Cyrano de Bergerac to open on Broadway in November directed by David Leveaux

Five-time Tony Award-nominee David Leveaux is to direct a revival of Cyrano de Bergerac, by Edmond Rostand, translated and adapted by Anthony Burgess, opening on Broadway in Nov 2008.

The play, according to a report in the New York Post will open at the Richard Rodgers Theatre for a ten-week run, through this as yet to be confirmed.

Swordsman, poet, philosopher, Cyrano de Bergerac. His musketeer-heroics combine with rapier wit, but the bravado belies a passionate love for his exquisite cousin, Roxane. Too ugly to win her for himself, or so he thinks, he agrees to woo her on behalf of another. His tender verse gives voice to the inarticulate, dashing Christian, gaining him her heart just before both men depart for war.

According to the same report in the New York Post, Kevin Kline is in negotiations for the of role Cyrano and Jennifer Garner for the role of Roxanne.

A casting call has been posted for the show, which states that the role of Cyrano, Roxanne and Christian have already been cast, through there is no official confirmation who has been offered the parts.

David Leveaux's Directional Broadway credits include The Glass Menagerie (2005 revival), Jumpers (2004 revival), Fiddler on the Roof (2004 revival), Nine (2003 revival), Betrayal (2000 revival), The Real Thing (2000 revival), Electra (1998 revival), Anna Christie (1993 revival) and A Moon for the Misbegotten (1984 revival).

Cyrano de Bergerac was last revied on Broadway at the George Gershwin Theatre in 1984. The play was directed by Terry Hands, and starred Derek Jacobi as Cyrano and Sinéad Cusack as Roxanne.

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