HBO "Masterclass" Episode With Patti LuPone Will Air in April (Plus Video)
07 Mar 2013
Two-time Tony Award-winning actress Patti LuPone will work with aspiring performers from across the U.S. in the April 1 episode of the Emmy-nominated HBO documentary series "Masterclass."
Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon produce and direct the half-hour series that debuted in 2010. The current season also includes episodes featuring John Guare and Bobby McFerrin.
Portions of LuPone's Gypsy in My Soul concert engagement in Madison, WI, were filmed for inclusion in the segment featuring the Evita and Gypsy star.
During the episode, LuPone works with students on such songs as "I Miss the Mountains," "Change" and "Without You," among others. She also doles out her own words of wisdom about acting over dinner at Joe Allen.
Previous installments of "Masterclass" have included Edward Albee, Liv Ullman, Placido Domingo, Jacques D'Amboise and Olafur Alliason. The episodes feature artists working directly with a select group of talented students.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.