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Cyrano (The New Group)

From 112 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Romantic, Disappointing, Slow, Entertaining

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.

2h 10m | Already closed | Daryl Roth Theatre (Gramercy)

Member Reviews (112)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Romantic, Disappointing, Slow, Entertaining
76
Avg Score

79
Great acting, Great music, Entertaining

See it if You want to see some great performances and hear some beautiful music. Cast is great!

Don't see it if You are looking for a peppy splashy show with big musical numbers.

Also I hate to comment on seating but the chairs and seating used by this t... Read more Read less

75
Profound, Overrated, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Peter dinklage is superb as is Jones. Not as good as past Cyranos that I have seen. Not a big spectacle show with great casting.

Don't see it if If you have seen it on Bway, a much better dh oil w with a better cast. This one gets slow at times.

68
Romantic, Slow, Disappointing, Good acting

See it if u want to see a stirring, witty perf by Dinklage (who's no singer!) in an otherwise lackluster & unnecessarily musicalized version of Cyrano

Don't see it if u expect a high-energy, swashbuckling version of Rostand's play or Cyrano's prominent proboscis; u hope to discover a memorable new score.

78
Quirky, Romantic, Ambitious, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Classic reimagining in a play with music w/o prosthetic where the facial flaw is substituted for some other subtext:He still is left-swiped.

Don't see it if Uncharacteristically weak showing from the New Group. The lessened musicality diminishes the poetic beauty of the source material.

Also Acting and singing are great, but not at the same time from the same a... Read more Read less

81
Sure peter drinklage as cyrano can't sing, but he embodies him well in this charming musical version of this durable play

See it if creative staging; well-sung songs esp by J Jones/Roxanne; Drinklage's engaging; villain/De Guiche made 3 dimensional

Don't see it if songs pleasant not memorable, dumbed down 4 Drinklage who's not a singer; I've seen funnier versions; ending is maudlin/not moving

Also Spoiler/Not on the nose: In lieu of having Drinklage bear a big probos... Read more Read less

59
Quirky, Ineffectual music & lyrics, Disappointing, Insipid, Banal

See it if you are a Dinklage fan, love the story and don't expect too much from the direction or production.

Don't see it if you're counting on a nose, great music/lyrics, memorable songs, great direction. Repetitive music uses mostly five notes per boring song.

Also Dinklage is the heart of the play but his singing voice is poor. If ca... Read more Read less

89
Ambitious, Funny, Intelligent, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if You want to see some beautiful singing, great acting, and wonderfully subtle choreography that added beautiful depth to the story.

Don't see it if You expect super interesting songs, or a swashbuckling adventure. Peter Dinklage is not a singer, but he tries and his acting is superb.

84
Romantic, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you want to be pleasantly surprised. Supporting cast has been underpraised. Songs & music leave a stronger impression in the second half.

Don't see it if expecting a flawless show. Music is drowsy up until end of first half. Cuts many of Rostand’s character-building scenes to its detriment.

Also This show couldn’t have been anything but overhyped, but there are man... Read more Read less

70
Uneven, Tedious, Some good singing, Lacks panache

See it if you're​ a Dinklage fan & want to see him in a musical role. His acting is fine, singing less so, though serviceable. Others very good.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a truncated version of Cyrano with little panache & much of Rostand's poetic language missing. Music hit & miss.

Also There are a few good scenes; the.battle scene, which had the best musi... Read more Read less

79
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if If you a fan of Games of Thrones or Peter Dinklage. If you like the story. If you like different approaches and presentation of a classic.

Don't see it if If you are not a fan of the actor nor the story. If you prefer classics presented classically.

60
Lacking depth, Slow, Great staging, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if you are a Peter Dinklage fan and appreciate the Cyrano story in any form. Some exceptional staging but mostly I was bored.

Don't see it if you want to see a real love story with real, not cardboard, characters.

90
Emotionally-effective work, Immersive, Touching, Simple songs with mostly beautiful voices (and some inconsistencies), Romantically-presented

See it if you want a romantic show led by a talented cast that is unfussy yet beautiful in simplicity; you’re a fan of the play and/or Peter Dinklage.

Don't see it if you want a straight play or straight musical: this combines both, with weak lyrics and homogenous music that's nonetheless gorgeous in tone.

Also Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac has been one of my favorite litera... Read more Read less

83
Enchanting

See it if How the idea of romantic love via poetry and the idea of honor is above all, even though it's not practical. Beautiful singing.

