After winning best play at the Outer Critics and Drama Desk Awards, "Red" is the front-runner to win top prize over "Next Fall," "Time Stands Still" and "In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play" at the Tony Awards on June 13. Alfred Molina's portrayal of cranky, pompous painter Mark Rothko could win best actor, but he's locked in a close contest with Denzel Washingon ("Fences"). Eddie Redmayne as Rothko's fawning protégé is probably a shoo-in to prevail as best featured actor.
"Red" might also pick up a few other, stray Tonys (it's nominated for a total of seven), but let's stay focused. Here's our chat with Molina and Redmayne.