Several big Broadway names were on hand for the July 20 performance of Master Class at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Among those in the audience were Catch Me if You Can writers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman and two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone, who replaced Zoe Caldwell in the original production of Master Class.
All three headed backstage after the show to meet with Tyne Daly and her co-stars:
Patti LuPone, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman Visit Broadway's Master Class
Stephen Wadsworth directs the play about a late-career Callas (Tyne Daly) bullying and nurturing classical voice students at a master class in the 1970s. (She also offers her artistic point of view and great swaths of her personal life, including her affair with Aristotle Onassis.) It's a work of fiction inspired by her real classes at the Juilliard School.