By Kenneth Jones
17 Jul 2012
|Photo by Carole Bellaiche|
Jamie Lloyd directs the translation by Ranjit Bolt. Previews will begin Sept. 14 prior to an Oct. 11 opening at the American Airlines Theatre.
Hodge, who won the Tony as Best Actor in a Musical for playing the recent revival of La Cage aux Folles, was previously announced to play the title character, Cyrano, the nobleman with poetry in his heart but an ugly nose that gets in his way.
Paris-born Poésy (Fleur Delacour in the "Harry Potter" movies, Eva Coupeau in "Gossip Girl") will make her Broadway debut as Roxane, Broadway vet Patrick Page (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, The Lion King) will play Comte De Guiche. The cast also boasts Max Baker (Le Bret), Bill Buell (Ragueneau), Geraldine Hughes (Duenna & Marthe), Kyle Soller (as stumbling lover Christian), John Behlmann (Valvert ), Peter Bradbury (Carbon de Castel-Jaloux), Mikaela Feely-Lehmann (Claire), Andy Grotelueschen (Montefleury & Friar), Frances Mercanti-Anthony (Amélie, Lise, Mother Marguérite), Tim McGeever (Lignière), Drew McVety (Man #2), Ben Steinfeld (Musketeer).
This will be a limited engagement through Nov. 25.
The design team includes Soutra Gilmour (sets & costumes), Japhy Weideman (lights), Dan Moses Schreier (sound & original music).
Douglas Hodge and Clémence Poésy are appearing with the permission of Actors' Equity Association.
|photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN|
Hodge was recently directed by 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. Lloyd was associate director of the Donmar from 2008 to 2011. His 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).
Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300, going online at roundabouttheatre.org or at the American Airlines box office at 227 W. 42nd Street.