The Rose Tattoo

Drama - Original

Martin Beck Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: February 3, 1951
  • Closing Date: October 27, 1951
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 306

Playwright: Tennessee Williams


A Sicilian seamstress mourning her husband's death finds love again with a passionate truck driver.


Opening Night Cast

Maureen Stapleton Serafina Delle Rose
Eli Wallach in The Rose Tattoo Eli Wallach Alvaro Mangiacavallo
Daisy Belmore The Strega
Robert Carricart Father De Leo
Nancy Franklin in The Rose Tattoo Nancy Franklin Teresa
Jane Hoffman Flora
Dorrit Kelton Miss Yorke
Phyllis Love Rosa Delle Rose
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Opening Night Production Credits

Tennessee Williams Tennessee Williams Writer
  Daniel Mann Staging
  Boris Aronson Scenic Design
  Rose Bogdanoff Costume Design
  Charles Elson Lighting Design
  John Yorke General Manager
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Clarence Derwent Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1951 Most Promising Female Performer Phyllis Love Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1951 Theatre World Award Eli Wallach Winner
1951 Theatre World Award Maureen Stapleton Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1951 Author of a Play Tennessee Williams Winner
1951 Featured Actor in a Play Eli Wallach Winner
1951 Featured Actress in a Play Maureen Stapleton Winner
1951 Play   Winner
1951 Producer of a Play Cheryl Crawford Winner
1951 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Boris Aronson Winner
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