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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
See it if you’re a fan of Peter Dinklage and/or The National. (If you know The National you know that they excel in melancholy & brooding songs.)
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
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.
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.
See it if you really like Dinklage or Jenner - they're both great. The director continues to have a great visual vocabulary.
Don't see it if You're hoping for anything new or relevant in Cyrano. The music doesn't add anything other than time.