• Produced by Arielle Tepper Madover
  • Starring Alfred Molina| Eddie Redmayne
  • Written by John Logan
  • Directed by Michael Grandage

"There is only one thing I fear in life, my friend... One day the black will swallow the red."

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.

A moving and compelling account of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century whose struggle to accept his growing riches and praise became his ultimate undoing.

As part of the Donmar's & Mrs. Madovers commitment to greater accessibility more than 60 tickets priced at $25 were made available at every performance.

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  • Written by
    John Logan
  • Directed by
    Michael Grandage
  • Production Design
    Christopher Oram
  • Lighting Design
    Neil Austin
  • Composer/Sound Design
    Adam Cork
  • Casting
    Anne McNulty
  • Associate Direction
    Paul Hart
  • Associate Lighting Design
    Rob Halliday
    Pamela Kupper
  • Associate Costume Design
    Barry Doss
  • Associate Sound Design
    Chris Cronin


  • Mark Rothko
    Alfred Molina
  • Ken
    Eddie Redmayne
  • Mark Rothko (Understudy)
    Stephen Rowe
  • Ken (Understudy)
    Gabriel Ebert

Show Information

  • Preview Date
    March 9, 2010
  • Opening Date
    March 30, 2010
  • Closing Date
    June 25, 2010
  • Location
    Golden Theatre
    252 West 45th Street
    New York, NY
  • Drama League Award
    Award for Outstanding Play (Winner)
  • Drama Desk Award
    Distinguished Production of a Play (Winner)
    Distinguished Performance - Alfred Molina (Winner)
  • Tony Award®
    Best Play
    Best Featured Actor in a Play - Eddie Redmaye (Winner)
    Best Direction (Winner)
    Best Scenic Design (Winner)
    Best Lighting (Winner)
    Best Sound Design (Winner)


Eddie Redmayne & Alfred Molina are Superb.

Bloomberg News

A Thrilling Production!

International Herald Tribune

John Logan's stunning new play is the most compelling drama I've seen all year.

Chicago Tribune