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Based on the play Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand

The most legendary nose in literature gets a makeover with this American adaptation of the French classic. Will Roxane fall for Christianís dashing looks or Cyranoís daring poetry? Find out in this play full of wordplay and swordplay thatís been an inspiration to writers and lovers for centuries!



Photo Flash: First Look at SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, in collaboration with The Sol Project, presents the New York premiere of Martin Zimmerman's meditation on mourning, redemption and revenge, Seven Spots On The Sun, directed by 2016 Dora Award winner Weyni Mengesha, starring Flora Diaz (The Eyes of My Mother, Fox's 'Gotham'), Peter Jay Fernandez (Broadway: All the Way, Cyrano de Bergerac) and Flor De Liz Perez (CBS's 'The Good Wife,' West End: The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Dolphins and Sharks). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: Big Nose, Big Heart, Big Performance from Roberto Alagna as Met's CYRANO
by Richard Sasanow - May 7, 2017

I first heard tenor Roberto Alagna in the days when he was being touted as ¬ďThe 4th Tenor¬Ē¬óchutzpah that only a record company could come up with, placing him in the hallowed company of Carreras, Domingo and Pavarotti. Fast forward more than 20 years and he's still here. As Cyrano, the soldier-poet with a nose that embarrasses him, in Francesca Zambello's attractive production, Alagna was wonderful¬óperhaps the best I've ever seen him. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/6/2017
by - May 6, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/6/2017. (more...)

Charlotte Spencer Joins Eve Best, Edward Bluemel, and Anthony Head in LOVE IN IDLENESS
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that Charlotte Spencer joins Eve Best, Edward Bluemel, Anthony Head, Vivienne Rochester and Nicola Sloane in Terence Rattigan's Love in Idleness as it transfers to the Apollo Theatre for a strictly limited season. (more...)

ERMA BOMBECK Performs at Cyrano's Theatre in Anchorage!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Cyrano's Theatre Company is proud to announce "Erma Bombeck: At Wit's End", a new play written by Allison and Margaret Angel and directed by Krista M. Schwarting. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Martin Zimmerman's SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in collaboration with The Sol Project is presenting the New York premiere of Martin Zimmerman's meditation on mourning, redemption and revenge, Seven Spots On The Sun, starring Flora Diaz (The Eyes of My Mother, Fox's 'Gotham') as Belen, Peter Jay Fernandez (Broadway: All the Way, Cyrano de Bergerac) as Eugenio and Flor De Liz Perez (CBS's 'The Good Wife,' West End: The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Dolphins and Sharks) as Monica. 2016 Dora Award winner Weyni Mengesha directs. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre presents the Return of MOBY DICK
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company concludes its 29th Season with its award-winning production of Moby Dick, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin, from the book by Herman Melville, in association with The Actors Gymnasium. Moby Dick runs June 7 - September 3, 2017 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra to Present 77th Annual Festival Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's 2016-17 season was one to be applauded. After such an exciting year of music education and performances, the talented musicians will perform their final concert of the season on Sunday, June 4 at 3 p.m. in Verizon Hall in the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

WAM Theatre's Fresh Takes Reading Series to Continue with THE DROLL
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The WAM Theatre 2017 Fresh Takes Play reading series continues with The Droll by Meg Miroshnik at 3:30 pm on Sunday, June 4 at No. Six Depot Roastery and Cafe in West Stockbridge. WAM Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven will direct, and acclaimed local professional actor and theatre educator Jennie M. Jadow is co-producing and will be reading one of the roles. (more...)

Sport For Jove Announces the Return of CYRANO DE BERGERAC
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Sport For Jove Theatre Company is pleased to announce that its next production is an exciting return season for the many thousands who have heard or read about but haven't yet seen their acclaimed production of Cyrano de Bergerac; winner of the 2013 Sydney Theatre Award for the Best Independent Production, Director and Actor. (more...)

BWW Review: OUR TOWN visits the past at The Armory
by Scott Rawson - May 22, 2017

    Grover's Corners is of course the backdrop to the romance of George Gibbs (Jon Churchwell) and Emily Webb (Amanda Rodriquez). With minimal set to interfere with the actor's ability to carry the story the play moves along initially at a refreshing small-town pace. (more...)

