Master Class: Sierra Boggess joins cast




Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) have announced that Olivier Award-nominee Sierra Boggess (Love Never Dies) will star along the preiously announced Tony and Emmy Award winnerTyne Daly in Manhattan Theatre Club’s upcoming Broadway revival of Master Class by Terrence McNally, directed by Stephen Wadsworth.

Boggess is currently starring as ‘Christine Daae’ in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 'Love Never Dies' in London, for which she recently received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. She most recently appeared on Broadway in 'The Little Mermaid.' In Master Class, Boggess will play Sharon, a singer in Maria Callas’ (Daly) Juilliard master class.

Additional casting afor the Broadway production is still to be announced.

The revival will open at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on 21 Jun 2011, following previews from 24 May, and play a limited enagement through to 24 Jul 2011.

Terrence McNally’s award-winning play about Maria Callas takes us to one of her famous Master Class where, late in her own career, she challenges the next generation to make the same sacrifices and dare to rise to the same heights she did, making her the most celebrated, the most reviled and the most controversial singer of her times.

The creative team for Master Class includes Thomas Lynch (scenic design), Martin Pakledinaz (costume design), David Lander (lighting design), and Jon Gottlieb (sound design).

The Broadway premiere of Master Class played at the John Golden Theatre from 26 Oct 1995 - 29 Jun 1997, and starred Zoe Caldwell as 'Maria Callas' in a Tony Award winning performance. Like its upcoming revival, the Broadway premiere also played at the Kennedy Center before arriving on Broadway.

Manhattan Theatre Club's previous productions of McNally’s work include 'Frankie and Johnnie in the Clair de Lune' (1987), 'The Lisbon Traviata '(1989), 'Lips Together, Teeth Apart' (1991), which became one of the longest-running hits in MTC’s history, and 'Love, Valour, Compassion!' (1994), which transferred to Broadway and received the Tony Award for Best Play.

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