Opening Date
Oct 16, 1984
Closing Date
Jan 19, 1985
1st Preview
Oct 06, 1984
1st Preview
Oct 06, 1984


This production played in repertory with Much Ado About Nothing

Gershwin Theatre
(Oct 16, 1984 - Jan 19, 1985)

Hotel de Bourgogne, Paris. Ragueneau's pastry shop. Courtyard outside Roxanne's house. Battlefield at the siege of Arras. Garden of a convent. 1640 - 1655.

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization and Gerald Oestreicher
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; Associate Sound Design: 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
Ragueneau's wife
Mother Marguerite
a tragic actor
Carbon de Castel Jaloux
Captain of the Gascony Cadets
Le Bret
Le Vicomte de Valvert
Gascony Cadet
the comedian
Théophraste Renaudot
a journalist
A Flower Girl
Sister Claire
Le Comte de Guiche
A Page
Gascony Cadet
A Citizen
A Cavalryman
Gascony Cadet
Cyrano's cousin
A Marquis
A Flunkey
Gascony Cadet
A Food Seller
Sister Marthe
A Page
A Musketeer
The Doorkeeper
A Capuchin
A Marquis
Cyrano de Bergerac
a Gascon
A Pickpocket
Baron Christian de Neuvillette
a Norman
A Page
An Eater
Gascony Cadet
the poet
Roxane's Duenna
a pastry cook
leader of the acting company
Gascony Cadet
Citizen's Son
A Flunkey
Gascony Cadet
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 Citizen, A Capuchin), Niall Padden (A Musketeer), Brenda Peters (Mother Marguerite), Clare Byam Shaw (Roxane), David Shaw-Parker (The Doorkeeper, Théophraste Renaudot), Jayne Tottman (Sister Marthe, Sister Claire), John Tramper (D'Artagnan, Jodelet, Bellerose) and Phillip Walsh (Lignière, A Pickpocket, A Cavalryman)

Gershwin Theatre (Oct 16, 1984 - Jan 19, 1985)

Bassoon/Bamboo Flute: Ethan Bauch


Gascony Cadet
First Cadet

Tony Award®


Best Costume Design

1985 Nominee
Costume Design by Alexander Reid

Best Lighting Design

1985 Nominee
Lighting Design by Terry Hands

Best Reproduction (Play or Musical)

Drama Desk Award


Outstanding Actor in a Play

1985 Nominee
Derek Jacobi

Outstanding Sound Design/Music in a Play

1985 Winner
Incidental music by Nigel Hess

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