Photo Flash: SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN Celebrates Opening at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The New York premiere of Martin Zimmerman's Seven Spots On The Sun, directed by Weyni Mengesha, presented by Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in collaboration with The Sol Project, celebrated its opening night on May 10. Attendees included Ethan Lipton, Leigh Silverman and Keith Randolph Smith. The opening night party and celebration took place at Macondo West (2 Bank St.), and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's PASS OVER
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the world premiere production ofPass Over by Antoinette Nwandu, directed by Danya Taymor. A provocative and hilarious riff on Waiting for Godot, the complete cast features ensemble member Jon Michael Hill (Moses), Julian Parker (Kitch) and Ryan Hallahan (Mister). Pass Over runs June 1 - July 9, 2017 in the Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted St. Press performances are Saturday, June 10 at 3pm and Tuesday, June 13 at 7:30pm. Tickets ($20-$89) are available through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org. Note: There are a limited number of $30 seats for all performances located in the first front two rows of the theatre with code "CLOSEUP." (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Shakespeare In The Squares' Production of ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Shakespeare in the Squares today announces full casting for its 2017 production of Romeo and Juliet which tours to London's squares and parks from 21 June to 13 July, with a press night at Norland Square on 27 June.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Fiasco's THE IMAGINARY INVALID at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Old Globe presents the Globe-commissioned world premiere adaptation of The Imaginary Invalid written by Moliere and reinvented by the acclaimed theatre group Fiasco Theater. Fiasco last delighted Globe audiences with their inventive reimagining of Into the Woods in 2014. This new take on the hilarious classic tale is directed by Fiasco Co-Artistic Directors Jessie Austrian and Noah Brody. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company below! (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Finds Full Company at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced casting for British director Simon Godwin's new staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex, and family. (more...)

New Adaptation of MISS JULIE to Debut at Access Theater This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Strindberg's divisive and controversial play, Miss Julie, will premiere in a new adaptation this May at Access Theater in TriBeCa. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company Stages THE COMEDY OF ERRORS 6/8-18
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance, presents William Shakespeare's madcap, joyous The Comedy of Errors on the U of M's Theatre Mainstage from June 8-18. (more...)

Photo Flash: World Premiere of Dorothy Fortenberry's SPECIES NATIVE TO CALIFORNINA Hits Home in Trump's America
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Everyone's a part of the family - until they're not. IAMA Theatre Company presents the world premiere of a deceptively gentle comedy about family, land, labor and loss. Eli Gonda directs Species Native to California by Dorothy Fortenberry continues through June 11 at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for GLORIA at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Hampstead Theatre presents the UK premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Gloria, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2016, directed by Michael Longhurst. (more...)

IAMA Theatre Company Presents World Premiere of SPECIES NATIVE TO CALIFORNIA
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2017

Everyone's a part of the family - until they're not. IAMA Theatre Company presents the world premiere of a deceptively gentle comedy about family, land, labor and loss. Eli Gonda directs Species Native to California by Dorothy Fortenberry for a May 13 opening at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 13, 2017
by - May 13, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Revival of CRIMES OF THE HEART Directed by Luke Yankee Comes to ICT
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Meg just left a man. Lenny never had a man. Babe just shot a man. Luke Yankee directs a revival of Crimes of the Heart, the Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Circle Award-winning comic drama by Beth Henley, for a June 9 opening at International City Theatre. Two low-priced previews take place on June 7 and June 8. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Complete for Fiasco's Extended IMAGINARY INVALID at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the Globe-commissioned world premiere adaptation of The Imaginary Invalid written by Moliere and reinvented by the acclaimed theatre group Fiasco Theater. Fiasco last delighted Globe audiences with their inventive reimagining of Into the Woods in 2014. This new take on the hilarious classic tale is directed by Fiasco Co-Artistic Directors Jessie Austrian and Noah Brody. (more...)

Manhattan Theatre Club's FULFILLMENT CENTER Announces Full Casting; Performances Begin June 6
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce complete casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Fulfillment Center, the new play by Abe Koogler (Kill Floor), directed by Daniel Aukin (Fool For Love at MTC). (more...)

Last Chance To See Major West End Revival Of THE MISER
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Audiences have four weeks left to see a major West End revival of Moliere's classic comedy The Miser. (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse Announces 2017 Studio Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

On April 29 Long Beach Playhouse Studio Theatre opens its 2017 season. Opened in 1963, the upstairs space has become the Playhouse counterpoint to the more traditional offerings on the Mainstage. The Studio's proscenium stage in the 98-seat theatre feels intimate and inviting. Although a smaller theatre than the Mainstage there is no less attention given to the quality of its productions. (more...)

