Douglas Hodge, Patrick Page, Clemence Poesy to Lead CYRANO DE BERGERAC Revival; Full Cast Announced!
Roundabout Theatre Company has just announce additional cast members joining Tony® Award winner Douglas Hodge as "Cyrano" in a new Broadway production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Clémence Poésy will make her Broadway debut as "Roxane" and Broadway veteran Patrick Page will play "Comte De Guiche".
This production of Cyrano de Bergerac, by Edmond Rostand, will feature a translation by Ranjit Bolt, directed by Jamie Lloyd.
The cast will also feature Max Baker (Le Bret), Bill Buell (Ragueneau), Geraldine Hughes (Duenna & Marthe), Kyle Soller (Christian), John Behlmann (Valvert ), Peter Bradbury (Carbon de Castel-Jaloux), Mikaela Feely-Lehmann (Claire), Andy Grotelueschen (Montefleury & Friar), Frances Mercanti-Anthony (Amélie, Lise, Mother Marguérite), Tim McGeever (Lignière), Drew McVety (Man #2), Ben Steinfeld (Musketeer).
Cyrano de Bergerac will begin previews on September 14, 2012 and open officially on October 11, 2012 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). This will be a limited engagement through November 25, 2012.
The design team includes Soutra Gilmour (Sets & Costumes), Japhy Weideman (Lights), Dan Moses Schreier (Sound & Original Music).
Douglas Hodge and Clémence Poésy are appearing with the permission of Actors' Equity Association. Roundabout Theatre Company gratefully acknowledges Actors' Equity Association for its assistance of this production.
An enduring masterwork with some of the wittiest lines ever written for the stage, Cyrano de Bergerac is a clever and touching story about the power of love, the art of wordplay and the joy of finding what you've always wanted right under your nose. Cyrano's a nobleman with a head for poetry and a nose for miles. All of Paris adores him except for his true love Roxane, who can't see past his all-too-prominent facial feature. Instead, she falls for a handsome young cadet named Christian. But when Christian admits he's tongue-tied with Roxane, Cyrano gives him the romantic words guaranteed to win her heart. With Christian's looks and Cyrano's language, it's a foolproof plan! Or is it? Written by French poet-dramatist Edmond Rostand, Cyrano de Bergerac was first produced at the Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin, Paris on December 28, 1897 and had an American premiere on Broadway at the Garden Theatre on October 3rd 1898.
Douglas Hodge was most recently seen on Broadway in La Cage aux Folles and received a Tony® Award for his performance as "Albin." Last season, Hodge was directed by Jamie Lloyd in a sold out run in John Osborne's play Inadmissible Evidence at the Donmar Warehouse in London, for which he received an Olivier nomination.
Director Jamie Lloyd was Associate Director of the Donmar from 2008 to 2011. Jamie Lloyd's recent theatre credits include The Duchess of Malfi (Old Vic); She Stoops to Conquer (National, Olivier Theatre); The Faith Machine and The Pride (Royal Court; Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement for The Pride).
Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the American Airlines box office (227 West 42nd Street). Ticket prices range from $42.00-127.00.
Cyrano de Bergerac will play Tuesday through Saturday evening at 8:00PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM.