Monthly Archives: September 2011

September 27, Proclaimed “PAINT THE TOWN RED DAY IN CHICAGO”


This morning will be an event where luminaries will come together at the Goodman to dip their hands in red paint and press their hand prints on a large canvas, sign their names and celebrate the opening of RED and … Continue reading

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RED: Tech Week and First Previews


The tech week began after a terrific weekend of final run-throughs in the rehearsal hall. We came into the 850 seat Albert Theater on Tuesday, moving into the dressing rooms, and getting onto the stage to get a feel, check … Continue reading

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Mark Rothko’s Birthday, Final Preview and Press Night


Today is Mark Rothko’s birthday. Born September 25, 1903. The synchronicity of his birthday falling on RED’s final preview and press night feels apt and right.  Thank you to Robert Falls, John Logan, Patrick Andrews and the brilliant design and … Continue reading

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Rothko in Britain, Whitechapel Gallery, review – Telegraph


Rothko in Britain, Whitechapel Gallery, review – Telegraph.

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RED: A Visit from John Logan, playwright, to Rehearsal


Last week we had the great good fortune of having John Logan visit our rehearsals for a run thru. We were justifiably a bit nervous.  But those nerves gave way to John’s warmth, humor,  and enthusiasm and support for our … Continue reading

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Rehearsal Photos and Vids: Miscellaneous


We had our first run through this afternoon. We made it through. Made some valuable discoveries and the play had some lift; like a plane heading down the runway, gathering speed and beginning to rise up.  Yes, there were some … Continue reading

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Rehearsal in Chicago


It is hard to believe that almost a month has gone by since I spent time in the Rothko Room at The Phillips Collection. I had intended to give a more timely report of the arrival and progress of the … Continue reading

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