Cyrano de Bergerac (2012) Production Files

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Identifier: CYRANO2012
Inclusive Dates: 2012
Production Files documenting the 2012 production of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac, translated by Ranjit Bolt, at the American Airlines Theatre.  Directed by Jamie Lloyd, with set and costume design by Soutra Gilmour, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Dan Moses Schreier, music by Charlie Rosen, and hair and wig design by Amanda Miller.

The production starred Douglas Hodge as Cyrano de Bergerac, Clemence Poesy as Roxane, and Patrick Page as Comte de Guiche; with Jack Cutmore-Scott as Cuigy and a Poet, Tim McGeever as Ligniere, a Cadet and a Poet, Kyle Soller as Christian, Frances Mercanti-Anthony as Amelie, Lise and Sister Marguerite, Bill Buell as Ragueneau, Max Baker as Le Bret, Geraldine Hughes as Duenna, Samuel Roukin as Valvert, a Pastry Cook and a Cadet, Peter Bradbury as Pickpocket, a Pastry Cook, and Carbon de Castel-Jaloux, Andy Grotelueschen as Montfleury, a Pastry Cook, a Cadet and Friar, Ben Steinfeld as Musketeer and a Cadet, Drew McVety as a Pastry Cook, a Cadet and a Sentry, Okieriete Onaodowan as a Pastry Cook, a Cadet and a Sentry, Geraldine Hughes as Sister Marthe and Mikaela Feely-Lehmann as Sister Claire.  Graham Winton was the understudy for Douglas Hodge, while Peter Bradbury, Jack Cutmore-Scott and Mikaela Feely-Lehmann understudied the other roles.

2013 Award Nominations:
Tony Award, Best Costume Design of a Play, Soutra Gilmour (nominee)  
"Cyrano de Bergerac" is [a] poetic, five-act romantic drama in verse, set in the reign of Louis XIII. The central character, Cyrano, is a famous swordsman, and an aspiring poet-lover.  Because of his large nose, he is convinced that he is too ugly to deserve his adored Roxane.  Cyrano helps his inarticulate rival, Christian, win her heart by allowing him to present Cyrano's love poems, speeches, and letters as his own work.  Soon the romance starts, [and] Christian whispers his own love from the shadows in glorious words that Roxane believes are his.  But Christian realizes that it was not his own good looks but Cyrano's letters that won Roxane.  Before his death on the battlefield, Christian asks Cyrano to confess their plot to Roxane.  Cyrano keeps their secret for fourteen years.  As he is dying... he reveals the truth.  

The play opened at the Porte Saint-Martin Theater in December 1897.  The greatest role in any of Rostand's plays, Cyrano, was planned and written especially for the great French actor, Constant Coquelin.  It was at the actor's request, in fact, that the final death scene was planned."  -- Roundabout Education Department
Production Files span three Hollinger boxes consisting of 27 folders, two Playbills (one signed by the cast), a handful of marketing flyers, and the New Yorker article.

Digital holdings on the Archive 1 server include the following folders:
Costume Photographs (Archive-produced, of Cyrano's hat and shoes in the collection)
Education (a pdf of the online Upstage study guide, and transcript of a Jamie Lloyd interview)
House Reports 
Marketing Audience Services (pdf of the on-sale memo announcement)
Media (Folders for B-roll, Cyrano Abridged, Full Footage, and an opening night mp4 from You Tube)
Opening Night (113 jpeg photo)
Playbill (Folder of 16 "original scans" jpegs, plus 23 unfoldered jpeg scans)
Press (Archive-scanned selects and New York Times article pdfs)
Production Photographs (669 jpegs, no captioned images)
Prop Photographs (2 folders: "Cyrano AA Backstage Bobby Dowling", with jpeg photos of scenery load in, rehearsal room, props and backstage preset; and "Archives Props", with jpeg photos of Cyrano's letters, nose, final scene wig, and the bread harp) 
Script (pdf file)
Set Model (Archives-produced jpeg photos)
Show Art 

Contracts have been removed and housed in the Contracts cabinets; these are confidential and access is restricted.  There is also a hard copy of the poster on the Poster shelves.

Roundabout Archive has a variety of costume and prop pieces from the show, as well as the set model; all have been photographed and documented within the catalog.
Access Restrictions: Open and available to approved researchers by appointment only. See folder details for specific restrictions.
Preferred Citation: Cyrano de Bergerac 2012, Roundabout Theatre Company Archive
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