'Cyrano' Extends Engagement thru January 6, 2008

Due to overwhelming ticket demand, the producers of the new production of Cyrano de Bergerac, Edmond Rostand's 1897 romantic classic with a translation and adaptation by Anthony Burgess, announced today that the hit production will extend for two weeks, through Sunday, January 6, 2008. It was originally set to close on Sunday, December 23, 2007.

The production, starring Kevin Kline, Jennifer Garner and Daniel Sunjata, directed by David Leveaux, began previews on October 11, 2007 and opened on November 1, 2007 at the Richard Rodgers Theater (226 W. 46th Street).

"Based on a true story, Cyrano de Bergerac is a classic tale of romance and tragedy.  The soulful poet/philosopher and brilliant swordsman Cyrano (Kline), a cadet in the French Army, falls for the beautiful, strong-willed Roxane (Garner), but is too ashamed of his large nose to tell her.  Instead, when he learns that she loves the handsome Christian de Neuvillette (Sunjata), 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?" explain press notes.

The production stars Kevin Kline as Cyrano, Jennifer Garner as Roxane, Daniel Sunjata as Christian de Neuvillette, 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. 

The rest of the cast includes Tom Bloom as Montfleury, Peter Jay Fernandez as Carbon de Castel-Jaloux, MacIntyre Dixon as Jodelet, Carman Lacivita as Vicomte de Valvert.  Nance Williamson, Piter Marek, Baylen Thomas, Daniel Stewart Sherman, Keith Eric Chappelle, Thomas Schall, Davis Duffield, Alexander Sovronsky, Lucas Papaelias, Fred Rose, Stephen Balantzian, Amefika El-Amin, Ginifer King, Kate Guyton, Leenya Rideout.

Cyrano de Bergerac features scenic design by Tom Pye (Fiddler on the Roof), costume design by Gregory Gale (Urinetown), lighting design by Donald Holder (Movin' Out) and sound design by David Van Tiegham (Doubt). 

The performance schedule for Cyrano de Bergerac is Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday – Saturday evenings at 8pm, Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2pm and Sunday matinees at 3pm.   Tickets are $20-$100 and can be purchased via the internet at www.Ticketmaster.com, by calling (212) 307-4100 or in person at The Richard Rodgers Theatre Box Office (226 W. 46th Street).

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