By Frank Rich
Terrence Mann, who originated the role of Inspector Javert in the original 1987 Broadway production of "Les Misérables," will return next month to reprise his role and direct "Les Misérables: A Musical Celebration" at the Nutmeg Summer Series of UConn's Connecticut Repertory Theatre.
Mann, who in recent years has been a regular at the summer series in "My Fair Lady" and "Man of La Mancha," will star in the show that will open the three-musical series May 28 to June 7 at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre on the Storrs campus.
Mann has multiple Tony Award nominations for the revival of "Pippin," "Les Misérables" and "Beauty and the Beast." Other Broadway credits include "Cats," "Jerome Robbins' Broadway," "The Addams Family" and "Rags."
(Photo: Terrence Mann. Photo by Cloe Poisson)
The "Second Mrs. Wilson" -- The 'Power' Behind the Presidency
Margaret Colin. Photo by Michael McAndrews
By Frank Rizzo
Margaret Colin feels right at home in the White House.
After all, she played Jacqueline Kennedy on Broadway in "Jackie: An American Life," and she was the president's spouse in the film "First Daughter." She was also press secretary to the president in the blockbuster film "Independence Day," surviving an alien attack and the blast that blew up of the White House.
She is now playing First Lady Edith Wilson, wife of 28th President Woodrow Wilson, in the world premiere at Long Wharf Theatre of Joe DiPietro's "The Second Mrs. Wilson," staged by the theater's Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein.
The production features an impressive cast, with John Glover (Tony Award for "Love! Valour! Compassion!"), Harry Groener (three Tony nominations including "Crazy for You"), Stephen Barker Turner (Yale Rep's "Arcadia"), Steve Routman (Long Wharf's "The Underpants") and Fred Applegate (Broadway's "The Last Ship").
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