Tomei will play Serafina, the widow “who rekindles her desire for love, lust and life in the arms of a fiery suitor,” in the description by Roundabout. Other casting — including that fiery suitor — hasn’t been announced.
The Rose Tattoo will begin previews on September 19, with an official opening on Tuesday, October 15. The limited engagement will run through December 8 at the nonprofit Roundabout’s Broadway venue American Airlines Theatre.
Cullman and Tomei premiered the revival at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in June 2016.
The play made its Tony-winning Broadway debut in 1951, starring Maureen Stapleton and Eli Wallach. A movie version was released in 1955 starring Anna Magnani and Burt Lancaster, and a 1995 Broadway revival at Circle in the Square starred Mercedes Ruehl and Anthony LaPaglia.
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The Rose Tattoo will be the latest Roundabout production of a Tennessee Williams work, following including Summer and Smoke (1975 & 1996), The Night of the Iguana (1996), The Glass Menagerie (1994 & 2010), A Streetcar Names Desire (2005), Suddenly Last Summer (2006) and The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore (2011).
The Rose Tattoo announcement was made today by Roundabout artistic director/CEO Todd Haimes.
Tomei won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for My Cousin Vinny, and her long roster of stage credits include, most recently, Sarah Ruhl’s 2017 How to Transcend a Happy Marriage at Lincoln Center. She’s in rehearsals as Edith Bunker for the live All in the Family special set for May 22 on ABC.
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