From Port Charles lawyer to opera diva.

Updated January 29: congratulates General Hospital’s Carolyn Hennesy (Diane) for winning an Ovation Award for Lead Actress in a Play for her role as legendary opera soprano Maria Callas in Master Class. The Ovation Awards are created to recognize excellence in theatrical performance, production and design and are the only peer-judged theatre awards in Los Angeles.

On August 25, 2017, we learned that General Hospital’s Carolyn Hennesy (Port Charles’ Diane Miller) will star as the legendary opera soprano Maria Callas in Terrence McNally’s Master Class. The play was inspired by world-renowned opera diva Maria Callas’ magnificent Juilliard master class series. It was written by Tony Award winner Terrence McNally and spotlights the opera star and vulnerable woman known as La Divina. In the performance, Callas relentlessly coaxes, prods, and edifies her young students, motivating them to give the performances of their lives, while revealing her humor, her demons, and her genius.

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Master Class is helmed by Artistic Director Dimitri Toscas, and also stars Roy Abramsohn (Weeds) as “Manny” Weinstock, Jeff Campanella (TURN: Washington’s Spies) as Stagehand, Maegan McConnell as Sophie De Palma, Landon Shaw II as Anthony Candolino, and Aubrey Trujillo-Scarr (Reco’s Magic) as Sharon Graham. The production will also feature scenic design by Francois-Pierre Couture, costume design by Michele Young, lighting by JM Montecalvo, sound design by Robert A. Ramirez, and properties design by John McElveney.

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Master Class will open the newly formed Garry Marshall Theatre in Burbank, CA for a 5-week limited run from September 22 to October 22. This is the theater’s first production for its inaugural season. The theater, previously named the Falcon Theater, was opened by the late Garry Marshall and operated for twenty years until his death in 2016. It relaunched as a nonprofit organization as the Garry Marshall Theatre to honor the late director. The theater’s mission is to honor the legacy of the Falcon’s late founder to advance up-and-coming talent and live performance culture. Tickets range between $45 and $65 and go on sale August 28. You can purchase tickets by calling the box office at 1-818-955-8101, or visiting Garry Marshall Theatre.

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