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This production played in repertory with Much Ado About Nothing
 
Gershwin Theatre , (10/16/1984 - 1/19/1985)
First Preview:Oct 06, 1984 Total Previews:5
Opening Date:Oct 16, 1984   
Closing Date:Jan 19, 1985 Total Performances:59

Category: Play, Drama, Revival, Broadway
Setting: 1640-1655. Paris and Arras.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization and Gerald Oestreicher
Produced by James M. Nederlander, Elizabeth I. McCann, Nelle Nugent, Cynthia Wood, Dale Duffy and Allan Carr; Produced by arrangement with The Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Originally produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company (Trevor Nunn and Terry Hands, Joint Artistic Directors); First performance of this production at the Barbican Theatre
Written by Edmond Rostand; Newly translated and adapted for the RSC by Anthony Burgess; Incidental music by Nigel Hess; Musical Director: Donald Johnston
Directed by Terry Hands; Assistant Director: Brigid Larmour; Choreographed by Doreen Hermitage
Scenic Design by Ralph Koltai; American production settings designed in association with John Kasarda; Costume Design by Alexander Reid; Lighting Design by Terry Hands; American production lighting designed in association with Jeffrey Beecroft; Sound Supervision: T. Richard Fitzgerald; Sound Associate: John A. Leonard; Cyrano's nose by Christopher Tucker
General Manager: McCann & Nugent Productions, Inc.; Company Manager: Susan Gustafson
Company Stage Manager: Jane Tamlyn; Production Stage Manager: Alan Hall; Stage Manager: Michael Dembowicz; Production Manager: Simon Opie; Deputy Stage Manager: Hilary Groves; Assistant Stage Mgr: Stephen Dobbin
Music Contractor: Mel Rodnon; Associate Conductor: Dennis Elliott; Flute/Recorder: Jacqueline Giat; Oboe: Harriet Orenstein; Clarinet: Mathew Goodman; Trumpet: Richard Henly and Robert Zottola; Horn: Brooks Tillotson and Richard Hagen; Trombone: Dennis Elliott; Cello: Joan Spergel; Double Bass: Gregory Maker; Guitar: Bruce Uchitel; Percussion: Michael Hinton and Jan Hagiwara
Fight Arranger: Ian McKay; General Press Representative: Solters / Roskin / Friedman, Inc.; New York Casting Consultant: Johnson-Liff Associates; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne / Fisher; Photographer: Martha Swope, Chris Davies, Nobby Clark and John Brown
Cast
Penelope Beaumont Précieus
Lise
Ragueneau's wife
Mother Marguerite
Christopher Benjamin Montfleury
a tragic actor
Ken Bones Carbon de Castel Jaloux
Captain of the Gascony Cadets
John Bowe Le Bret
Christopher Bowen Le Vicomte de Valvert
Gascony Cadet
Raymond Bowers Jodelet
the comedian
Théophraste Renaudot
a journalist
Alexandra Brook A Flower Girl
Sister Claire
John Carlisle Le Comte de Guiche
Amy Chang A Page Alternate
Robert Clare D'Artagnan
Gascony Cadet
Simon Clark A Citizen
Richard Clifford A Cavalryman
Gascony Cadet
Dennis Clinton Cuigy
Sinéad Cusack Roxane
Cyrano's cousin
Jeffery Dench A Marquis
Philip Dennis A Flunkey
Gascony Cadet
Cathy Finlay A Food Seller
Sister Marthe
Alex Flagg A Page
Geoffrey Freshwater A Musketeer
Jimmy Gardner The Doorkeeper
A Capuchin
David Glover A Marquis
Derek Jacobi Cyrano de Bergerac
a Gascon
Edward Jewesbury Brisaille
Ray Llewellyn A Pickpocket
Tom Mannion Baron Christian de Neuvillette
a Norman
Samuel Schieffelin Nordberg A Page Alternate
Niall Padden An Eater
Gascony Cadet
George Parsons Lignière
the poet
Brenda Peters Roxane's Duenna
Pete Postlethwaite Ragueneau
a pastry cook
Clare Byam Shaw Précieus
David Shaw-Parker Bellerose
leader of the acting company
Gascony Cadet
Jayne Tottman Citizen's Son
John Tramper A Flunkey
Gascony Cadet
Phillip Walsh A Drinker
Gascony Cadet
Understudies: Penelope Beaumont (Roxane's Duenna), Ken Bones (Cyrano de Bergerac), Christopher Bowen (Baron Christian de Neuvillette), Raymond Bowers (Ragueneau), Alexandra Brook (Lise), Robert Clare (Le Bret, Le Vicomte de Valvert), Simon Clark (Carbon de Castel Jaloux, Montfleury), Richard Clifford (Le Comte de Guiche), Ray Llewellyn (A Capuchin, A Citizen), Niall Padden (A Musketeer), Brenda Peters (Mother Marguerite), Clare Byam Shaw (Roxane), David Shaw-Parker (The Doorkeeper, Théophraste Renaudot), Jayne Tottman (Sister Claire, Sister Marthe), John Tramper (Bellerose, D'Artagnan, Jodelet) and Phillip Walsh (A Cavalryman, A Pickpocket, Lignière)
Tony Award®
 1985 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Alexander Reid
 1985 Best Lighting Design [nominee]
Terry Hands
 1985 Best Reproduction (Play or Musical) [nominee]
Produced by James M. Nederlander, Elizabeth I. McCann, Nelle Nugent, Cynthia Wood, Dale Duffy and Allan Carr
Drama Desk Award
 1985 Outstanding Actor in a Play [nominee]
Derek Jacobi
winner 1985 Outstanding Sound Design/Music in a Play [winner]
Incidental music by Nigel Hess