Founder and Artistic Director (1961-2012)
Theodore Mann co-founded Circle in the Square Theatre with Jose Quintero in 1951. Mr. Mann produced Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh and Long Day’s Journey Into Night which resulted in O’Neill being heralded as America’s greatest playwright. He has presented over 200 productions, including Tennessee Williams’ Summer and Smoke that is recognized as having given birth to the Off-Broadway theatre movement. He directed Mourning Becomes Electra, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Ah, Wilderness!, The Glass Menagerie, The Night of the Iguana (as well as for Moscow’s Maly Theater), The Boys in Autumn, Where’s Charley?, and Awake and Sing! with such actors as Al Pacino, Vanessa Redgrave, Annette Bening, Christopher Walken, Dustin Hoffman, James Earl Jones, Kevin Kline, Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, George C. Scott, Jason Robards, Maureen Stapleton, Nancy Marchand, Geraldine Page, Raul Julia, and Colleen Dewhurst. Mr. Mann directed opera for the New York City Opera and Juilliard, as well as numerous plays and musicals for Circle in the Square Theatre School.
Where’s Charley? with Raul Julia and Directed by Theodore Mann at
Circle in the Square Theatre.
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Remembering Theodore Mann