Casting is complete for the Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Edmond Rostand’s comedy Cyrano de Bergerac, starring previously announced Tony winner Douglas Hodge as Cyrano and Patrick Page as Comte de Guiche. French film actress Clemence Poesy is set to star as Roxane, with Max Baker as Le Bret, Bill Buell as Ragueneau, Geraldine Hughes as Duenna/Marthe and Kyle Soller as Christian. Directed by Jamie Lloyd, Cyrano de Bergerac begins performances September 14, with an official opening night on October 11 at Broadway’s American Airlines Theatre. The production will play a limited engagement through November 25.
Additionally, Cyrano de Bergerac will feature John Behlmann as Valvert, Peter Bradbury as Carbon de Castel-Jaloux, Mikaela Feely-Lehmann as Claire, Andy Grotelueschen as Montefleury/Friar, Jack Cutmore-Scott as Cuigy, Frances Mercanti-Anthony as Amelie/Lise/Mother Marguerite, Tim McGeever as Ligniere, Okieriete Onaodowan as Man #1, Drew McVety as Man #2, Samuel Roukin as Valvert and Ben Steinfeld as Musketeer.
Cyrano de Bergerac is the story of a nobleman (Hodge) with a head for poetry and a nose for miles. Everyone in Paris adores him, except his true love Roxane (Poesy), who can’t see past his prominent facial feature. Instead, Roxane falls in love with Christian (Soller), a handsome cadet. But when Christian tells Cyrano that Roxane makes him tongue-tied, Cyrano provides him with the romantic words that are guaranteed to win the young lady’s heart. Cyrano originally opened on Broadway at the Garden Theatre on October 3, 1898, and was most recently revived on November 1, 2007, starring Kevin Kline and Jennifer Garner.
Poesy will make her Broadway debut in Cyrano. Best known as Fleur Delacour in the Harry Potter film series, she has acted onstage in Tartuffe, Picasso 970, Mai 45 Mai 45 and Le Dragon. Additional film and TV credits include 127 Hours, In Bruges and Gossip Girl. Buell has appeared on Broadway in Equus, The History Boys, Inherit the Wind, Urinetown, 42nd Street, Titanic, Tommy, Taking Steps, Big River, Annie and many more. His film and TV credits include Across the Universe, Welcome to the Dollhouse and Boardwalk Empire. Baker played Ragueneau in the 2007 Broadway production of Cyrano, and starred in Jerusalem on Broadway and in the West End. Hughes starred in the Broadway and West End productions of Jerusalem. Her film and TV credits include Gran Torino, The Good Wife and Nurse Jackie. Soller will make his Broadway debut in Cyrano.
The creative team for Cyrano de Bergerac includes set and costume designer Soutra Gilmour, lighting designer Japhy Weideman and sound and original music designer Dan Moses Schreier.