American actress Tyne Daly will portray operatic diva Maria Callas in the London transfer of sell-out Broadway drama Master Class.
First staged in 1995, Master Class invites the audience to one of Callas’s famous master classes where, late in her career, she dares the next generation to make the same sacrifices and rise to the same heights that made her the most celebrated and the most controversial singer of her time.
Tyne Daly’s heights before this production included playing Mary Beth Lacey in US cop series Cagney And Lacey, for which she won four Emmy Awards. She collected a further two Emmys for performances in Judging Amy and Christy, while her stage performance in Gypsy earned her a Tony Award. However her performance in Master Calls should be considered a new height – an excellent performance
Written by Terrence McNally, this Tony Award-winning play will run at the Vaudeville theatre from 21 January to 28 April 2012
The Vauderville Theatre is on the Strand with nearby hotels for Theatre Breaks including the Strand Palace Hotel, the Guoman Charing Cross and The Savoy.
There are some great restaurants nearby for pre-theatre meals including Simpsons, Salieri and Sarastro – my favouriite is Salieri.
The closest tube startions are Charing Cross, Covent Garden and Leicester Square but if you need a taxi after the show you should be able to hail one outside the theatre. If everyone has the same idea – if it is raining for example – then nip down to Charing Cross where there is a taxi rank. Of course you could go back to your restaurant for desert or cheese and a digestive until the rain has stopped!
Cagney and Lacey partner, Sharon Gless, is starring in comedy, A Round Heeled Woman – breaks are available for that too!