See it if Very well acted. Marisa T is very good in her role with great staging. Not the best Rose Tattoo I have seen but entertaining.ifulikewilliams
Don't see it if Long play. If you like a traditional Rose Tatto, this one is different than past productions. Accents vary from the actors- forced.
See it if you've never seen/read TRT. I'm a Wms fan. Disappting director. Huge tone swings. Too broad/too dark. Awk staging. Ugly set.. Still fun.
Don't see it if Too many chars. Act II is better. Dated material. Accents annoy. Projections distract. Awful flamingos. Tomei works hard; mostly succeeds.
See it if you want to enjoy Tomei in a good role; you like the characters from real life that Williams presents; you want to savor a fresh version.
Don't see it if hearing everything is important to you: multiple voices, projection away from audience, accented English, Italian dialogue and songs.
See it if Hammy rom-com featuring a hysterical widow pursued by a clowning Sicilian truck driver. Some good physical comedy. Polished production.
Don't see it if Initial seriousness doesn’t mix well with later silliness. A weird hybrid that doesn’t quite work. Stereotyped Italians. Long.
See it if After latching on to her two tragedies, a dressmaker is comfy in her despair, until desire unleashes her broad comedy funnybone.Experimental
Don't see it if Lesser Tennessee matching a lesser odd mix of acting,set,music,cliche,wardrobe,accents,tonal shifts, which all test the limits of patience. Read more
See it if you like Tomei who pours herself into the role; you like everything Tennessee Williams; better 2nd act with lighter fare and physical comedy
Don't see it if looking for consistency in acting & flow; 1st act very slow; poor direction & conceptualization of story; 2nd act is better, if you last. Read more
See it if You are interested in seeing a Tennessee Williams piece that is different than anything I have seen by him
Don't see it if You are expecting the edge of your seat drama that you usually get from Williams Read more
See it if a Williams fan & interested in seeing a production that emphasizes the comedic aspects..
Don't see it if ..at the expense of the poignant ones in a clumsily staged (but with good projections & lighting) production with far too much going on Read more
"Marisa Tomei Braves a Typhoon in ‘The Rose Tattoo’: Trip Cullman’s unmoored production of this atypical comedy from Tennessee Williams presents sexual attraction as a raging force of nature."
"'The Rose Tattoo' gets much more pleasurable as it opens into bloom. Tomei is not ideally cast as Serafina-her lightness works against her-and the first act is thick with Italian accents and gesticulation. But Tomei's great talent for romantic comedy clicks into place in her flirtation with Mangiacavallo."
"Trying to Locate 'The Rose Tattoo'"
"Marisa Tomei stars as a Sicilian American widow who rediscovers the passion beneath her pain in the arms of an ebullient truck driver in the 1951 Tennessee Williams play."
Grade: B- "Marisa Tomei gives her all to an unsatisfying revival of 'The Rose Tattoo'"
"Despite a huge cast of characters, this is a very slender play — more a mood piece, really — and far from the playwright’s best. Without any solid scene setting, the minimalist production provides little environmental support."
"‘The Rose Tattoo’ Review: Sex, Sicilian Style: Tennessee Williams’s part comedy part drama returns to Broadway after a long hiatus with a still-sprawling cast led by Marisa Tomei."
"Marisa Tomei Goes Big For Tennessee"