Master Class is a play about the triumphs and regrets of fame and the glorious yet bittersweet life of a diva. In the play, the fiesty opera singer Maria Callas switches between giving harsh lessons to a trio of budding performers and delivering monologues that chronicle her rocky past, including her affair with the willful billionaire Aristotle Onassis. The 2011 revival of Terrence McNally's Tony Award-winning play starred Tyne Daly (Gypsy, TV's Cagney and Lacey), keeping up a tradition of excellence started by the original star, Zoe Caldwell (Medea, The Purple Rose of Cairo). Among the unfortunate students in the original production was Audra McDonald (Ragtime, Porgy and Bess), whose role was taken up by Sierra Boggess (Phantom of the Opera, The Little Mermaid) in the 2011 revival. Don't miss this vexing portrayal of the formidable icon Maria Callas--get your Master Class tickets today!Plot Synopsis:
The story follows former superstar opera diva Maria Callas in a series of classes she teaches at Juilliard in the 1970s. Though her opera career is over, she delivers harsh and blunt criticism to a group of young singers while she reflects on her life story, full of both great successes and personal hardships.Advisory: Most appropriate for young teens and older. Creative Team: Playwright Terrence McNally Master Class News: June 14, 2011 Master Class opens for previews with an opening date of July 7 and a closing date of August 14--get your tickets now for this limited engagement!