Marisa Tomei

Marisa Tomei to star in Tennessee Williams' The Rose Tattoo on Broadway

Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway revival of The Rose Tattoo begins performances on September 19, 2019 at the American Airlines Theatre.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

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 WilliamsThe 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.

Synopsis: "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."

Additional casting and creative team information will be announced in the coming months.

The Rose Tattoo originally premiered on Broadway in 1951, winning four Tony Awards, including "Best Play". It was revived on the Great White Way in 1966 and was last seen in 1995, starring Mercedes Ruehl at the Circle in the Square Theatre.

Marisa Tomei last appeared on Broadway in the 2014 premiere of Will Eno's The Realistic Joneses and previously appeared in Caryl Churchill's Top Girls in 2008, Oscar Wilde's Salome in 2003, and in her Broadway debut in 1998's Wait Until Dark. She last appeared Off-Broadway in Lincoln Center Theater's How to Transcend a Happy Marriage in 2017. She can currently be seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Aunt May in the "Spider-Man" films and her other most notable screen credits include a 1993 Oscar-winning performance in "My Cousin Vinny" and Oscar- and Golden Globe-nominated performances in "The Wrestler" in 2009 and "In the Bedroom" in 2002.

(Photo by Kyle Froman) 

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