Master Class Broadway Revival
Wed & Sat 2pm
Wed through Sat 8pm
The highly anticipated Master Class Broadway rival has finally opened at the Friedman Theatre. The dramatic award winning play written by Terrence McNally first debuted on the Great White Way back in 1995 where it was accepted with critical acclaim. The latest production comes off an outstanding short run at the Kennedy Center in Washington. The plays opening night has been slightly delayed due to the success of "Good People" at the Tony's which extended its limited run. Now audiences can flock the "The Friedman" to witness the powerful story of Opera diva Maria Callas.
McNally's story takes place with Maria involved in a "master class" to teach young singers and performing apprentices what she has learned over the years. Maria's best years as a popular and successful ( as well as most controversial) opera singer are in the rear view mirror, but she can relive her past, both positive and negative, through her students. She becomes interested in her pupils as they begin to ignite her passions for singing, teaching and the arts. Maria is a strong, dedicated and disciplined singer whom is full of emotions and passion for her talents. The older trained master continues to work at instilling her virtues into her students while delving into her past. She tells the class about her struggles with the media and reviews, her intimate relationships and her struggles as a young girl. Maria's character builds into a strong monologue on the importance of sacrifice for the sake of art.
The revival of the Master Class Broadway play is presented by the Manhattan Theatre Club. Tyne Daly tackles the role of Maria Callas to perfection under the direction of Stephen Wadsworth. Daly is coming off her strong Tony Award winning performance in "Gypsy" and is the perfect actor for the job. Other cast members include Sierra Boggess as Sharon Graham, Clinton Branhagen as the Stagehand, Jeremy Cohen playing Manny , Alexandra Silber as and Sophie and Garrett Sorenson as Tony.
This is not the first go around for Master Class Broadway. The production debuted on the big stage back on November 15, 1995 at the John Golden Theatre under the direction of Leonard Foglia. The production originally was produced by the Philadelphia Theatre Company for a solid run at the Mark Taper Forum. The play received great praise and took home the 1996 Tony Award for Best Play as well as a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play the same year. Reviews for the revival have been very positive, most highlighting the gutsy performance of Daly. Master Class is a powerful dramatic play not to be missed! Tickets are on sale now for all performances at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. You can view our wide selection of Master Class Broadway tickets online by clicking the link.
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