The cast is finally complete! The Roundabout Theatre Company recently announced its new additions to the upcoming revival of “Cyrano de Bergerac.” This Edmond Rostand comedy will feature Douglas Hodge in the title role, Cyrano, with “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark’s” Patrick Page as Comte de Guiche, and making her Broadway debut as Roxane will be Clemence Poesy.
The cast will also feature Max Baker (Le Bret), Bill Buell (Ragueneau), Geraldine Hughes (Duenna & Marthe), and Kyle Soller (Christian). The rest of the actors and actresses making up the revival cast, according to Broadway.com, include John Behlmann (Valvert), Peter Bradbury (Carbon de Castel-Jaloux), Mikaela Feely-Lehmann (Claire), Andy Grotelueschen (Montefleury/Friar), Frances Mercant-Anthony (Amelie/Lise/Mother Marguerite), Tim McGeever (Ligniere), Drew McVety (Man #2) and Ben Steinfeld (Musketeer).
The upcoming show, which opens for previews on September 14 of this year, has an opening night set for October 11, and will be performed at the American Airlines Theatre on 42nd street. This version of the popular comedy features a translation by Ranjit Bolt. Joining director Jamie Lloyd on the production team include Soutra Gilmore with sets and costumes, Japhy Weideman on lights, and Dan Moses Schreier with sound and original music.
Title player, Douglas Hodge, has been seen most recently playing Albin in “La Cage aux Folles,” for which he won a Tony Award in 2010. Hodge originated the role in London in 2008, receiving an Olivier Award in 2009 for Best Actor in a Musical, and transferred to Broadway with the London production in 2010. Hodge has also recently worked with director Jamie Lloyd in a 2011 Donmar Warehouse production of “Inadmissible Evidence” in London, for which he received an Olivier nomination, according to Playbill.com
Page will be joining “Cyrano” hot off the Foxwoods stage in “Spider-Man,” giving his final performance as the Green Goblin on August 5. Page’s stage credits also include “Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas,” “A Man For All Season,” “The Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “The Kentucky Circle.” His TV credits include The Good Wife and Law and Order: SVU.
Leading lady, Poesy, is best known for her role as Fleur Delacour in the popular film series, Harry Potter. Poesy has multiple stage credits in England, as well as some TV and film credits including the popular CW show, Gossip Girl. Poesy’s stage credits include “Tartuffe,” “Picasso 970,” “Mai 45 Mai 45,” and “Le Dragon.”
According to Broadway.com staff, the story features a nombleman “with a head for poetry and a nose for miles.” This nobleman, Cyrano, is “adored by everyone in Paris except for his true love Roxanne, who can’t see past his all-too-prominent facial feature.” As TheatreMania describes, Cyrano “lends his poetic words to a handsome young cadet who is wooing Cyrano’s own requited love.”
This performance is part of the Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2012-2013 season, which also includes “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” and off-Broadway’s “If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal. For more information please visit the Roundabout website at http://www.roundabouttheatre.org/.