By Michael Gioia
21 Nov 2012
Concluding Nov. 25
Cyrano de Bergerac (Broadway at Roundabout Theatre Company's American Airlines Theatre). Clémence Poésy, Patrick Page, Bill Buell, Kyle Soller and Tony Award winner Douglas Hodge star in the new Broadway production of Edmond Rostand's 1897 romantic verse drama Cyrano de Bergerac.
Here's how Roundabout bills the 1897 French classic: "An enduring masterwork with some of the wittiest lines ever written for the stage, Cyrano de Bergerac is a clever and touching story about the power of love, the art of wordplay and the joy of finding what you've always wanted right under your nose. Cyrano's a nobleman with a head for poetry and a nose for miles. All of Paris adores him except for his true love Roxane, who can't see past his all-too-prominent facial feature. Instead, she falls for a handsome young cadet named Christian. But when Christian admits he's tongue-tied with Roxane, Cyrano gives him the romantic words guaranteed to win her heart. With Christian's looks and Cyrano's language, it's a foolproof plan! Or is it?"