Master Class

Play - Original

John Golden Theatre

  • First Preview: October 26, 1995
  • Opening Date: November 5, 1995
  • Closing Date: June 29, 1997
  • Previews: 12
  • Performances: 598

Playwright: Terrence McNally

Synopsis

Terrence McNally's Tony Award-winning play is based on the legendary series of master classes given by opera diva Maria Callas at Juilliard. In the play, Callas berates her students as much as she encourages them and confronts the disappointments in her own life and her relationship with the shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis.

 

Opening Night Cast

Zoe Caldwell in Master Class Zoe Caldwell Maria Callas
Audra McDonald in Master Class Audra McDonald Sharon
Karen Kay Cody in Master Class Karen Kay Cody Sophie
Michael Friel in Master Class Michael Friel Stagehand
David Loud in Master Class David Loud Manny
Jay Hunter Morris in Master Class Jay Hunter Morris Tony
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Opening Night Production Credits

Terrence McNally Terrence McNally Writer
  Giuseppe Verdi Featuring music by
  Giacomo Puccini Featuring music by
  Vincenzo Bellini Featuring music by
Leonard Foglia Leonard Foglia Director
  Michael McGarty Scenic Design
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1996 Outstanding Actress in a Play Zoe Caldwell Winner
1996 Outstanding Play Terrence McNally Winner

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1996 Distinguished Production of a Play   Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1996 Outstanding Actress in a Play Zoe Caldwell Winner
1996 Outstanding Debut Performance Karen Kay Cody Winner
1996 Outstanding New Broadway Play   Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1996 Theatre World Award Karen Kay Cody Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1996 Actress in a Play Zoe Caldwell Winner
1996 Featured Actress in a Play Audra McDonald Winner
1996 Play Terrence McNally Winner

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Jun. 29, 1997 4 $109,515
$231,193
$4,477 $28.86
$45.00
3795
793
7
0
68.37% 1.61%
Jun. 22, 1997 3 $105,038
$231,193
$44,284 $28.34
$45.00
3706
793
7
0
66.76% 13.39%
Jun. 15, 1997 2 $60,754
$165,138
-$16,289 $28.71
$45.00
2116
793
5
0
53.37% 1.02%
Jun. 8, 1997 1 $77,043
$231,193
- $26.51
$45.00
2906
793
7
0
52.35% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $352,350
$858,717
  $28.11 12523
20618
26
0
60.74 %  
Cumulative
  $15,082,029
$858,717
  $34.79
$50.00
424668
484523
599
12
87.65 %  
 
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