Maria Callas

  • Film

    February 5, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    Richard Burton Eviscerates His Costars From Beyond

    Late, great Richard Burton's diary is coming out, and it's filled with lots of admiration for Liz and a whole bunch of scorn for a lot of other people. About Lucille Ball: "She is a monster of staggering charmlessness and monumental lack of humour... "She is a tired old woman... "Nineteen solid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Faye Dunaway Tweeted This Photo From Her Master Class Movie

    Here she is as opera diva Maria Callas, instructing a young student played by Danielle Deniese

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Faye Dunaway Updates Her Fans On Master Class

    At least I think it's Faye Dunaway. On Twitter, @RealFayeDunaway has been saying that her long-awaited film version of Master Class is in post production. Master Class is the Terrence McNally play about opera diva Maria Callas instructing some young hopefuls with brash charm and putdowns. Faye ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2011

    Alan Rickman On Broadway: My Review

    This has been a really good year for tough teachers on Broadway. In Master Class, Tyne Daly played Maria Callas, the opera diva ripping her students a new one in her inimitable prima-donna style. In Venus in Fur, Nina Arianda is a mystery lady who comes to audition for writer Hugh Dancy and/or exc ... More >>

  • Theater

    July 13, 2011

    Master Class Looks at Callas Behavior

    MTC and Terrence McNally try to revive an opera great

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Tyne Daly As Maria Callas: My Review

    Photo: Joan Marcus​"No applause. We're here for work," says faded but still powerful opera diva Maria Callas at the outset of Master Class, silencing us as she enters for her day's business. Callas is there to instruct her students--and us--on how to get the most out of their work by trusting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Faye Dunaway's Master Class Movie: What The Hell Happened?

    ​The screen version of Master Class--directed by Oscar winner Faye Dunaway, who stars as opera diva Maria Callas--was scheduled to come out in 2010. But it ain't ready, divas. A while ago, I had gotten an anonymous tip that people had stormed off the set for some reason and there was major t ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 23, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Faye Dunaway Is a Big, Old Diva--Namely Maria Callas

    ​The last time I interviewed Oscar winner Faye Dunaway, I asked her what was taking so long with her proposed film adaptation of Master Class, in which she would recreate her L.A. stage role of opera diva Maria Callas. Faye looked as confused as when Mommie Dearest started being promoted as c ... More >>

  • Dance

    September 29, 2009
  • Columns

    November 19, 2008

    Oscar Nominee Swallowed After BJ!

    Ken Russell and other crazy people we love.

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2008

    Ken Russell, Master Filmmaker, Speaks

    Ken Russell, the British director of such lush, visceral epics as Tommy and Women In Love, swept into town to direct a bizarre theatrical thriller called Mindgame, and nicely paused for a little psychological tete-a-tete with yours truly. The result will be in the next column, but in the meantime, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2008

    Get Down and Boogie at the Latest Club Library?

    Books and nightclubs generally don't go together any better than Vicodin and smack do. Yes, Rapture Cafe is an East Village bookstore/hangout that has a lot of parties, but the titles there are generally wildly light and trashy (like MY book) and besides, they're diligently covered up for the bashes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2008

    Take My Wife, Please: Nepotism and Hollywood

    Let us all gather ‘round (and bring your spouses, by the way) and praise nepotism. Last year was truly a golden age for it in Hollywood. You’ll remember that Leslie Mann (Judd Apatow’s wife) landed a plum role in his Knocked Up; Helena Bonham Carter (Tim Burton’s lady) nailed the coveted rol ... More >>

  • Theater

    October 2, 2007
  • Dance

    April 18, 2006

    That Old Magic

    Superb performers in their late-days prime stage a cabaret

  • Film

    November 22, 2005

    The Boys on the Side

    Remembering anthropologist Tobias Schneebaum—and other members of an unconventional salon

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005

    Northern Exposures:

    Clinton Does the Democratic Primaries

  • News

    December 28, 2004

    Susan Sontag (1933-2004)

    Remembering the voice of moral responsibility—and unembarrassed hedonism

  • Music

    December 21, 2004

    Bobo's In Paradise

    Canadian synth-punks weird out in the cardboard forest

  • Film

    October 26, 2004
  • Dance

    October 12, 2004

    Dying to Dance

    Dancers from Portugal tease death with virtuosity; a Korean-born New Yorker tries it on

  • Dance

    January 6, 2004

    O For a Muse of Fire

    Two choreographers enter history, bringing it to bear on the present and the personal

  • News

    November 18, 2003

    American Gods

    Legendary Comic-Book Artists Alex Ross and Neal Adams Declare Their Patriot Acts

  • Dance

    October 21, 2003
  • Art

    August 26, 2003

    Open Admission

    High Culture on a Low Budget

  • Columns

    September 24, 2002
  • News

    September 10, 2002

    Silence = Life

    John Kelly Represents in Mime

  • Columns

    June 18, 2002
  • Dance

    August 1, 2000

    Maelstrom at Martha’s

    Embattled Graham Dancers Send a Letter to the World

  • News

    July 13, 1999

    I Think Icon

    People Who Need People

  • News

    April 13, 1999

    Auto Erotica

    The Romance poetry of Detroit

  • Dance

    March 23, 1999
  • Columns

    January 26, 1999

    NY Mirror

    Faye said she felt Chinatown 'gave people something to put their dreams on.' (It's better than a wire hanger.)