The artist Mark Rothko has just hired Ken, an aspiring artist, to be his assistant—and errand boy. Ken discovers that Rothko’s temper can run hot; but as he gets to know his boss better, he finds that Rothko has opened him up to more than just painting. A 2010 Tony® Award-winner for Best Play.

An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:

Alfred Molina as Mark Rothko
Jonathan Groff as Ken

Includes an interview with Dr. David Anfam, who has written a number of highly-regarded works about modern art, including Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas, a monumental catalogue raisonné of Rothko’s canvas work, which won the 2000 Mitchell Prize for the History of Art.

Directed by Bart DeLorenzo. Recorded in Los Angeles before a live audience at The James Bridges Theater, UCLA in March of 2013.

“Molina, who starred in both the London and Broadway productions, is magnificent as the towering Rothko, with his outsize ego and temper…Groff is the perfect foil. This charged performance brilliantly blends passion, intellect, and art. Not to be missed.” — Editor’s Pick Audio Selection, Booklist

Additional Information


Jonathan Groff, Alfred Molina


John Logan

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