(Doing our best to bring you John Simon's reviews of plays he actually liked, this article appeared on Bloomberg, 4/2.)

Mark Rothko Disses Expense-Account Crowd in ‘Red’: John Simon

Finally a truly intelligent play on Broadway: American writer John Logan’s “Red,” in a production from London’s Donmar Warehouse, with two superb English actors, Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne, briskly directed by artistic director, Michael Grandage.

Set in the late 1950s, it concerns Mark Rothko’s painting the prototypes of the murals for the elite Four Seasons restaurant in the Seagram Building designed by Mies van der Rohe.


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