Marisa Tomei taking The Rose Tattoo to Broadway

Actress Marisa Tomei is heading back to Broadway for a revival of Tennessee Williams play The Rose Tattoo.
The Spider-Man: Homecoming star will lead the cast as Serafina Delle Rose, a reclusive widow in Mississippi whose life is reinvigorated after meeting and falling for a handsome truck driver, named Alvaro.
Tomei is already very familiar with the role as she starred in a 2016 production directed by Trip Cullman during the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts. Cullman will return to take charge of the Broadway run, which will begin previews at the American Airlines Theatre on 19 September (19), ahead of an official opening on 15 October.
The Rose Tattoo first launched on the Great White Way in 1951, with Maureen Stapleton as Serafina, and it was last revived in 1995, with Mercedes Ruehl as the female lead.
The play was also adapted into an Oscar-nominated film in 1955, with Anna Magnani winning the Best Actress trophy for her portrayal of Serafina, opposite Burt Lancaster as Alvaro.
The Daniel Mann movie also picked up prizes for Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography.
The Rose Tattoo will mark Tomei’s first Broadway gig in five years, following 2014’s The Realistic Joneses.
She also previously starred in Top Girls and Wait Until Dark, which served as her Broadway debut in 1998.

by WENN

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