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The Rose Tattoo (Aired July 19, 1953)
Best Plays presents theatrical paramounts of excellence. It's hosted by the drama critic of New York’s Daily News, John Chapman. Dramatic and comedic performances outshine other theater radio shows, greatly performed by such greats as Boris Karloff and Alfred Drake. "The Rose Tattoo" opened at the Martin Beck Theater in February 1951. Brooks Atkinson, writing in The New York Times, called the performance "triumphant" and praised her ability to convey not only the coarseness of the plainspoken Serafina, but also her moments of exaltation. The play ran for 300 performances, then toured for six months. "The Rose Tattoo" fulfilled Ms. Stapleton's childhood dream of becoming a star and also earned her a Tony Award. THIS EPISODE: July 19, 1953. NBC network. "The Rose Tattoo". Sustaining. William Welch (supervisor), Earl Hamner (adaptor, transcriber), Augusta Merighi, Edward King (director), Fred Collins (announcer), Jane Hoffman, Eli Wallach, Tennessee Williams (author), Jane Webb, John McGovern, Luis Van Rooten, Agnes Young, Anne Diamond, Bob Hastings, John Chapman (host), Maureen Stapleton, Virginia Payne. 59:23. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.