From 19 Sep 2019
The Rose Tattoo
Tickets are on sale now to see The Rose Tattoo at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway.
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.
Find out what happens when one of the country’s most formidable actresses takes on one of Tennessee Williams’ most formidable characters on the Great White Way.
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.
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Latest The Rose Tattoo News & Features
Roundabout Theatre Company has now confirmed complete casting for the upcoming Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' The Rose Tattoo, which is scheduled to begin previews at the American Airlines Theatre on September 19, 2019, ahead of an official opening on October 15 and a limited engagement through Decemebr 8, 2019.
Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei will return to the New York stage to take on the role of Serafina Delle Rose in a Roundabout Theatre Company Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' The Rose Tattoo this fall. The production, which originally premiered at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in June 2016, reunites Ms. Tomei with director Trip Cullman. Previews are scheduled to begin at the American Airlines Theatre on September 19, 2019, ahead of an official opening on October 15 and a limited engagement through Decemebr 8, 2019.