Geraldine Hughes, Max Baker and More Join Roundabout's CYRANO DE BERGERAC - Full Cast Announced!
Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the final 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."
The cast will also feature Kyle Soller (Christian), Max Baker (Le Bret), Bill Buell (Ragueneau), Geraldine Hughes (Duenna & Marthe), Peter Bradbury (Carbon de Castel-Jaloux), Jack Cutmore-Scott (Cuigy), Mikaela Feely-Lehmann (Claire), Andy Grotelueschen (Montefleury & Friar), Tim McGeever (Lignière), Drew McVety (Man #2), Frances Mercanti-Anthony (Amélie, Lise, Mother Marguérite), Okieriete Onaodowan (Man #1), Samuel Roukin (Valvert), 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.
Cyrano is a nobleman with a tremendous wit and an enormous nose. 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?
An enduring masterwork with some of the most ingenious 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.
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).