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Tyne Daly in Master Class at the Vaudeville Theatre

Tuesday, 8th Nov 2011  

The American Actress Transferring from Broadway to the West End from January to April 2012

It has been revealed that Tyne Daly will be starring in an upcoming production set to arrive on the stage of the Vaudeville Theatre – “Master Class” – and as a result she will work under the direction of Stephen Wadsworth. The show is set to arrive at the West End theatre in 2012 and follows various other shows that have been announced at the venue in the months ahead, from the current “Broken Glass” to the upcoming “Swallows and Amazons”.

Tyne Daly is an American actress whose work on the stage as seen her win a Tony Award in 1989 for her appearance in the show “Gypsy: A Musical Fable”, though she has also appeared in a great deal of other Broadway shows over the years as well. “The Seagull” is another of her stage appearances, as well as “Rabbit Hole” and “Call Me Madam”. She also appeared in “Master Class” when it was staged at the Manhattan Theater Club this year. Her screen credits include “The Enforcer” (alongside Clint Eastwood as ‘Dirty’ Harry Callaghan) and “Cagney and Lacey”.

“Master Class” is a play from Terrence McNally that first appeared on the other side of the Atlantic in the mid-1990s. It follows the character of Maria Callas (Daly), a funny pedagogue who lives a glamorous lifestyle as a diva and extroverted individual. In her master classes she has mixed feelings about her students, with some impressing her and others causes thoughts of concern, and we gain glimpses into her early life. Her life has been filled with interesting tales, from an affair with the Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis to her younger life when she was seen as somewhat of an ugly duckling.

The first production appeared as a result of the Philadelphia Theatre Company and eventually appeared on Broadway in 1995, going on to win Tony Awards and a Drama Desk Award.

“Master Class” is set to appear on the stage of the Vaudeville Theatre from Tuesday 7th February 2012 (previews from Saturday 21st January 2012) to Saturday 28th April 2012.

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