Terrence Mann Spends Summer at Connecticut Rep; Directs PIRATES OF PENZANCE in July

Terrence Mann Spends Summer at Connecticut Rep; Directs PIRATES OF PENZANCE in JulyAccording to The Day, Broadway star Terrence Mann has returned to the University of Connecticut's Connecticut Repertory Theater to participate in its Nutmeg Summer Series. He ends his run as the lead in CRT's Man of La Mancha today, June 16, and is set to direct the theatre's The Pirates of Penzance in July.

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Mann, who originated the roles of Rum Tum Tugger in Cats, Javert in Les Miserables, and the Beast in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast on Broadway, took on the role of Henry Higgins in CRT's summer 2011 production of My Fair Lady.

According to The Day, Mann's participation has caused a jump in CRT's audience numbers, which has enabled the Nutmeg Summer Series to continue after shutting down due to budget restrictions in 2002.

The series will also produce The Odd Couple, starring Broadway's Liz Larsen and Kathleen McNenny.

In addition to his starring roles in Broadway's Les Mis, Beauty and the Beast and Cats, Mann has also appeared in The Addams Family (2010), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Actors' Fund Concert (2006), The 24 Hour Plays 2005 Benefit, Lennon (2005), The Rocky Horror Show (2000), The Scarlet Pimpernel (1997), Getting Away With Murder (1996), Jerome Robbins' Broadway (1989) and Rags (1986). In addition, he has played in Off-Broadway's Assassins (1991), the Encores! Promises, Promises concert (1997) and in the New York Musical Theatre Festival production of Party Come Here (2006), and more. On screen, Mann has appeared in all four Critters films and the soap opera All My Children.

For a taste of Mann on stage in Connecticut, check out photos of the actor in CRT's Man of La Mancha HERE.

Photo credit: Gerry Goodstein

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