Zoe Caldwell has recovered from the food poisoning that caused her to collapse during her Feb. 21 Broadway performance in Master Class and miss the Feb. 22 show. She returned to the show Feb. 23, according to spokesman Jim Randolph.
The Tony-winning actress, 62, collapsed on the stage of the John Golden Theatre 25 minutes into the Feb. 21 performance. She was taken by EMS to the emergency room of St. Clare's Hospital in Manhattan where she was treated and released. Caldwell's publicist was reported as saying she was nauseated by oysters she'd eaten earlier in the day.
Caldwell, who plays opera diva Maria Callas in the Terrence McNally play was in the middle of a speech to Sophie (played by Karen Kay Cody) when she slumped to the floor. Pianist David Loud and Cody came to Caldwell's aid and carried her off stage.
The audience waited several minutes for news of the star. A request was made for a doctor in the house and a doctor came forward.
Production Stage Manager Dianne Trulock came out and asked the audience to wait 10 minutes. The audience was then informed that their tickets could be refunded or exchanged when the box office was next open. Tickets ordered through Tele-Charge will be credited by contacting Tele-Charge at (212)239-6200.
Late in 1995, Caldwell had her number of performances be scaled back from eight to seven. She has been touted as a top contender for this year's Tony Award for Best Actress for her role in Master Class.