Photo by Don Kellogg

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne turn John Logan's play into a 90 minute tour de force.  This is some of the best theatre around and two of the best actors for it.  Mark Rothko a contemporary artist is the subject - or shall we say his artistic viewpoints and opinions are the substance of the show.  Molina plays him with the intensity of a lion.  Redmayne comes along as a young, shy assistant in the art studio and turns out to be one of his most powerful foils.

Art is not only performed on stage, it's created.  The stage is the studio.  Art is on the menu.  Look for one or both of these two to win a Tony this season.  This is theatre at it's most electrifying best.