Broadway's RED With Alfred Molina Streams Free This Month

Broadway's RED With Alfred Molina Streams Free This Month

John Logan's award-winning West End and Broadway play RED, starring Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch will stream for free this month.

Award-winning stage and screen actor Alfred Molina reprises his critically acclaimed performance as the American abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko in this 2010 Tony Award-winning play.

Here's how to stream "Red" this month:


The story centers around Rothko, which under the watchful gaze of his young assistan, and the growing competitive presence of a new generation of artists, takes on his greatest career challenge to date: creating a definitive series of paintings for the Philip Johnson-designed Four Seasons restaurant.

Starring in the filmed production is Alfred Molina who is joined by Alfred Enoch (best known for How to Get Away With Murder) as Rothko’s assistant Ken.

The original Broadway director Michael Grandage directed this West End revival, which marked the first U.K. production since the play’s 2009 world premiere at the Donmar Warehouse. The production was filmed live at Wyndham's Theatre in 2018.

The play will stream online for free starting Sunday, October 2nd, and will remain available throughout the month of October. Browse our list of free musicals and plays for a direct streaming link. 


Red was originally part of Great Performances’ third annual “Broadway’s Best” lineup, which broadcasts a selection of Broadway and West End theater every year. The show is also available to purchase on DVD through Amazon.

In his review for The Guardian, Michael billington said: "But the virtue of Molina’s performance is in suggesting Rothko knows full well that, in painting murals for a swish eaterie, he is betraying his own ideals. The performance is as layered as a Rothko canvas and reminds me of Robert Hughes’ argument that the more Rothko attacked the art world, the more it praised him, and that his suicide was the climax of “his long preparation for a failure that eluded him”. Alfred Enoch captures exactly Ken’s progress from sorcerer’s apprentice to articulate opponent, and wittily scores off Rothko by reminding him that, just as the abstract expressionists waged brutal war on the cubists, so they too are now being overturned."