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Cyrano de Bergerac   

 
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 [Collapse]
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., Joshua Ellis, Adrian Bryan-Brown, Keith Sherman and Cindy Valk; New York Casting Consultant: Johnson-Liff Associates; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne / Fisher; Photographer: Martha Swope, Chris Davies, Nobby Clark and John Brown
Cast
Penelope BeaumontPrécieus
Lise
Ragueneau's wife
Mother Marguerite
Christopher BenjaminMontfleury
a tragic actor
Ken BonesCarbon de Castel Jaloux
Captain of the Gascony Cadets
John BoweLe Bret
Christopher BowenLe Vicomte de Valvert
Gascony Cadet
Raymond BowersJodelet
the comedian
Théophraste Renaudot
a journalist
Alexandra BrookA Flower Girl
Sister Claire
John CarlisleLe Comte de Guiche
Amy ChangA Page
Alternate
Robert ClareD'Artagnan
Gascony Cadet
Simon ClarkA Citizen
Richard CliffordA Cavalryman
Gascony Cadet
Dennis ClintonCuigy
Sinéad CusackRoxane
Cyrano's cousin
Jeffery DenchA Marquis
Philip DennisA Flunkey
Gascony Cadet
Cathy FinlayA Food Seller
Sister Marthe
Alex FlaggA Page
Geoffrey FreshwaterA Musketeer
Jimmy GardnerThe Doorkeeper
A Capuchin
David GloverA Marquis
Derek JacobiCyrano de Bergerac
a Gascon
Edward JewesburyBrisaille
Ray LlewellynA Pickpocket
Tom MannionBaron Christian de Neuvillette
a Norman
Samuel Schieffelin NordbergA Page
Alternate
Niall PaddenAn Eater
Gascony Cadet
George ParsonsLignière
the poet
Brenda PetersRoxane's Duenna
Pete PostlethwaiteRagueneau
a pastry cook
Clare Byam ShawPrécieus
David Shaw-ParkerBellerose
leader of the acting company
Gascony Cadet
Jayne TottmanCitizen's Son
John TramperA Flunkey
Gascony Cadet
Phillip WalshA 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