Cyrano de Bergerac: Douglas Hodge to star

The Roundabout Theatre Company have announced that Tony Award winner Douglas Hodge will star in their upcoming Broadway revival of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac, with a translation by Ranjit Bolt and directed by Jamie Lloyd, openinging at the American Airline Theatre on 11 Oct 2012, following previews from 14 Sep 2012, and closing on 25 Nov 2012.

Hodge was most recently seen on Broadway in 'La Cage aux Folles' and received a Tony Award for his performance as 'Albin.' This past season, Hodge was directed by Jamie Lloyd in a sold out run in John Osborne's play 'Inadmissible Evidence' at the Donmar Warehouse in London, in which he received an Olivier nomination.

The full cast & design team will be announced soon.

Roundabout Theatre Company's Artistic Director TOodd Haimes said, "This production of Cyrano de Bergerac sprang from my desire to work with Doug Hodge. Doug is an incredibly skillful and highly-trained actor, and what we all saw him do in 'La Cage aux Folles' was only a glimpse into his immense talent. We both wanted his return to Broadway to be in the kind of classic role and play that offer a worthy challenge. Cyrano is certainly a play that demands range from the title character, jumping from wordplay and swordplay to romance and tragedy in short order."

Cyrano de Bergerac is a nobleman with a head for poetry and a nose for miles. All of Paris adores him except for his true love Roxanne, who can't see past his all-too-prominent facial feature. Instead, she falls for a handsome young cadet named Christian. But when Christian admits he's tongue-tied with Roxanne, Cyrano gives him the romantic words guaranteed to win her heart. With Christian's looks and Cyrano's language, it's a foolproof plan! Or is it?

Director Jamie Lloyd was Associate Director of the Donmar from 2008 to 2011. Jamie Lloyd's recent theatre credits include 'The Duchess of Malfi' (Old Vic); 'She Stoops to Conquer' (National, Olivier Theatre); 'The Faith Machine' and 'The Pride' (Royal Court; Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement for 'The Pride').

Douglas Hodge

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