Capital Stage presents Sacramento Premiere of STUPID F##KING BIRD by Aaron Posner
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Capital Stage presents Stuping F##king Bird by Aaron Posner, the irreverent adaptation of Chekov's classic The Seagull, originally comissioned and first performed by Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington, DC in 2013. Michael Stevenson, Capital Stage Producing Artistic Director, will direct this Sacramento Premiere which will feature a powerhouse cast of local favorites including Brittni Barger, Jason Kuykendall and Capital Stage Co-Founder Peter Mohrmann. Bird will be the fifth production of Capital Stage's 2016-17 Season: Love + War, and will run from May 3 - June 4, 2017 with a Press Opening on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 8pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New England Premiere of END OF THE RAINBOW at MTC MainStage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, closes its 30th Anniversary Season with the New England premiere of Peter Quilter's musical End of the Rainbow. (more...)

Further Casting Announced for Trevor Nunn's Production of LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

With Love in Idleness currently running at its home base and soon to follow its production of Travesties at the Apollo Theatre, and with David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom running in the West End, and Funny Girl on a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory announces a casting update for its production of Peter Shaffer's Lettice and Lovage. (more...)

On Site Opera Presents U.S. Premiere of LA MERE COUPABLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Known for staging ¬ďthe ultimate in intimate productions¬Ē (The New York Times),¬†On Site Opera¬†(OSO) presents the U.S. premiere and new site-specific production of Darius Milhaud's¬†La m√®re coupable¬†(The Guilty Mother). For the premiere, OSO partners with the Darius Milhaud Society and the award-winning International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). The site-specific production celebrates the 125th birthday of Milhaud and is dedicated to Katharine Warne, composer and founder of the Darius Milhaud Society.¬†La m√®re coupable¬†also marks the completion of OSO's three-year Figaro Project, in which the company is staging lesser-known operatic adaptations of French playwright Beaumarchais' (1732-1799) famed trilogy of Figaro plays. (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatreworks Silicon Valley presents Musical RAGS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2016/2017 season with a musical saga of immigrant America, Rags. From the creators of Fiddler on the Roof and Wicked, this exhilarating musical follows the journey of Jewish immigrants Rebecca and her son David, who find themselves navigating the teeming, turn-of-the-century tenements of New York. A soaring, tuneful score (music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz) illuminates this sweeping saga (book by Joseph Stein) of dreams and disillusions, love lost and inspiration found, and the heart and soul of the American character. It was declared "A winner, warm and witty. You are tempted to rise cheering," by The Mercury News. Rags will be directed by TheatreWorks Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley, who notes "this production could not be timelier. As America debates immigration policies, what better time to present this deeper look at the newcomer's experience." Performances are April 5-30 (press opening: April 8) at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View. For tickets ($35-$86) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.orgor call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

Lydia R. Diamond's THE GIFT HORSE to Play New Repertory Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents The Gift Horse, April 22-May 14, 2017 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Open Fist Tackles Ambitious GARY PLAYS Series by Iconic Playwright Murray Mednick
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Fans of seminal playwright and Padua Hills Playwrights Festival founder Murray Mednick are in for a treat: Open Fist Theatre Company presents Mednick's entire 'The Gary Plays' series in one epic production beginning May 4 at Atwater Village Theatre. Longtime Mednick collaborator Guy Zimmerman directs. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Theatre Forward's Chairman's Awards Gala
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 4, 2017

Just last night, Theatre Forward and Chairman James S. Turley led a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman's Awards Gala at The Pierre New York (2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue). The Chairman's Awards Gala supports the work of Theatre Forward, which is dedicated to advancing American theatres and its communities through its Educating Through Theatre and Advancing Strong Theatre initiatives. (more...)

