In Previews: Opens Nov 07 | Gramercy

Cyrano (The New Group)

From 17 member  reviews
Members say: Disappointing, Great acting, Entertaining, Slow, Ambitious

About the show

Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Peter Dinklage ("Game of Thrones") stars in this new musical version of the classic tale of unrequited love and ghostwritten letters. More…

From the show:

A raw and transporting new version of the classic tale of unrequited love and ghostwritten letters, Cyrano tells the story of a proud man who, believing himself unlovable, agrees to woo the woman he loves for another. With a charged contemporary immediacy to the language, this adaptation by Erica Schmidt (All the Fine Boys) mines this enduring, human story for its deep vein of heartbroken yearning, with haunting and compelling music by members of the Grammy Award-winning band The National and the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Peter Dinklage in the title role.

In Previews: Opens Nov 07 | Daryl Roth Theatre (Gramercy)

Member Reviews (17)

MEMBERS SAY:

Disappointing, Great acting, Entertaining, Slow, Ambitious
74
Avg Score

During previews
82
Refreshing, Romantic, Ambitious, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if A new take on an old story with Peter Dinklage and Jasmine Cephas Jones. Sort of a musical with a romantic story, and war thrown in.

Don't see it if You expect a big budget musical. Peter’s baritone mellows with time. Can be a little slow at times.

Also Ms. Jones of Hamilton fame is outstanding. I sensed chemistry between ... Read more Read less

During previews
64
Could be something with an overhaul, Disappointing, Poorly directed, Exhausting

See it if you're a fan of The National; you want to see a stellar cast doing its best with challenging material

Don't see it if you want songs that sound like they're from musicals; you want a show that knows what story it's telling; you want a lead that can sing

Also Ok, so this was the first preview, so maybe they'll work out some of t... Read more Read less

During previews
79
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if want to see an interesting take on Cyrano--and while it has music, it really isn't a musical in the usual sense. Cast is excellent

Don't see it if You want a big budget, broadway-style musical. It's not that in any way.

During previews
50
Slow, Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if You want to hear a beautiful score by The National. Jasmine Cephas Jones is stunningly gorgeous & her voice is beautiful. Enjoy New Group.

Don't see it if You want a great adaptation. The staging was the = of walking through really thick mud. Would rather have heard Matt Berninger sing Cyrano.

During previews
70
Romantic, Disappointing, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing

See it if If you want to see a show with great acting and creative staging.

Don't see it if You want memorable songs in a special musical.

During previews
85
Ambitious, Creative choreography, Exquisite, although simple staging, Great acting

See it if Fabulous acting by all-peter Dinklage is perfection- the whole company filling multiple roles are terrific. Music Enhances the storytelling

Don't see it if Don’t go for the vocal performances, or the actual lyrics, focus on the emotion of the music. Found the second act to be stronger

During previews
64
Sad, Slow, Resonant, Romantic, Disappointing

See it if you want to see a well-acted musical adaptation of the classic story of Cyrano de Bergerac.

Don't see it if you want a traditional musical with big production numbers and a leading actor who is a great singer.

During previews
65
Forgettable music, Awkward, Slow

See it if You want to see any of the cast live, regardless of material, if you like the band The National

Don't see it if You want poetry, or cohesion, or a leading man who can sing

Also Clearly a ton of money has been spent securing a top notch creative te... Read more Read less

During previews
70
Great acting, Disappointing, Ambitious, Slow

See it if you're a fan of Peter Dinklage. He's great in this new twist to the Cyrano story. Not sure this is needed to be a musical.

Don't see it if you're expecting something extravagant. The staging is awkward and the songs are unnecessary when your leading man is not known for singing

During previews
90
Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You love Peter Dinklage, and want to see his excellent performance along with a great cast including Jasmine Cephas Jones and Ritchie Coster

Don't see it if You don't like plays with music (this is sort of a musical but not really) or enjoy bigger, more lavish productions.

Also Okay, so Dinklage's voice is not the greatest--but I enjoyed his pleas... Read more Read less

During previews
100
Must see, Poetic, Great acting, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if you can get a ticket.

Don't see it if you don't want sheer, ravishing stage magic, rather than a literal translation that's word-for-word Rostand.

Also I had high expectations after seeing the cast & creative team discuss ... Read more Read less

During previews
55
Insipid, Banal, Romantic, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if You love Peter Dinklage and Jasmine Cephas Jones who delivers some beautiful vocals.

Don't see it if You expect a compelling plot. Peter's singing leaves something to be desired but his acting is good, considering what he has to work with

During previews
77
Confusing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you want to see Peter Dinklage and Jasmine Cephas Jones in a classic story that’s not so classic.

Don't see it if You are not into a musical version of a classic.

During previews
90
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like theater that is both meaniningful and entertaining. Great acting and singing, especially by Peter Dinklage. Nice music.

Don't see it if You hate theater.

During previews
91
Must see, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if If you want to see great, heart felt acting and Peter Dinklage. Peter Dinklage is one of our generations greatest actors.

Don't see it if If you expect everyone to be an amazing singer. They cast actors with great acting ability over their singing. Great overall performance.

During previews
50
Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing, Banal

See it if If you can get a discount ticket and like the composers type of music

Don't see it if Don’t see it if you are a Peter Dinklage fan because you will be very disappointed

Also I sat right next to the soundboard and was fascinated how the engineer... Read more Read less

During previews
69
Banal, Quirky, Ambitious, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you're a big fan of Peter Dinklage, Blake Jenner, Jasmine Cephas Jones, or any of the rest of the cast.

Don't see it if you hope to see a truly relevant musical version of Cyrano with a good book and score.

Also I'm a Dinklage fan and was excited about seeing this. He acts the heck... Read more Read less


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