Any time the legendary Tennessee Williams’ name finds itself once again up in lights on a Broadway marquee, theatre enthusiasts’ interest will be peaked… even if it is attached to one of the icon’s lesser known plays. Marking only its third Broadway revival since its 1951 debut, which took home the Tony Award for ‘Best Play,’ Roundabout Theatre Company has resurrected one of Williams’ more playful works for the 2019-2020 season. Directed by Trip Cullman, The Rose Tattoo began performances at the American Airlines Theatre on September 19, 2019, ahead of an official opening on October 15.
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... Read more