MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB ANNOUNCES
OLIVIER AWARD NOMINEE SIERRA BOGGESS
TO APPEAR IN NEW BROADWAY PRODUCTION OF
BOGGESS JOINS PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED
TONY & EMMY AWARD WINNER TYNE DALY
PRODUCTION TO BEGIN PREVIEWS TUESDAY, MAY 24;
OPENING NIGHT SET FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 21 AT MTC’S SAMUEL J. FRIEDMAN THEATRE
Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce that Sierra Boggess, who last week received an Olivier nomination, will appear opposite Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly in Manhattan Theatre Club’s upcoming Broadway production 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 for which she received Drama Desk and Drama League nominations. In MASTER CLASS, Boggess will play Sharon, a singer in Maria Callas’ (Daly) Juilliard master class.
The limited engagement of MASTER CLASS will play MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) with previews starting Tuesday, May 24 with an opening night set for Tuesday, June 21. This production, which is offered as part of MTC’s 2010-2011 subscription series, will be the first show to open as part of the 2011-2012 Broadway season.
Terrence McNally’s award-winning play about Maria Callas takes us to one of her famous master classes 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).
Additional casting and other listings information will be announced in the coming weeks.
Tickets for MASTER CLASS are available by calling Telecharge at 212-239-6200, online by visiting www.Telecharge.com, or by visiting the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre Box Office (261 West 47th Street). Ticket prices are $57 – $121.
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, MTC has become one of the country’s most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. Over the past three decades, MTC productions have earned a total of 17 Tony Awards and six Pulitzer Prizes, an accomplishment unparalleled by a New York theatrical institution. MTC has a Broadway home at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) and an Off-Broadway theatre at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street). Renowned MTC productions include Time Stands Still; The Royal Family; Ruined; The American Plan; Come Back, Little Sheba; Blackbird; Translations; Shining City; Rabbit Hole; Doubt; Proof; The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife; Love! Valour! Compassion!; A Small Family Business; Sylvia; Putting It Together; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; Crimes of the Heart; and Ain’t Misbehavin.’
For more information on MTC, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.
SIERRA BOGGESS (Sharon) is thrilled to be making her MTC debut with Master Class. She comes directly from London's West End where she is currently starring in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies as ‘Christine Daae,’ a character which she also played in The Phantom of the Opera in Las Vegas. Sierra was last seen on Broadway starring as the title character in Disney's The Little Mermaid (Drama Desk and Drama League nominations and Broadway.com award for Favorite Breakthrough Performance) and in the City Center Encores! production of Music in the Air. She has been seen regionally as Binky in Princesses (world premiere, Goodspeed and 5th Avenue Theater), and in the national tours of Les Miserables and West Side Story. Concert appearances include The BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall, Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Series: The Lyrics of David Zippel, New York Pops at Lincoln Center and Broadway by the Year at Town Hall. Sierra’s television appearances include “The Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” “The View,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,” and “The 62nd Annual Tony Awards.” She also appeared in People Magazine and on the cover of USA Weekend alongside Megan Mullaly and Mario Lopez. Recordings including the Symphonic Recording of Love Never Dies and the Original Cast Album for The Little Mermaid. She holds a BFA from Milikin University.
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