Mohegan Sun’s Reality Check Presents Taryn Manning, Dascha Polanco, Vicky Jeudy and Adrienne C. Moore from Orange Is The New Black

WHAT:
Taryn Manning, Dascha Polanco, Vicky Jeudy and Adrienne C. Moore of the Netflix hit original series, Orange is the New Black host an exclusive Q&A and signing in The Shops at Mohegan Sun.

WHEN/WHERE:
Friday, December 5th
8:30pm- Live Q&A
9:00pm- Signing Event
The Shops at Mohegan Sun

**TARYN MANNING TO DJ AT VISTA LATER THAT NIGHT**

IN DETAIL:
Get “locked up” for the most anticipated Reality Check event yet when cast members of the Emmy-award winning series, Orange is the New Black host an exclusive Q&A and signing in The Shops at Mohegan Sun. Spend “time” with actresses Taryn Manning, Dascha Polanco, Vicky Jeudy and Adrienne C. Moore for a live Q&A and hear what it is like to be a part of the most talked about show of the past two years!

Taryn Manning is a series regular on the Emmy Nominated Netflix hit original series Orange is the New Black, starring as Pennsatucky.  She has graced the screen in cinematic hits such as Hustle & Flow, which was nominated for a SAG Award, 8 Mile, Crossroads, Crazy/Beautiful, Cold Mountain, A lot Like Love, Dandelion, White Oleander, Love Ranch and The Perfect Age of Rock N’ Roll.  Not only a force in film, Manning has been favored in roles on Televisions’ major hitters, Hawaii 5-0, Melrose Place, The Practice, Boston Legal, Burn Notice, CSI Miami, Sons of Anarchy and Law & Order: SVU for which she garnered critical acclaim.   Juggling a cohesive acting career, Manning is also a solo artist whose single ‘Send Me Your Love’ has topped Billboards Dance charts.  Flying coast to coastsmashing her DJ sets, Manning also adds accomplished designer to her long list of credits with her unique clothing line Born Uniqorn which was carried in Barneys, Kitson, Ron Herman and Fred Segal stores around the country. To learn more about Taryn Manning, visit her website.

Dascha Polanco portrays the quiet and shy inmate, Dayanara “Daya” Diaz in Orange is the New Black. Polanco’s role as Diaz was her first full-time acting career. Following her breakout success, Polanco appeared in the 2013 independent film, Gimme Shelter and the 2014 comedy, The Cobbler.

Vicky Jeudy currently plays Janae Watson, a former high school track star turned inmate on Orange is the New Black. Jeudy loves empowering the youth in the urban communities.

Adrienne C. Moore is an American actress, singer, and voice over artist. She is a series regular on Netflix’s Orange is the New Black and plays Cindy Hayes aka “Black Cindy,” a brash and bold inmate who’s not afraid to tell it like it is. Moore has also appeared on the popular series Blue Bloods and 30 Rock. On stage she has portrayed such memorable characters as Keera in Kirsten Greenidge’s world premiere of Milk Like Sugar, for which Backstage hailed her as one of the“Most Memorable Performances”. Recently, she starred in the Chevrolet commercial for its new 2014 Cruz Diesel campaign.

**Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Due to time restrictions, signing personalization or personal photos for signing are prohibited. Taryn Manning, Dascha Polanco, Vicky Jeudy and Adrienne C. Moore will only be signing the headshots given out at event.  This event is bracelet-only. A limited number of bracelets will be distributed starting at 6:30pm at the signing stage in The Shops concourse. Participants must have a bracelet in order to gain entry into the signing line.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN:
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 75 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and view us on YouTube.

Thanksgiving Specials At Mohegan Sun

Guests can enjoy dining and shopping deals on Thursday, November 27th

UNCASVILLE, CT (October 27, 2014) – This Thanksgiving, Mohegan Sun is serving up endless dining and shopping specials for friends, family and loved ones to gobble up!

Enjoy a $34.00 per person meal at Todd English’s Tuscany from 1:00pm-4:00pm. First course boasts wood-roasted pear and gorgonzola salad followed by a second course of sage brined Heritage turkey, sausage and potato stuffing, roasted root vegetables, bacon and dijon brussels sprout petals, sweet potato with pecan crumbles, grappa sauce and giblet gravy. Pecan bread pudding with Tahitian gelato serves as the sweet treat to round out this Thanksgiving meal.

