Mann & Fulton Gear Up for MY FAIR LADY at Conn. Repertory Theatre this Summer

By: May. 19, 2011
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As BroadwayWorld has previously reported, Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will open its 2011 Nutmeg Summer Series with the classic American musical, Guys and Dolls based on Runyon's comic tales of Broadway running June 2-12 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre (Lower Jorgensen).

It was also announced that The Nutmeg Summer Series will continue through July 17, 2011 with Seussical, a musical based on the most famous books of Dr. Seuss, running June 16-26 in the Nafe Katter Theatre.

The season hightlight includes a production of My Fair Lady starring Broadways Terrence Mann as Professor Henry Higgins and TV soap star Eileen Fulton as Mrs. Higgins, playing July 7-17 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre.

Subscriptions for all three productions and single tickets for each individual show are now available by calling the Jorgensen Box Office at 860-486-4226 or visiting www.crt.uconn.edu.

Mann made his Broadway debut in 1982 in the Tony Award-winning musical, Barnum at the St. James Theatre. He played the supporting role of Chester Lyman. However, he made his true break-through performance in the original Broadway cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats. He created the memorable lead role of the "playful" cat Rum Tum Tugger. In 1985, Mann played assistant choreographer Larry in Richard Attenborough's film version of A Chorus Line.
In 1987, he won the role of Inspector Javert in the original Broadway cast of Les Misérables. His portrayal of Javert earned him his first Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role, a role which he would later reprise near the end of the musical's run at the Imperial Theater in 2003. Mann earned his second Tony Award nomination in 1994 for his portrayal of the Beast in Disney's Beauty and the Beast and reprised his role in the Los Angeles production in 1995 along with many of the original broadway cast members. In 1997, Terrence created the role of Chauvelin in the Frank Wildhorn musical The Scarlet Pimpernel. He has also starred in other musicals including: Rags (1986), Jerome Robbins' Broadway (1989), Getting Away with Murder (1996), and the 2000 Broadway revival of The Rocky Horror Show (in which he played Frank-N-Furter), in addition to the (then) off-Broadway show Assassins (1991). He most recently was seen on Broadway as Mal Beineke opposite Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth in The Addams Family.

Eileen Fulron is most famous for her portrayal of Lisa Grimaldi on the CBS Soap Opera How the World Turns, which she played on and off from 1960 to 2010.  She has also appeared on stage in the Broadway productions of The Fantasticks and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Fulton has written two memoirs, How My World Turns and As My World Still Turns. She also wrote a mystery novel, called Soap Opera, loosely based on her experiences on As the World Turns as well as a series of murder mystery novels Take One for Murder about a soap opera star "Nina" and her detective boyfriend "Dino." Fulton has performed a number of cabaret and nightclub acts.




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