The revival of The Rose Tattoo will head to Broadway this fall, starring the Academy Award-winning actress Marisa Tomei.
The play was first staged by the Williamstown Theatre Festival in 2016 with direction by Trip Cullman and featuring Tomei. Now, the nonprofit Roundabout Theatre Company announced that The Rose Tattoo will begin previews at New York City’s American Airlines Theatre on September 19 and officially open on October 15 for a limited engagement through December 8.
The Rose Tattoo revolves around a seamstress who is trying to rebuild her life after the death of her husband. Tomei is set to play Serafina, who Roundabout describes as the widow who “rekindles her desire for love, lust and life in the arms of a fiery suitor.” The play first ran on Broadway in 1951, and then again in 1966, starring Maureen Stapleton both times. Mercedes Ruehl took on the role when it was revived again in 1995.
Tomei, best-known for her performance in the 1992 film “My Cousin Vinny” – where she took home an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress – has performed on Broadway in four other productions. She was last seen on-stage during the 2014 play The Realistic Joneses and 2017’s How to Transcend a Happy Marriage. Additionally, she will appear in the ABC special “All in the Family” on Wednesday.
The remaining cast members and design team for The Rose Tattoo has not been announced at this time.
Photo Courtesy: Daniel Rader/Williamstown Theatre Festival