Tony winner Douglas Hodge will play the title character in a Broadway revival of Cyrano de Bergerac this fall. Directed by Jamie Lloyd, the Roundabout Theater Company production begins previews September 14 at the American Airlines Theatre. Opening night is set for October 11. No further casting has been announced at this time.
Edmond Rostand's classic comedy follows Cyrano (Hodge), a nobleman with a head for poetry and a nose for miles. All of Paris adores him except for his true love Roxanne, who can’t see past his all-too-prominent facial feature. Instead, she falls for a handsome young cadet named Christian. When Christian admits he’s tongue-tied with Roxanne, Cyrano gives him the romantic words guaranteed to win her heart. The comedy has been revived on Broadway over a dozen times, most recently in 2007 with a production starring Kevin Kline and Jennifer Garner.
Hodge earned a Tony Award for La Cage aux Folles. His many other stage credits include Guys and Dolls and Inadmissible Evidence. He is currently directing The Torch Song Trilogy at London's Menier Chocolate Factory.