Master Class cast update at Vaudeville Theatre.

Full casting has been announced for Master Class, written by Terrence McNally, at the Vaudeville Theatre opening 7 Feb 2012, following previews from 21 Jan, booking to 28 April 2012.

Joining previously mentioned Tyne Daly are Dianne Pilkington (Sophie De Palma), Naomi O’Connell (Sharon Graham), Garrett Sorenson (Anthony Candolino), Gerard Carey (Stagehand), and Jeremy Cohen (Emmanuel Weinstock).

Directed by Stephen Wadsworth, design by Thomas Lynch, costumes by Martin Pakledinaz, lighting by David Lander, sound by Jon Gottlieb, produced by Max Cooper, Maberry Theatricals, the Marks-Moore-Turnbull Group, Ted Snowdon and Sonia Friedman Productions.

Terrence McNally’s play about Maria Callas takes audiences to one of her famous master classes, where, late in her own career, she dares the next generation to make the same sacrifices and rise to the same heights that made her the most celebrated, the most reviled and the most controversial singer of her time.

Tyne Daly is best known on television for her portrayal of Detective Mary Beth Lacey in Cagney and Lacey; Maxine Gray in Judging Amy; and Alice Henderson in Christy. Naomi O'Connell the 2011 First Prize winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition and the Altamura/Caruso International Voice Competition.Dianne Pilkington theatre credits include The 39 Steps at the Criterion Theatre, Glinda in Wicked at Apollo Victoria. Garrett Sorenson is an acclaimed opera singer who has appeared at the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago. Gerard Carey theatre credits include The Invisible Man for the Menier Chocolate Factory, Spamalot at the Palace Theatre. Jeremy Cohen will make his West End debut reprising the role of Emmanuel Weinstock which he played in the Broadway production.

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