Morton, Sarandon and Baker Will Join Kline in Broadway's Cyrano; Casting Complete
By Adam Hetrick
Euan Morton, Max Baker and Chris Sarandon will join the previously announced Kevin Kline, Jennifer Garner and Daniel Sunjata in the upcoming Broadway revival of Cyrano de Bergerac.
Morton will be Ligniere, Baker will portray Ragueneau and Sarandon will star as Comte de Guiche. Completing the cast for the David Leveaux-directed production will be John Douglas Thompson as Le Bret, Concetta Tomei as Roxane's Duenna, Tom Bloom as Montfleury, Peter Jay Fernandez as Carbon de Castel-Jaloux, MacIntyre Dixon as Jodelet and Carman Lacivita as Vicomte de Valvert.
The ensemble will feature 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 and Leenya Rideout.
The ten-week limited engagement begins performances Oct. 12 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. An official opening is set for Nov. 1 with performances continuing through Dec. 23.
The new production, based on Edmond Rostand's 1897 classic, features an adaptation by the late Anthony Burgess. According to press notes, "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?"
The creative team includes scenic design by Tom Pye, costume design by Gregory Gale, lighting design by Donald Holder and sound design by David Van Tiegham.
Tickets are available online by visiting www.Ticketmaster.com.
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