Tyne Daly taking Broadway by storm in Maria Callas role

Smallscreen, film and Tony Award-winning star Tyne Daly is receiving rave reviews for her work on stage in “Master Class.”

Ms. Daly is portraying Callas in a new revival of Terrence McNally’s play, directed by Stephen Wadsworth, which opened Thursday at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

This play is based on the real master classes Callas gave to students at the Juilliard School of Music in the 1970s.

Three singers ask the opera diva for advice.

Callas, whose voice had disintegrated by this point in her career, delivers two large soliloquies of memories to the audience.

Daly is an American TV icon, her work with Sharon Gless on the series, “Cagney & Lacey” cemented her forver as a no-nonsense straight shooter with wit, and then she took the Tony Award for her work in “Gypsy.”

The supporting cast includes Sierra Boggess as Sharon Graham, Alexandra Silber as Sophie De Palma, Jeremy Cohen as the accompanist Manny and Garrett Sorenson as the tenor Anthony Candolino.

“Master Class” is playing at the Friedman Theater on Broadway, New York City.