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Chita in The Rose Tattoo

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Chita in The Rose Tattoo#1
Posted: 7/31/20 at 9:21pm

I read in several bios and on her website that Chita has been in Tennessee Williams' The Rose Tattoo with James Luisi, but I can't find any piece of information on when and where. Does anyone have any idea?

Updated On: 7/31/20 at 09:21 PM
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Posted: 7/31/20 at 10:06pm
All I can find is that it was a tour.
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Posted: 8/1/20 at 1:13pm
On the surface this seems like ideal casting but I saw Chita in THE RINK and she wasn't at all convincing as an Italian woman. She gave a brilliant musical comedy performance but her gait, gestures and speech pattern were far from Italian.
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Posted: 8/1/20 at 1:29pm

She played Serafina in a repertory production of THE ROSE TATTOO in 1972.  It’s incorrectly listed as a tour on her bio.

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Posted: 8/1/20 at 2:00pm
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Posted: 8/1/20 at 3:05pm

Dollypop said: "On the surface this seems like ideal casting but I saw Chita in THE RINK and she wasn't at all convincing as an Italian woman. She gave a brilliant musical comedy performance but her gait, gestures and speech pattern were far from Italian."

Chita is literally Italian.

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Posted: 8/1/20 at 3:19pm

 

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Posted: 8/1/20 at 5:01pm

TotallyEffed said: "Dollypop said: "On the surface this seems like ideal casting but I saw Chita in THE RINK and she wasn't at all convincing as an Italian woman. She gave a brilliant musical comedy performance but her gait, gestures and speech pattern were far from Italian."

Chita is literally Italian.
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Her mother was partly of Italian descent. That has nothing to do with being able to believably play someone from Italy.

Updated On: 8/1/20 at 05:01 PM
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Posted: 8/1/20 at 5:24pm
The role Chita originated in The Rink is an Italian-American woman from Coney Island, very New York. Chita herself is (partially) Italian-American and she won a Tony for playing the role.
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Posted: 8/1/20 at 5:54pm
What was the name of the rep company where she did Rose Tattoo?
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Posted: 8/1/20 at 9:58pm

TotallyEffed said: "The role Chita originated in The Rink is an Italian-American woman from Coney Island, very New York. Chita herself is (partially) Italian-American and she won a Tony for playing the role."

Two different roles. “Very New York” does not at all describe the character in The Rose Tattoo. 

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Posted: 8/1/20 at 10:49pm

hork said: "TotallyEffed said: "The role Chita originated in The Rink is an Italian-American woman from Coney Island, very New York. Chita herself is (partially) Italian-American and she won a Tony for playing the role."

Two different roles. “Very New York” does not at all describe the character in The Rose Tattoo.
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Where did I say it did? The Rink was brought up for  some strange reason, it has nothing to do with The Rose Tattoo. I wasn’t comparing the two roles, Dolly was.

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Posted: 8/1/20 at 11:38pm

TotallyEffed said: "hork said: "TotallyEffed said: "The role Chita originated in The Rink is an Italian-American woman from Coney Island, very New York. Chita herself is (partially) Italian-American and she won a Tony for playing the role."

Two different roles. “Very New York” does not at all describe the character in The Rose Tattoo.
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Where did I say it did? The Rink was brought up for some strange reason, it has nothing to do with The RoseTattoo. I wasn’t comparing the two roles, Dolly was.
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Ahh, okay, sorry. Somehow I got it into my head that Dolly was talking about The Rose Tattoo.

Updated On: 8/2/20 at 11:38 PM