Cyrano de Bergerac Tickets
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Cyrano de Bergerac Tickets

James McAvoy stars as Cyrano in this Olivier Award-winning production.
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Cyrano de Bergerac Tickets

About Cyrano de Bergerac

Jamie Lloyd's Olivier Award-winning production of Cyrano de Bergerac, starring James McAvoy, debuts in New York at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Get Cyrano de Bergerac tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

Cyrano de Bergerac is a play in which the title character is an intelligent and artistic man, but he believes himself unlovable. As such, he believes he cannot woo Roxane, the woman he loves. When his battle companion, Christian, confides in Cyrano that he has fallen in love with Roxane but lacks the words to express it, Cyrano volunteers to write letters to her in Christian's name. He gets to express his true feelings without risking getting hurt, even if it means letting Roxane go to another man.

The new version of Edmond Rostand's 1897 play has been adapted by Martin Crimp, taking plenty of liberties including the removal of Cyrano's most well-known feature: his large nose. In Rostand's original play, Cyrano believes his nose is what makes him ugly and unworthy of love; Crimp's version mentions this, but lets the audience imagine it. His Cyrano de Bergerac is also not a period piece that recreates the 17th century, when the real Cyrano lived. Instead, though still set during that time, the show is modernized, with the actors dressed in contemporary clothing. Staged swordfights and battles of wits remain, but the bulk of the story is told at microphones with slam poetry, rapping, and beatboxing.

Lloyd's Cyrano de Bergerac production first played London's West End in fall 2019. The play won the 2020 Olivier Award for Best Revival, and McAvoy was nominated for Best Lead Actor. Cyrano de Bergerac played a monthlong return engagement on the West End and a weeklong run in Glasgow, Scotland, McAvoy's hometown, before opening in New York City.

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Run time

2hr 50min with intermission

Start date

April 5th, 2022

End date

May 22nd, 2022

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96 Reviews

GreatAvi

GreatAvi

535 Reviews | 137 Followers
98
Must see, Pure joy, Riveting theater

See it if you like a modern original take on a classic, generating a memorable evening of theater that is a pure fun love letter to words and poetry.

Don’t see it if you expect a traditional production and large spectacle,or if you'd rather avoid demanding,articulate theater that asks for your imagination

Kim G City

Kim G City

429 Reviews | 103 Followers
90
Intense, Masterful, Great acting, Hot!!!, Poetic

See it if you really dig feeling passion and beauty through words -- this is a sexy show without sex. Love the script. James McAvoy - umm...whoah!

Don’t see it if you want to tune out and be entertained. No ornate set, costumes or razzle dazzle. The set is all about lighting. This is not Moulin Rouge.

Betsy 2

Betsy 2

206 Reviews | 139 Followers
90
Poignant, Funny, Great acting

See it if you can keep an open mind about updating a classic. The ending was slightly altered in a way I didn’t like, but that was my only complaint.

Don’t see it if you can’t sit through a 3-hour play, or object to the liberal use of four-letter words.

amypage

amypage

142 Reviews | 20 Followers
100
Riveting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you love Words like Cyrano, you swoon over James McAvoy, you appreciate the rhythm & intensity of an incredibly well-crafted show

Don’t see it if No set, No costumes (jeans & leather jackets), dizzying rhyming verse, and a trek to Bklyn are not your speed.

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Venue

651 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY, United States, 11217

More information about Cyrano de Bergerac

Direct from London’s West End, three-time Olivier-nominated stage and screen actor James McAvoy (The Last King of Scotland, Atonement, X-Men) makes his BAM debut in a radical new adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s masterwork by Martin Crimp, with direction by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal).

McAvoy leads a superb ensemble in this “breathtakingly exciting” (Evening Standard) theatrical tour-de-force that captures timeless passion through spoken word, contemporary poetry, and raw physicality. Cyrano seduces in raps and rhymes, using his linguistic brilliance to help another man win the heart of his one true love—above all—championing his own unbridled love for words.

Winner of the Olivier Award for Best Revival, the Jamie Lloyd Company’s latest production blazes into the Harvey Theater to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful resistance against overwhelming odds.

*Please note that Rush seats will be on-stage and guests will be seated on cushions.

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