Friday, May 12, 2017

Mark Your Calendars For the CT Critics Awards


 The Connecticut Critics Circle announced today that Broadway's triple Tony nominated Terrence Mann will host its 27th annual Awards ceremony on Monday,  June 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart University’s Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts in Fairfield. A private reception will precede the awards show. 

The  event, which celebrates the best in professional theater in the state, is free and open to the public. 

Last year’s top honorees -- Yale Repertory Theatre’s “Indecent” and Hartford Stage’s “Anastasia” -- are currently on Broadway. 

Mann joins the Connecticut theater community as artistic director of the Nutmeg Summer Series at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. He received Tony nominations for his roles as Javert in “Les Miserables,” as the Beast in “Beauty and the Beast” and as King Charles in the revival of “Pippin.” He also originated the role of Rum Tum Tugger in the Broadway production of “Cats.” 

Paulette Haupt will be recognized for her many years as the  founding artistic director of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Music Theater Conference in Waterford.  She will be honored with the Connecticut Critics Circle’s Tom Killen Award, given in recognition of her 40 years of extraordinary achievement and service to Connecticut theater. 

Previous winners of the Tom Killen Award include Lloyd Richards, Michael Price, Gordon Edelstein, Michael Wilson, Lucille Lortel, and Carmen de Lavallade. Last year’s winner was Anne Keefe. 

For further information go to The Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts, 5151 Park Ave., Fairfield is just off Exit 47 on the Merritt Parkway 

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