Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) presents Gilbert & Sullivan's comic operetta THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE.
The show will be directed by Broadway veteran Terrence Mann and will feature Seán Martin Hingston as the Pirate King, best known for his Broadway appearances in Promises, Promises and Crazy For You. His TV/Film credits include Across The Universe, The Producers and Sex and the City. Steven Hayes is playing the Major-General. He recently portrayed The Barber in 2012 Nutmeg Summer Series production of Man of La Mancha. He also won Outstanding Actor at the NYC Fringe Festival.
Diane Phelan is playing Mabel. She is a Connecticut native from New Haven. Her NYC credits include Disenchanted! and Carousel.
Performances begin July 12 at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre, Storrs and run through July 22. For tickets and information call the Box Office at 860.486.2113 and visit www.crt.uconn.edu.
Terrence Mann (Director) most recently played Don Quixote in the 2012 Nutmeg Summer Series production of Man of La Mancha and Henry Higgins in 2011 Nutmeg Summer Series production of My Fair Lady. Mr. Mann made his Broadway debut in 1982 as Chester Lyman in the Tony Award-winning musical, Barnum, but his true break-through performance came when he created the memorable lead role of the "playful" cat Rum Tum Tugger in the original Broadway cast of Cats.
Mann's portrayal of Inspector Javert in the original Broadway production of Les Miserables earned him his first Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role. His second Tony Award nomination came in 1994 when he played the Beast in Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Most recently, he completed a Broadway run as Mal Beineke in The Addams Family. Other stage credits include: The Scarlet Pimpernel (Chauvlin), Rags, Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Getting Away With Murder and the 2000 Broadway revival The Rocky Horror Show, Assassins, Lennon and The Lost Colony, North Carolina. Film credits include: A Chorus Line, A Circle on the Cross, Eavesdrop, all four Critters films.TV credits include: 30 ROCK,All My Children (Earl Boyd), The Equalizer,The Tick, and Law and Order. Mr. Mann is the Distinguished Chair of Musical Theatre, Western Carolina University.