It is difficult not to think of Anna Magnani and the 1995 film adaptation of The Rose Tattoo when watching this Roundabout Theatre Company revival at the American Airlines Theatre. Hers was such a stunning performance, that I kept waiting for that Serafina to erupt out of Marisa Tomei. This is unfair to Tomei, of course. But it does say something about this production that was neither here nor there. Like the waves on the shore, and the clouds in the sky, in the astonishing projection design by...
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Roundabout Theatre Company presents a Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' The Rose Tattoo, starring Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei, as part of its 2019-2020 Broadway season.
The production originally premiered at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, also starring Ms. Tomei and directed by Trip Cullman, in June 2016. In a review for The New York Times, Charles Isherwood described it as "a buoyant new production" that is "inventively directed" by Cullman and that Tomei is "an actor capable of unleashing all the pain and passion that define this lively if not always lovable character." Of course, he's referring to Serafina Delle Rose, the memorably feisty central character of this romantic comedy that took home the Tony Award for "Best Play" in 1951.
Tennessee Williams is undoubtedly more widely associated with the more dramatic works of his canon such as A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and The Glass Menagerie, so it may well be a welcome change to see one of his rarer gems performed on the Broadway stage. He wrote the role of Serafina for the late great actress Anna Magnani, who actually won an Oscar in 1956 for the play's film adaptation, and if there's anyone that can follow in her footsteps, it would be Marisa Tomei.
An Oscar winner in her own right thanks to a stunning, breakthrough performance in 1992's "My Cousin Vinny," Tomei has found a whole new audience and a new level of fame following her casting as Aunt May in the global phenomenon that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She has appeared in "Captain America: Civil War," "Spider-Man: Homecoming," "Avengers: Endgame," and, most recently, "Spider-Man: Far From Home," so far, with other appearances in the pipeline. Critics, however, will always remember her from her stellar Oscar-nominated performances in 2008's "The Wrestler" or 2001's "In the Bedroom," and she is also no stranger to the New York stage with this production marking her fifth role on Broadway.
(Photos by Joan Marcus)
This is one Tennessee Williams woman you won’t soon forget. Marisa Tomei plays Serafina, a widow who rekindles her desire for love, lust and life in the arms of a fiery suitor. Williams’ lesser-known gem sizzles with humor and heart in sultry New Orleans. Serafina erupts from the depths of despair to the heights of passion in this Tony Award-winning Best Play.
2hr 30min (incl. intermission)
September 19th, 2019
December 8th, 2019
September 19th, 2019
American Airlines Theatre
Cast and creative
By: Tennessee Williams
Director: Trip Cullman
Producer: Roundabout Theatre Company
Cast list: Marisa Tomei (as Serafina Delle Rose), Cassie Beck (as Miss Yorke), Alexander Bello (as Salvatore), Tina Benko (as Estelle Hoehengarten), Andréa Burns (as Peppina), Susan Cella (as Giuseppina), Emun Elliott (as Alvaro Mangiacavallo), Paige Gilbert (as Bessie), Greg Hildreth (as The Salesman), Isabella Iannelli (as Vivi), Jacob Michael Laval (as Bruno), Ellyn Marie Marsh (as Violetta), Carolyn Mignini (as Assunta), Portia (as Flora), Ella Rubin (as Rosa), Jennifer Sánchez (as Mariella), Constance Shulman (as The Strega), and Burke Swanson (as Jack)
Design: Mark Wendland
Lighting: Ben Stanton
Costume: Clint Ramos
Sound: Fitz Patton
Other info: Projections by Lucy Mackinnon
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