Cyrano (The New Group)
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Cyrano (The New Group)
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Cyrano (The New Group) NYC Reviews and Tickets

76%
(113 Reviews)
Positive
73%
Mixed
22%
Negative
5%
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.

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Member Reviews (113)

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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. Read more

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.

Critic Reviews (22)

The New York Times
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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Time Out New York
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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New York Magazine / Vulture
November 7th, 2019

"A Cyrano Without the Nose? Even If He Sings?"
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The Hollywood Reporter
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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Variety
November 8th, 2019

"Pride prevails in this thin, stripped-down musical version of the well-known tale."
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The Wall Street Journal
November 7th, 2019

"Sorry, Wrong Numbers: Everything about this musical version of Edmond de Rostand’s tale is successful, except for the songs"
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Chicago Tribune
November 7th, 2019

"'GoT’ star Peter Dinklage is a gruff, edgy ‘Cyrano’ off-Broadway"
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New York Post
November 7th, 2019

"‘Cyrano’ review: Peter Dinklage musical is a moody mess"
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Theatermania
November 7th, 2019

"Peter Dinklage Gives 'Cyrano' a New Facade: The New Group produces Erica Schmidt's new musical adaptation of 'Cyrano de Bergerac' at the Daryl Roth Theatre."
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BroadwayWorld
November 14th, 2019

"Peter Dinklage Deserves Better Than Dreary, Passionless 'CYRANO' Musical"
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Lighting & Sound America
November 15th, 2019

"A musical 'Cyrano de Bergerac?' Many have tried, none have succeeded…one wonders what drew everyone to this property, which has been built around a star who is temperamentally unsuited to playing the title role as Rostand conceived it."
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New York Stage Review
November 7th, 2019

2/5 Stars "As flat as last night's champagne. From start to finish, the production is completely devoid panache."
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New York Stage Review
November 7th, 2019

3/5 Stars "Modest in scale and mostly melancholy in mood, this musical Cyrano is a faithful, if rather flat, retelling of the story in an indeterminate though obviously bygone period."
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TheaterScene.net
December 2nd, 2019

"However, for those of us who know the original, the compromises and excisions from the text make it a shadow of its former itself. Don't blame film and television star Peter Dinklage who gives a vigorous performance in the title role.:
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Theatre is Easy
November 7th, 2019

"For a play that celebrates the beauty of wooing through meticulously crafted words, both book and lyrics never leave the realm of cue lines…The New Group's 'Cyrano' has the same imposter syndrome as Christian-and seems like it could have been written by him too."
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Theater Pizzazz
November 9th, 2019

"Schmidt's Cyrano isn't meant to be a simple interpretation of de Bergerac's play. Rather, it takes the bones of the story and focuses on its core elements: desire, shame and the consequences of not taking a chance."
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CurtainUp
November 7th, 2019

"Peter Dinklage does Cyrano without that famous appendage...but his Cyrano does sing...If only the grammy-winning musical team had given him some breakout numbers."
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T
December 17th, 2019

" Ms. Schmidt has certainly made some odd choices for this production that seem to work against the power of the story. The staging is quite severe and stagnant which intrudes on the romanticism of the plot. Nothing seems to be spontaneous and appears calculated."
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New York Theater
November 7th, 2019

"Peter Dinklage's singing voice would not normally qualify him for a role in a musical, unless in a Disney animated movie as a singing rhinoceros. But Rex Harrison couldn't really sing either….the star of 'Game of Thrones' is an inspired hire… But 'Cyrano' is missing...panache."
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C
November 7th, 2019

"Still, the show's tallest order has been fulfilled as Dinklage brings his now-signature brand of razor-sharp wit, melancholy, intelligence - and a decent baritone singing voice - to the piece. Indeed, our hearts break simultaneously with his as he talks about being 'too ugly to love.'"
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Theatre's Leiter Side
November 23rd, 2019

"Dinklage…provides a host of interesting readings and makes his presence indelible... ‘Cyrano’ is a musical, though, and Dinklage’s singing talent is, shall we say, modest…He remains unpersuasive as a character so devastatingly skilled at swordplay he can lay waste to 100 men."
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Off Off Online
November 8th, 2019

"This new musicalization of Rostand's heroic comedy-drama strikes a melancholy tone throughout, with downbeat songs by veterans of the indie rock band The National. What's noteworthy about the production is Peter Dinklage's memorable, heartbreaking performance in the title role."
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