Ballo Italian Restaurant is offering a $42.95 per person, 3-course dinner including your choice of classic Caesar salad, meatballs with pomodoro and ricotta or crispy pork belly with honey crisp apples, radicchio and chili-infused honey to start. Second course is a choice of five deluxe entrées including a rigatoni with spicy sausage ragu and pecorino fonduta, seared shrimp with honey-glazed carrots, walnuts and goat cheese polenta or a ricotta gnocchi with squash, bacon, chestnuts and apples. For dessert, enjoy a pumpkin cannoli with candied walnuts.

Starting at 11:00am, Seasons Buffet is featuring such Thanksgiving classics as rotisserie turkey, apple cider-brined pork chops with cranberry chutney, maple-glazed sweet potatoes, fall vegetable and apple stuffing, caramel apple pie trifle, maple walnut parfait and much more.

Seasons Buffet Prices
Breakfast: Child $6.50, Adult $12.50
Lunch: Child $11.50, Adult $21.00
Dinner: Child $14.00, Adult $25.00

Child price for children ages 6 to 12. All pricing includes tax. Gratuity is not included.

Bar Americain will offer a special Thanksgiving dinner for just $39.00. The meal includes maple-glaze roasted turkey alongside corn bread, wild mushroom and bacon stuffing, cranberry, fig and pinot noir chutney and creamed kale.

Other Thanksgiving-inspired menus can be found at Ben & Jerry’s, Geno’s Fast Break, Geno’s Bagels, Sweets & Subs, Wok-on by Geno’s Fast Break, Hash House A Go Go, Johnny Rockets, The Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music House, Michael Jordan’s Steak House and Jasper White’s Summer Shack.

Holiday specials continue at The Shops at Mohegan Sun where Old Farmer’s Almanac General Store is offering 50% off all Thanksgiving accessories, decorations, collectibles and candy. Sunglasses USA is including a free gift with purchase for any item over $50.00. Landau is featuring The Atwood Collection with $19.95 jewelry pieces. Trailblazer has discounts on women’s Morninglory full zip fleece, men’s Chimborazo full zip fleece, women’s Cinnabar Triclimate Jacket and men’s Carto Triclimate Jacket.

For more information on Thanksgiving dining and retail specials at Mohegan Sun, please visit mohegansun.com.

About Mohegan Sun:
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 75 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and view us on YouTube.

Veterans Day Specials At Mohegan Sun

Mohegan Sun gives back to U.S. Military members this Veterans Day

UNCASVILLE, CT (October 22, 2014) – This Veterans Day, to honor those who have protected our country, Mohegan Sun offers up discounts and deals for both active and retired military members.

Wear your support and show your pride with a yellow ribbon pin which you can receive at any of the casino entrances on Tuesday, November 11th.

Remembrance Day Hotel Special
Mohegan Sun is giving back to those who have served and continue to serve with a special hotel $99.00 room rate offer available from Monday, November 10th to Thursday, November 13th. All retired and active military including DOD/CIA/FBI, first responders, police, firefighters and paramedics are eligible for this discount.

**Use the promo code: HERO. Guests required to display credentials upon check-in.

Restaurant Specials
On Tuesday, November 11th, Chief’s Deli, The Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music House, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and The Original Soup Man will all offer a 10% discount for veterans with a military ID.

Soltoro Tequila Grill, Michael Jordan’s Steak House & 23.sportcafe and Wok-on by Geno’s Fast Break will offer 15% off food purchases to veterans with military ID. Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville’s Smuggler’s Hold will also feature a 15% discount on retail for all veterans on Veteran’s Day.

Both Johnny Rockets locations will offer a 20% discount to all military personnel with a military ID.  Seasons Buffet will feature a 20% off a buffet purchase for veterans with military ID during all meal periods.

All veterans are eligible for 25% off at Hash House A Go Go when presenting their military ID. Veterans can also enjoy 50% off all fall and harvest items at Old Farmer’s Almanac General Store with their military ID. This excludes all clearance and promotional items.

About Mohegan Sun:
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 75 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on      Facebook, follow us on Twitter and view us on YouTube.