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Cyrano de Bergerac: Roundabout announces complete cast



The Roundabout Theatre Company have announced the complete cast for their upcoming Broadway revival of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac, with a translation by Ranjit Bolt and direction by Jamie Lloyd, openingat the American Airline Theatre on 11 Oct 2012, following previews from 14 Sep 2012, and closing on 25 Nov 2012.

Joining the previously announced Tony Award winner Douglas Hodge as 'Cyrano' will be Clémence Poésy making her Broadway debut as 'Roxane' and Broadway veteran Patrick Page as "Comte De Guiche".

The cast will also feature Max Baker (Le Bret), Bill Buell (Ragueneau), Geraldine Hughes (Duenna & Marthe), Kyle Soller (Christian), John Behlmann (Valvert ), Peter Bradbury (Carbon de Castel-Jaloux), Mikaela Feely-Lehmann (Claire), Andy Grotelueschen (Montefleury & Friar), Frances Mercanti-Anthony (Amélie, Lise, Mother Marguérite), Tim McGeever (Lignière), Drew McVety (Man #2) and Ben Steinfeld (Musketeer).

The design team includes Soutra Gilmour (Sets & Costumes), Japhy Weideman (Lights), Dan Moses Schreier (Sound & Original Music).

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?

Written by French poet-dramatist Edmond Rostand, Cyrano de Bergerac was first produced at the Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin, Paris on 28 Dec 1897 and had an American premiere on Broadway at the Garden Theatre on 3 Oct 1898.

Bios:

Douglas Hodge (Cyrano) was most recently seen on Broadway in 'La Cage aux Folles' and received a Tony Award for his performance as 'Albin.' Last 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, for which he received an Olivier nomination.

Clemence Poesy (Roxane). Film includes: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" (1&2, Dir. David Yates), "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" (Dir. Mike Newell) and "In Bruges" (Dir. Martin McDonagh). TV includes: "Gossip Girl", "Birdsong" (BBC1), "Richard II" (BBC 2), "War and Peace" (Lux Vide), "Gunpowder Treason & Plot" (BBC) and "Les Amants Du Flore" (Arte France).

Patrick Page (Comte De Guiche). Broadway credits includes 'Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin' in 'Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark' and 'The Grinch' in 'How The Grinch Stole Christmas,' three years as 'Scar' in 'The Lion King' and three years as 'Lumiere' in 'Beauty and the Beast.' Other Broadway credits include 'Henry VIII' in 'A Man For All Seasons,' 'Decius Brutus' in 'Julius Caesar.' Film and TV credits include "The Good Wife," "All My Children," "One Life to Live," "Law and Order SVU," "The Mystery of Matter" and "The Substance of Fire."

Max Baker (Le Bret). Baker played 'Ragueneau' in the last production of 'Cyrano de Bergerac' on Broadway, and recently appeared in 'Jerusalem' both on Broadway and London's West End. Also: 'Mother Courage and Her Children' for the Public (Shakespeare in the Park) and 'Howard Katz' (Roundabout). Film includes: "Revolutionary Road" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest." TV includes: "Medium," "Fringe," "NYPD Blue," "L&O," "L&O SVU" "3rd Rock" and "Talk To Me".

Bill Buell (Ragueneau) has appeared on Broadway in 'Equus,' 'The History Boys,' 'Inherit the Wind,' 'Urinetown,' '42nd Street,' 'Titanic,' 'Tommy,' 'Taking Steps,' 'Big River,' 'Annie,' 'Once a Catholic,' 'The First,' 'Welcome to the Club,' 'The Miser' and 'Anna Karenina.' Film and television credits include "Across the Universe," "Spy Game," "Boardwalk Empire", "30 Rock", "Blue Bloods" and "The Bronx Is Burning". Geraldine Hughes (Duenna & Marthe) most recently was seen in the West End production of 'Jerusalem' opposite Tony award winner Mark Rylance after performing in the Broadway production this past year. Other theatre credits include: 'Molly Sweeney' (Irish Repertory Theatre), 'Pumpgirl' (MTC), 'Translations' (MTC), 'Orson's Shadow,' 'The Cripple of Inishmaan,' 'The Weir' and 'The Architect.'

Kyle Soller (Christian). London theatre includes: 'Long Day's Journey Into Night' (Apollo Theatre), 'The Government Inspector,' 'The Glass Menagerie'

John Behlman (Valvert). In New York, ehlma starred in Maria Aitken's Tony-winning production of 'The 39 Steps,' and last appeared on Broadway in the Tony-winning revival of 'Journey's End.' TV: "The Good Wife", "3 Lbs.", "All My Children" and "Guiding Light".

Peter Bradbury (Carbon de Castel-Jaloux). Broadway: 'That Championship Season,' 'Mrs. Warren's Profession,' 'The Norman Conquests,' 'A Man for all Seasons,' 'Present Laughter,' 'Hedda Gabler,' 'The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial' and 'The Herbal Bed.' TV: "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO), "Unforgettable", (CBS) "Sally Hemings" (CBS), "Rubicon" (AMC), "Law & Order", "L&O: CI" (NBC), "Rescue Me" (FX).

Mikaela Feely-Lehmann (Claire). Off-Broadway: 'The New York Idea.' Andy Grotelueschen (Montefleury & Friar). Off-Broadway: 'Petruchio' in 'The Taming of the Shrew' (Theatre for a New Audience) and 'Cymbeline.'

Frances Mercanti-Anthony (Amélie, Lise, Mother Marguérite). Broadway: 'Spring Awakening.'

Tim McGeever (Lignière). Tim McGeever returns to the Roundabout with Cyrano de Bergerac. Previously he appeared in 'The Common Pursuit' at the Laura Pels and 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses' at the American Airlines. Off-Broadway credits include 'Chaucer in Rome,' 'Lifegame' and 'Tartuffe.'

Drew McVety (Man #2). Broadway: 'Billy Elliot,' 'Sunday in the Park with George,' 'Spamalot,' 'Big River' and 'The Heidi Chronicles.' First national tour: Cabaret, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Off-Broadway: 'Click, Clack, Moo,' 'Lone Star Love,' 'Corpus Christi,' 'This Lime Tree Bower,' 'The Substance of Fire' and 'The Heidi Chronicles.'

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