Photo Flash: 'Cyrano de Bergerac' Opens November 1
The new production of Cyrano de Bergerac, Edmond Rostand's 1897 romantic classic, with a translation and adaptation by Anthony Burgess began previews on Friday, October 12, 2007 with an opening night set for Thursday, November 1, 2007. The production will play a strictly limited 10-week engagement at the Richard Rodgers Theater, 226 W. 46th Street.
Academy Award and Tony Award winner Kevin Kline (Cyrano), Golden Globe winner Jennifer Garner (Roxanne) and Tony Award nominee Daniel Sunjata (Christian de Neuvillette) star opposite Max Baker as Ragueneau, Euan Morton as Ligniere, Chris Sarandon as Comte de Guiche, John Douglas Thompson as Le Bret and Concetta Tomei as Roxane's Duenna.
"Based on a true story, Cyrano de Bergerac is a classic tale of romance and tragedy. The soulful poet/philosopher and brilliant swordsman Cyrano, a cadet in the French Army, falls for the beautiful, strong-willed Roxane, but is too ashamed of his large nose to tell her. Instead, when he learns that she loves the handsome Christian de Neuvillette, his dim-witted comrade, he pens poetry and love letters to Roxane on Christian's behalf. After many years, the truth is revealed. Will love or beauty conquer all?," state press notes.
Photos by Carol Rosegg