Category Archives: Preparation

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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RED: PBS News Hour: An interview with Jeffrey Brown


I had the wonderful opportunity to talk with Jeffrey Brown on the News Hour on PBS. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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RED: Rehearsal and Previews at Arena Stage – The Hand-off of the Baton


Finally, the day arrived when Patrick Andrews and Joe Drummond, production stage manager of RED at the Goodman made it into National Airport to get back to the play.  Two nights before our first rehearsal. That same evening,  the incredible … Continue reading

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RED comes to DC: National Gallery Installs Seagrams Murals for RED


It is so exciting to be coming back to the play after the two month break since closing it in Chicago the end of October. Although the time was filled with holidays and a run of “A Christmas Carol” at … 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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