Cyrano: The Musical

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the 1973 musical adaptation, see Cyrano (musical) and Cyrano (disambiguation).
Cyrano
The Musical
CyranoTheMusical.jpg
Original Broadway Playbill
Music Ad van Dijk
Lyrics Koen van Dijk
Peter Reeves
Sheldon Harnick
Book Koen van Dijk
Basis Edmond Rostand's classic Cyrano de Bergerac
Productions 1992 Amsterdam
1993 Broadway

Cyrano: The Musical is a musical with music by Ad van Dijk, an original book and lyrics (in Dutch) by Koen van Dijk. For the Broadway production, English lyrics were provided by Peter Reeves, with additional lyrics by Sheldon Harnick.

Produced by Joop van den Ende, the original Dutch production Cyrano de Musical premiered in 1992 at the Stadsschouwburg (City Theatre) in Amsterdam. It is based on Edmond Rostand's classic 1897 play of the same name focusing on a love triangle involving the large-nosed poetic Cyrano de Bergerac, his beautiful cousin Roxane, and his classically handsome but inarticulate friend Christian de Neuvillette who, unaware of Cyrano's unrequited passion for Roxane, imposes upon him to provide the romantic words he can use to woo her successfully in mid-17th century Paris. Its style is closer to that of Les Misérables and The Phantom of the Opera than a traditional Broadway book musical.

After 38 previews, the Broadway production, directed by Eddy Habbema, opened on November 21, 1993 at the Neil Simon Theatre, where it ran for 137 performances. The cast included Bill van Dijk as Cyrano, Anne Runolfsson as Roxane, and Paul Anthony Stewart as Christian, with James Barbour and Jeff Gardner in supporting roles.

The production garnered Tony Award nominations for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Costume Design, and Runolfsson won the Drama League Award for her performance.

In addition to the Netherlands and the United States, the musical has been produced in Belgium, Germany, and Japan.

Song list[edit]

External links[edit]

http://articles.latimes.com/keyword/newport-theatre-arts-center September 1994