Inspired by Chekhov, World Premiere of Dorothy Fortenberry's SPECIES NATIVE TO CALIFORNIA Hits Home in Trump's America
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Everyone's a part of the family - until they're not. IAMA Theatre Company presents the world premiere of a deceptively gentle comedy about family, land, labor and loss. Eli Gonda directs Species Native to California by Dorothy Fortenberry for a May 13 opening at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

Falcon's Eye Closes Season with CYRANO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2017

The Falcon's Eye closes its tenth season with Cyrano. The most legendary nose in literature gets a makeover from playwrights Michael Hollinger and Aaron Posner, in this lively American adaptation of the 1897 French classic by Edmond Rostand. Will Roxane fall for Christian's dashing looks or Cyrano's daring poetry? Find out in this timeless tale-full of wordplay and swordplay-that's been an inspiration to writers and lovers for centuries. (more...)


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Martin Zimmerman's SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN Starts Tonight at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in collaboration with The Sol Project presents the New York premiere of Martin Zimmerman's meditation on mourning, redemption and revenge, Seven Spots On The Sun, directed by 2016 Dora Award winner Weyni Mengesha, starring Flora Diaz (The Eyes of My Mother, Fox's 'Gotham'), Peter Jay Fernandez (Broadway: All the Way, Cyrano de Bergerac) and Flor De Liz Perez (CBS's 'The Good Wife,' West End: The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Dolphins and Sharks). (more...)

Nobody Can Swing Like Them! Meet the Full Cast of BANDSTAND, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opens tonight, April 26, at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street). Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

Christopher Karbo Set for Title Role in CYRANO DE BERGERAC at Archway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

He has been Macbeth, Richard III, and Hamlet, just to name a few of the title roles Christopher Karbo has performed to rave reviews at the Archway Theatre. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/22/2017
by - Apr 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/22/2017. (more...)

Broadway's Marybeth Abel and Christy Ney Will Hold Stage Management Workshop This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Broadway Basics is recruiting Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, as well as Undergrads, Grad students and recent grads for their Stage Management Workshop- a one day intensive on Monday, October 12, 2015 from 10am-3pm for an in-depth day with two Professional Broadway Stage Managers. Upon attending the workshop, students will learn first-hand about what it takes on put on a Broadway show from pre-production through strike, networking and resume writing, and more! The enrollment deadline is September 26, 2015. To enroll, contact: broadwaybasics@gmail.com (more...)

Hello, Broadway! Meet the Cast of HELLO, DOLLY!, Opening Tonight
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 20, 2017

The revival of Hello, Dolly opens tonight on Broadway, starring Bette Midler and featuring a star-studded cast. The Broadway revival of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's masterpiece Hello, Dolly! is directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle. Get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at JANE EYRE at Milwaukee Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents a critically acclaimed adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic story Jane Eyre in the Quadracci Powerhouse, beginning April 25 through May 21. Directed by KJ Sanchez (Harvey, The Diary of Anne Frank), Jane Eyre is a passionate romance meets thrilling psychological drama performed by ten actors playing more than 20 roles. The production combines Victorian-era costumes with inventive staging to bring new creativity and vitality to the classic story, considered one of the most widely read novels in the English language. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Rory Kinnear, Ben Whishaw, Simon Russell Beale Among Lineup for London Theatre Company's Season at the Bridge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

London Theatre Company announces the first productions at its new Bridge Theatre, which opens this October on the river by Tower Bridge and City Hall. (more...)

Danya Taymor to Direct World Premiere of PASS OVER at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced accomplished director Danya Taymor will direct Steppenwolf's world premiere production of Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu. (more...)

Roberto Alagna to Star in CYRANO DE BERGERAC at the Met Opera, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Roberto Alagna¬†adds a new role to his extensive Met repertory with his first performances as the title character in¬†Cyrano de Bergerac,¬†opening¬†May 2.¬†Marco Armiliato¬†conducts the revival of Alfano's rarely performed opera, which will be staged for four performances through¬†Saturday, May 13. American soprano¬†Jennifer Rowley¬†makes her role debut as Roxane, Cyrano's secret love, in a cast that also features¬†Atalla Ayan¬†as Christian and¬†Juan Jes√ļs Rodr√≠guez¬†as de Guiche. (more...)

Alice Ripley Among Distinguished Women to Be Honored at TACT's 2017 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

TACT has announced the 2017 Spring Gala will honor Alice Ripley, Theresa Rebeck, Elizabeth Ireland McCann and Nelle Nugent, four distinguished women of the theatre. (more...)

Ian Merrill Peakes to Take on Title Role in TIMON OF ATHENS at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Folger Theatre concludes its very successful 25th anniversary season this spring with Shakespeare's gripping tragedy Timon of Athens. (more...)

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