Cyrano de Bergerac, the classic play about the famous romantic with an even more famous nose, begins performances September 14 at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre. The Roundabout Theatre Company revival will officially open on October 11 and play a limited engagement through November 25.
Starring Douglas Hodge as the titular wordsmith and Clemence Poesy as his beguiling love interest, Cyrano de Bergerac is the Paris-set story of a nobleman whose physical appearance (namely, his extremely long nose) discourages him from pursuing the love of his life, Roxane. When Roxane falls in love with a handsome but tongue-tied cadet, Cyrano gives him the words to win Roxane’s heart.
Joining Hodge and Poesy are Patrick Page (Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark) as Comte de Guiche, Kyle Soller as Christian, Max Baker as Le Bret, Bill Buell as Ragueneau and Geraldine Hughes as Duenna/Marthe. The ensemble also includes Andy Grotelueschen, Drew McVety, Frances Mercanti-Anthony and Ben Steinfeld.
Cyrano de Bergerac first opened on Broadway at the Garden Theatre on October 3, 1898. Since then, the play has been revived 14 times on Broadway, most recently in 2007 with a production starring Kevin Kline as Cyrano and Jennifer Garner as Roxane.
The Cyrano de Bergerac creative team includes set and costume designer Soutra Gilmour, lighting designer Japhy Weideman and sound and original music designer Dan Moses Schreier.