HBO "Masterclass" Series With Patti LuPone and John Guare Coming This Spring
14 Jan 2013
"Masterclass," the Emmy-nominated HBO documentary series that brings together iconic artists and students from across the U.S., will air episodes featuring Patti LuPone, John Guare and Bobby McFerrin in the coming months.
Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon produce and direct the half-hour series that debuted in 2010.
Musician McFerrin's episode will be the first to air on Feb. 12. Exact air dates for episodes featuring LuPone and Guare were not announced, however, HBO expects to roll them out in March and April.
Portions of LuPone's Gypsy In My Soul concert engagement in Madison, WI, were filmed for inclusion in the segment featuring the two-time Tony-winning Evita and Gypsy star.
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.