Patti LuPone and Bobby Cannavale Read The Rose Tattoo for the Acting Company
The Acting Company presented a one-night-only benefit reading of Tennessee Williams' play The Rose Tattoo on Monday, April 27, at Broadway's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Directed by Doug Hughes, the production starred two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone and two-time Emmy winner Bobby Cannavale.
The Rose Tattoo is the story of Serafina (LuPone), a Louisiana widow who withdraws from the world after her husband's death and expects her daughter to do the same. One day, Alvaro (Cannavale), a man resembling her late husband, comes into her life and unlocks her passion, wit, anger, and pride. Maureen Stapleton and Eli Wallach originated the roles of Serafina and Alvaro in the play's first Broadway production in 1951.