Stoppard summon the spirit of Rene Magritte and Marcel Duchamp respectively and respectfully…in a Stoppard way. Remember, ceci n’est pas une list.
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