Patti LuPone and Bobby Cannavale starred in The Rose Tattoo April 27

Patti LuPone and Bobby Cannavale starred in The Rose Tattoo April 27

On April 27, Broadway stars Patti LuPone and Bobby Cannavale headed the cast of a staged reading of The Rose Tattoo, one of Tennessee Williams’ greatest plays, directed by Doug Hughes at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. It is the story of Serafina, a Louisiana widow who withdraws from the world after her husband's death and expects her daughter to do the same. One day, a man resembling her late husband comes into her life and unlocks her fiery passion, wit, anger and pride. This is a play of power, humanity and soaring emotion.

Patti LuPone is a two-time Tony Award recipient (Evita, Gypsy) and regularly appears on television, in films and concert halls around the world. Bobby Cannavale is an Emmy Award-winning actor (Boardwalk Empire) whose recent Broadway shows include The Big Knife, Glengarry Glen Ross and the Mother-----r with the Hat. Doug Hughes is a noted Broadway director who won a Tony Award for Doubt.

Rounding out the cast were Eliza Baldi, Tina Benko, Johann Carlo, Helen Cespedes, Christian Conn, Patch Darragh, Stephanie DiMaggio, Robin Galloway, Peter Mark Kendall, Antoinette LaVecchia, George Morfogen, Rishi Mutalik Pamela Nyberg, Angela Pierce, Julia Randall, Jennifer Regan, Mary Lou Rosato, Jose Useche, Brenda Wehle.