James McAvoy to star in ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’ off Broadway at BAM

The Olivier Award-winning production transfers from London two years after originally scheduled.

James McAvoy in Cyrano de Bergerac

James McAvoy will star in an Off-Broadway revival of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac in spring 2022 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). Performances run from April 5 to May 22. 

The BAM production features a script adapted by Martin Crimp and is directed by Jamie Lloyd. Lloyd’s production, mounted by his self-titled theatre company, previously played at the Playhouse Theater in London’s West End from November 2019. The production won an Olivier Award for Best Revival. McAvoy, who also starred in the London production in the title role, received an Olivier nomination for Best Actor. The production was scheduled to move to New York in spring 2020 but was postponed due to the pandemic.

Prior to opening at BAM, Cyrano de Bergerac will play U.K. engagements in London and Glasgow.

McAvoy will reprise his role in New York as Cyrano, an artistic and intelligent king whose appearance prevents him from believing he can win over the fair Roxane. McAvoy is known for his roles in Last King of Scotland, Atonement, and the X-Men film franchise.

The cast also includes Michele Austin as Ragueneau, Adam Best as Le Bret, Sam Black as Armand, Nari Blair-Mangat as Valvert, Vaneeka Dadhria as Beatboxer, Adrian Der Gregorian as Montfleury, Tom Edden as De Guiche, Eben Figueiredo as Christian, Jon Furlong as Annoying Person, Tazmyn-May Gebbett as Minder, Carla Harrison-Hodge as Denise, Mika Onyx Johnson as Usher, Joseph Langdon as Jean-Paul, Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo as Marie-Louise, Evelyn Miller as Roxane, Nima Taleghani as Ligniere, and Brinsley Terence as Theatre Owner.

Rounding out the creative team are set and costume designer Soutra Gilmour, lighting designer Jon Clark, composers and sound designers Ben and Max Ringham, and fight coordinater Kate Waters.

Check back for information on Cyrano de Bergerac tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

Photo credit: James McAvoy as Cyrano de Bergerac. (Photo by Marc Brenner)