MICHAEL GRANDAGE’S AWARD WINNING PRODUCTION OF RED STREAMED BY NEW VIEWING PLAYFORM STAGE2VIEW
Michael Granadge’s award-winning production of John Logan’s Tony Award-winning play Red is currently available via new streaming platform Stage2View – a venture created by Austin Shaw with Joshua Andrews and Stuart Galbraith of Kilimanjaro Theatricals. Alfred Molina reprises the role of Mark Rothko, which he first created at the Donmar Warehouse in 2009, and is joined by Alfred Enoch as his assistant Ken.
Filmed at the Wyndham’s Theatre, where it ran in 2018, the production is based on Grandage’s original Donmar Warehouse production, that went on to win six Tony Awards including for Best Play and Best Direction of a Play. The filmed version was released in cinemas in the UK and USA, but is now available worldwide via: https://stage2view.com/. Red is initially available at the introductory cost of £4.99/ US $5.99 / €5.99 for a 48-hour rental.
“Exhilarating. A modern classic” Daily Telegraph
Michael Grandage said today, “Red was one of the most fulfilling theatrical experiences of my career and I’m thrilled that audiences will forever be able to see Alfred Molina’s defining performance as Mark Rothko. 2020 has shown us all the importance of theatre’s digital offering and this will be a key part of MGC’s commitment to audiences moving forward.”
Under the watchful gaze of his young assistant, and the threatening presence of a new generation of artists, Mark Rothko takes on his greatest challenge yet: to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting.
Red reunited John Logan and Michael Grandage following Peter and Alice with Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw which formed part of MGC’s inaugural season in the West End in 2013, and their feature film Genius.
John Logan is a playwright and screenwriter. His numerous plays include Peter and Alice, Never the Sinner, Hauptmann, Speaking in Tongues, Scorched Earth and Riverview; as well as the book for Moulin Rouge. His adaptation of The Master Builder was in the West End in 2003. For television, his work includes Penny Dreadful. As a three-time Academy Award nominated screenwriter, his work includes Alien Covenant, Spectre, Genius, Noah, Lincoln, Skyfall, Hugo, Rango, Coriolanus, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Golden Globe Award), The Aviator, Gladiator, The Last Samurai, Any Given Sunday and RKO 281 (WGA Award).
Alfred Enoch plays Ken. For theatre his work includes Crave (Chichester Festival Theatre), What a Carve Up! (online coproduction between The Barn Theatre, Lawrence Batley Theatre and New Wolsey Theatre), Tree (Young Vic), King Lear (Royal Exchange Manchester), Coriolanus (Donmar Warehouse), Timon of Athens, Antigone (National Theatre). For television, his credits include Foundation, Trust Me, Troy, How To Get Away with Murder, Sherlock and Broadchurch; and for film, Tigers, Medida Provisoria, and Enoch played Dean Thomas across seven of the eight Harry Potter films.
Alfred Molina plays Mark Rothko. His most recent theatre work includes The Father (Pasadena Playhosue), A Long Day’s Journey into Night (Geffen Playhouse) and No More Shall We Part (Williamstown Theatre Festival). He first starred in Red at the Donmar Warehouse in 2009, which later transferred to Broadway and for which he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Play. His other theatre work includes Fiddler on The Roof (Minskoff Theatre – Tony Award nomination), Art (Royale Theatre – Tony Award nomination), Molly Sweeney (Roundabout Theater – Outer Circle Critics’ Award for Most Outstanding Debut Performance), The Cherry Orchard (Mark Taper Forum), The Night of Iguana, Speed the Plow (National Theatre), Serious Money (Royal Court Theatre), Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay! (Criterion Theatre), Oklahoma! (Palace Theatre) and The Taming of the Shrew (RSC). For television, his work includes I’m Dying Up Here, Angie Tribeca, Bette and Joan (Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor), Close to the Enemy, Sister Cities, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, The Normal Heart (Emmy nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor), Show Me a Hero, Monday Mornings, Roger and Val Have Just Got In, Law and Order: LA and The Life and Times of Tim; and for film, Love is Strange, The Pink Panther 2, An Education, The Lodger, Spider-Man 2, The Da Vinci Code, Silk, Frida, Chocolat, Magnolia, As You Like It, The Hoax, Anna Karenina, Boogie Nights, Species, Maverick, The Perez Family, Hideaway and Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Michael Grandage is Artistic Director of the Michael Grandage Company in London. For the company he directed Henry V, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Peter and Alice and Privates on Parade, Dawn French: 30 Million Minutes Photograph 51, Red, The Lieutenant of Inishmore and the feature film Genius with Colin Firth. He was Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse (2002–2012) and Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres (2000–05). He is the recipient of Tony, Drama Desk, Olivier, Evening Standard, Critics’ Circle and South Bank Awards. He has been awarded Honorary Doctorates by the University of London, Sheffield University and Sheffield Hallam University and is President of Central School of Speech and Drama. He was appointed CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2011. His book, A Decade At The Donmar, was published by Constable & Robins in 2012. His work for the Donmar Warehouse includes directing Eddie Redmayne in Richard II, Felicity Jones in Luise Miller, Derek Jacobi in King Lear, Red (also New York, Tony and Drama Desk Awards Best Director), Jude Law in Hamlet (also Elsinore and New York), Ivanov (Evening Standard and Critics Circle Award Best Director), Madame de Sade, Twelfth Night, The Chalk Garden (Evening Standard and Critics Circle Awards Best Director), Don Juan in Soho, Frost/Nixon (also Gielgud, New York, USA tour, Tony Nomination Award for Best Director), Othello (Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle Awards for Best Director), The Wild Duck (Critics Circle Award Best Director), Guys and Dolls (Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production), Grand Hotel (Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production and Evening Standard Award Best Director), The Cut, After Miss Julie, Caligula (Olivier Award Best Director), Merrily We Roll Along (Evening Standard Award Best Director), Passion Play (Evening Standard Award and Critics Circle Award for Best Director). For Sheffield Theatres he directed many productions including Don Carlos (Evening Standard Award Best Director). He mostly recently directed Disney’s Frozen on Broadway and in Australia, with a new production for London opening next Spring at the newly restored Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
MICHAEL GRANDAGE COMPANY
MGC is a london based production company that produces work across all media, nationally and internationally. The company has also established a general management service and looks after a select group of creative practitioners.
Since launching in 2012 their work includes Privates on Parade with Simon Russell Beale, Peter and Alice with Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw, The Cripple of Inishmaan with Daniel Radcliffe, A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Sheridan Smith and David Walliams and Henry V with Jude Law as part of a year-long season at the Noel Coward Theatre, Dawn French: 30 Million Minutes (national and international tour and West End), The Dazzle with Andrew Scott (Found111), Photograph 51 with Nicole Kidman (Noel Coward Theatre), Hughie with Forest Whitaker (Broadway), currently Labour of Love with Martin Freeman and Tamsin Greig (Noel Coward Theatre), Red with Alfred Enoch and Alfred Molina (Wyndham’s Theatre) and The Lieutenant of Inishmore with Aidan Turner (Noel Coward Theatre); and the feature film Genius with Colin Firth, Jude Law and Nicole Kidman.