Equus' Mulgrew Will Be Callas in Paper Mill's Master Class

News   Equus' Mulgrew Will Be Callas in Paper Mill's Master Class Kate Mulgrew, who is currently playing Hesther Saloman in the Broadway revival of Equus, will portray legendary opera diva Maria Callas in the Paper Mill Playhouse's upcoming production of Master Class.
Kate Mulgrew
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Directed by Wendy Goldberg, the award-winning Terrence McNally drama will play the New Jersey venue March 4-April 5.

Master Class, according to press notes, "is the story of renowned opera diva Maria Callas, while teaching a master class in front of an audience: us! She's glamorous, larger than life, and drop-dead funny! What begins as a class becomes an intimate and revealing look into her life: we learn about Callas' tumultuous affair with Aristotle Onassis; her early days as an ugly duckling, the fierce hatred of her rivals, and the unforgiving press that savaged her at first. Master Class is a tour-de-force lesson underscored by simple truths about life and art."

Kate Mulgrew has been seen on the New York stage in The American Dream/The Sandbox, Iphigenia 2.0, Our Leading Lady, Tea at Five (Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel nominations), Black Comedy and Titus Andronicus and on the London stage in The Exonerated. Her numerous screen credits include "Star Trek: Nemesis," "Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins," "Throw Mama From The Train," "A Stranger Is Watching," "Ryan's Hope," "Mrs. Columbo" (Golden Globe nomination), "Kate Loves A Mystery," "Cheers" and "Black Donnellys." Mulgrew also portrayed Captain Kathryn Janeway in TV's "Star Trek: Voyager" for which she won Golden Satellite and Saturn Awards.

Paper Mill Playhouse is located at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, NJ. For tickets call (973) 376-4343 or visit www.papermill.org.

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