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About EG

Edward Gero, an American actor, most noted for his stage work, is a four-time Helen Hayes Award recipient and sixteen-time Helen Hayes Nominee. He just completed a run at Arena Stage as Ben Hubbard in "The Little Foxes." He has appeared as Mark Rothko in "RED" at Goodman Theater in Chicago and Arena Stage, and as Gloucester in "King Lear" with Stacy Keach at Goodman and the Shakespeare Theatre, both directed by Robert Falls. Other regional credits include Nixon in "Nixon's Nixon," Salieri in "Amadeus" at Roundhouse Theater, Sweeney in "Sweeney Todd" at Signature Theatre, Donny in "American Buffalo" at Studio Theatre, and for the last six years, Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol" at Washington's historic Ford's Theatre. In 31 seasons In Washington, he has played 75 Shakespearean roles at STC including Hotspur in "Henry IV" (Helen Hayes Award), Bolingbroke in "Richard II" (Helen Hayes Award) and Macduff in "Macbeth"(Helen Hayes Award). Film and television credits include House of Cards, Turn: Washington's Spies, Die Hard II, Striking Distance, and narrations for The Discovery Channel and PBS. He is an Associate Professor of Theater and Head of the Performance Area for the School of Theater at George Mason University, and instructor for the Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University Mr. Gero was featured on the cover of The Washington Post Magazine and profiled in the January 2011 American Theater Magazine.

Seagram Mural Defaced in London


What a shocking and sad event today in London. What are people thinking? It’s the same as the defacing of the Pietà, or any other work of art. Was there something specific about Rothko’s work that makes it a target? … Continue reading

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RED: Closing Performances and Post Mortem


It’s been over a month since RED closed at Arena Stage after 108 performances. Enough time (too much?) has passed to reflect on the experience. In short, extraordinary. The staff at Arena Stage surprised us with a cake decorated to … Continue reading

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Happy 126th Birthday Mies van der Rohe!


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RED: Celebrating 100 Performances!


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RED: Box Office History at Arena Stage


Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater: Press Release Critically Acclaimed Drama RED Breaks Arena Stage Record to Become Best-Selling Non-Musical in Company’s History (Washington, D.C.) As of Saturday, February 18, 2012 John Logan’s Tony Award-winning drama Red, under the … Continue reading

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RED: Opening, Run and Routine at The Arena Stage


THE OPENING The opening at Arena went wonderfully.  There was a lovely after show party in the Arena lobby with family, friends and supporters.  Molly Smith was very gracious, warm and supportive of our effort when she spoke to the … Continue reading

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RED: Becoming Rothko: A Q&A with Edward Gero


[This interview was done and  in an email for Arena Stage subscriber’s prior to the rehearsals of the Arena leg of the run.] Arena Stage sat down with actor Edward Gero, who plays Mark Rothko in the Tony Award winner, … Continue reading

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