Goodspeed’s Cyrano Musical Will End Early Following Departure of Leading Man Blake Jenner

Regional News   Goodspeed’s Cyrano Musical Will End Early Following Departure of Leading Man Blake Jenner
The new musical, featuring a score by the Grammy-winning rock band The National, also stars Peter Dinklage and Damon J. Gillespie.
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Goodspeed Musicals’ world premiere of the new musical Cyrano, starring Emmy-winning Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage, has canceled its extension through September 9 and will end its run September 2—as originally announced.

Glee and The Edge of Seventeen actor Blake Jenner, who stars as Christian in the new musical, is departing the production to begin work on a new television project. Goodspeed stated that attempts to find a suitable replacement for Jenner were unsuccessful.

Performances scheduled for August 29–30 and September 5–9 have been canceled; all other performances of Cyrano will go on as previously announced.

The new musical adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac began performances August 3. Cyrano was created by director Erica Schmidt, Carin Besser, along with Aaron and Bryce Dessner and Matt Berninger—members of the rock band The National.

Dinklage stars in the title role opposite Haley Bennett (The Magnificent Seven, The Girl on the Train) as Roxanne. Also featured are Rise actor Damon J. Gillespie, Tom Riis Farrell (Ragueneau/Cadet), Patrick Kerr (Jodelet/Renaudot/Cadet), Laith Nakli (DeGuiche), Gayle Samuels (Chaperone/Mother Marthe), Claire Saunders (Orange Girl/Sister Claire), and Charlie Thurston (Montgomery/Cadet).

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