Director Stephen Wadsworth worked with Tony Award winner Daly (the 1989-90 Gypsy) on the 2010 Kennedy Center revival of McNally's play, set in a master class in which Callas critiques young legit singers and muses on her life, loves and career. Wadsworth's Broadway company includes Olivier Award nominee Sierra Boggess (Love Never Dies, The Little Mermaid) as student-singer Sharon, a role that won Audra McDonald a Tony Award; Clinton Brandhagen as a Stagehand; Jeremy Cohen as accompanist Manny; Alexandra Silber as student-singer Sophie; and Garrett Sorenson as student-singer Tony.
Here is a first look at the revival:
Master Class, With Tyne Daly, Sierra Boggess and Alexandra Silber, on Broadway
This MTC limited engagement opens July 7 and is on sale through Aug. 14.
According to MTC, "Terrence McNally's play about Maria Callas (Tyne Daly) takes us to one of her famous master classes, where, late in her own career, she dares the next generation to make the same sacrifices and rise to the same heights that made her the most celebrated, the most reviled and the most controversial singer of her time."
Tickets are available by calling Telecharge at (212) 239-6200, online by visiting www.Telecharge.com, or by visiting the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre Box Office (261 West 47th Street). Ticket prices are $57–$116.
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