Don't see it if Guns are triggering. Romance / love poetry make you gag. Peter's a great actor, but ok singing.

Also Diversity: Cyrano protagonist is a little person. Black woman Roxanne.... Read more Read less

78
Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Clever, Ambitious

See it if A different Cyrano,with music and lyrics by members of the National. Cast members act and sing well ,including Dinklage. The highlight is

Don't see it if You prefer the classic version with Cyrano's large proboscis and no music.

Also the glorious voice of Jasmine Cephas Jones. Kudos to the creative team... Read more Read less

84
Romantic, Great singing, Great staging, Fluffy, Absorbing

See it if gorgeous tableau in slow motion with exquisite special effects--and stunning singing---very romantic but slow-paced and no real content.

Don't see it if lovely to see emphasis on the written word and the value of the soul over the superficial although this message seemed lost to audience

60
Great acting, Uneven, Disappointing, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You are a fan of The National. You enjoy plays with music more than traditional book-musicals.

Don't see it if You are a Cyrano purist and would not like to see large amounts of cuts in the source material.

Also "Never tell the one you love that you do... Read more Read less

88
Depressing, Intense, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you want to see a beautiful musical with a stellar cast. The music is beautiful and Peter Dinklage can really sing!

Don't see it if you do not like depressing shows. The show is absolutely tragic and leaves you feeling sad.

75
Pleasant, Great staging, Uneven

See it if you’re open to see any adaptation of this classic/want to see Dinklage live.

Don't see it if you have high standards for new musicals.

Also Dinklage is an excellent actor, competent singer. The underscoring for... Read more Read less

42
Dreadful musical adaptation of a beautiful play, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you have no ear for music or poetry and have never read or seen a worthy production of this exquisite play about poetry, romance and loss

Don't see it if you love theater and its magic. There is none here. A waste of a great talent in Dinklage who does what he can with nothing and no one

69
Disappointing, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if you want to see Peter Dinklage and his great performance.

Don't see it if you want memorable, good music.

89
Sad, Entertaining, Clever, Great acting, Fun

See it if you are a fan of star, Peter Dinklage or have an interest in this classic story told in a unique and new way.

Don't see it if you are a purist, have no imagination or dislike departures from established norms.

Also Of course, the news is...Peter Dinklage. Besides being a pop culture i... Read more Read less

79
Disappointing, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You are a Peter Dinklage fan and want to see him live. You love the Cyrano story in any form - I would call this a play w/music.

Don't see it if You want to see the classic done as written. You are not a fan of Dinklage or the play. You want to see a musical with great singing.

Also Roxanne is miscast. I just felt nothing from her (and does she have a ... Read more Read less

77
Uneven, Romantic, Heartbreaking, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you’re a fan of Peter Dinklage and/or The National.

Don't see it if you’re a Cyrano purist. Despite being a period show there were some modern mannerisms & colloquialisms. I liked it but it’s not for everyone

Also I'm kind of a Cyrano novice (I only have a basic familiarity with the ... Read more Read less

73
Maudlin, Tender, Sentimental, Slow, Romantic

See it if you like modern musical adaptations of well known plays. Talented cast. Tender moments. Intimate in scope. Dinklage is charismatic.

Don't see it if you know what a great score should sound like. you can't overlook Dinklage's inability to sing on key - duets were especially painful.

77
Romantic, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if If you like the cast and/or adaptations of classics. I adjusted to the music then really enjoyed it. It broke my heart just like it should.

Don't see it if If you’re a snobby expert on Cyrano and can’t deal with any new takes. Not for children. If you don’t do well with tragedies.

Also I very much enjoyed them expanding Roxanne’s role enough so she’s a bi... Read more Read less


November 7th, 2019
"Peter Dinklage Tackles ‘Cyrano’ Without the Nose: The Emmy-winning 'Game of Thrones' star shows off his abundant charisma in a lachrymose musical adaptation of Rostand’s classic."
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November 7th, 2019
3/5 Stars "It’s hard to fall in love with this confounding production...Schmidt has excised all the poetry...Most of the full-fledged numbers stop the show dead in its tracks...Yet Dinklage makes you care...Schmidt has elicited a captivating performance from this wonderfully expressive actor."
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November 7th, 2019
"A Cyrano Without the Nose? Even If He Sings?"
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November 7th, 2019
"Peter Dinklage stars as the heartsick poet convinced his appearance rules out love in this musical adaptation of the 1897 classic, with an original score by members of rock band The National."
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