Two Sold-Out Plays Make Their Way Across the Pond to Broadway

February 5, 2010 § Leave a comment

London’s West End, and beyond, has a tradition of exchanging productions with New York’s Broadway.  It goes both ways.

In keeping with that tradition, there are two British imports making their way to America.  Both should be on your list.

Red – Direct from a sold-out run at London’s Donmar Warehouse (Frost/Nixon, Mary Stuart, Hamlet) comes Red, a play written by John Logan, directed by Michael Grandage, and starring Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne.  “Master American expressionist Mark Rothko has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art. But when his young assistant gains the confidence to challenge him, Rothko faces the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could also become his undoing. Raw and provocative, with groundbreaking performances, RED is a searing portrait of an artist’s ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting.”  Performances begin March 11th; opening night is April 1st.  According to TicketWatch, tickets for all performances though April 18th are $79 (Orchestra and Front Mezzanine) and $59 (Rear Mezzanine, A-F).  Go to BroadwayOffers.com or call 212-947-8844 and use code RDNYT23.

Enron, a true story of false profits – “Based on real-life events and using music, dance and video, Lucy Prebble’s Enron explores one of the most infamous scandals in financial history, reviewing the tumultuous 1990s and casting a new light on the financial turmoil in which the world currently finds itself.”  The initial London run at the Royal Court Theatre sold out and the production has moved to the West End’s Noel Coward Theatre.  The reviews were nothing less than effusive: “Not to be missed. The political Theatre of the 21st century has arrived, in some style.” The Times; “An exhilarating mix of political satire, modern morality and multi media spectacle.  A fantastic theatrical event.” GuardianPreviews being April 8th and the production is scheduled to run through July 18th.  Tickets are currently available to American Express Cardmembers only (through February 19th).  Prices are $66.50 to $121.50.  For pre-sale tickets visit Telecharge.com or call 800-393-9465.  General sales begin on February 20th.

Enjoy!

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