Already closed | 2h 10m | Gramercy

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

69
Disappointing, Dated, Great acting, Slow, Great staging

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.

90
Delightful, Must see, Masterful, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You want to experience a delightful remake of Cyrano. A wonderful operetta to boot. Peter Dinklage doesn’t disappoint with a group of very

Don't see it if You are a purist and dislike remakes.

Also talented actors. Great songs and singing. Simplistic set but used to i... Read more Read less

85
Bittersweet, Poignant, Great acting, Clever

See it if you're a fan of Peter Dinklage and enjoy a new take on an old classic...with music!

Don't see it if you don't enjoy a new take on an old classic with pretty much, somber music!

65
Slow, Fluffy, Funny

See it if You would really like to see Peter Dinklage on stage in a singing role. It is a musical (surprisingly).

Don't see it if Need more than a few pop-like songs and are looking for a play. Nothing groundbreaking is happening.

Also I walked in expecting a play. My mistake. Peter is a great actor and t... Read more Read less

90
Great staging, Intense, Riveting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Of courage Dinklage is amazing but so is the choreography. The acting is super from top to bottom. I cried thru most of the final section.

Don't see it if You don’t like stylized sets or gorgeous language. Also don’t go in you expect a jazzy ending.

85
Superb and fun ensemble cast performance!, A new musical destined to become a favorite, A wickedly ingenious choreography that will deceive your eyes, A live cinematic experience, A new cyrano custom-made for the millennial crowd

See it if it's too late for this one, but I recommend catching this new musical iteration of an old classic, if and when it will be staged again.

Don't see it if well-written, acted, sung, choreographed and orchestrated musicals based on an old literary classic are not to your liking.

Also I decided to see this show on its last performance, and with patience ... Read more Read less

89
Great acting, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You enjoy a character base show with a small cast but without all the usual trappings of this classic story.

Don't see it if You want a full scale Broadway musical with a big chorus and elaborate choreography, sets and staging

Also This is a charming little piece with star power, but not one that over... Read more Read less

80
Absorbing, Slow, Romantic, Great singing, Great acting

See it if To see Peter Dinklage on stage, fine acting, talented cast, if you love the story, you are a fan of The National--the music is pretty.

Don't see it if you want a lighter play, you want classic/no music Cyrano with big nose, not a fan of Peter Dinklage, music is nice but not exceptional.

65
Entertaining, Great acting, Slow, Overrated

See it if you like Dinklage and Jones from their other projects. Very cool to see them up close doing their thing

Don't see it if you like discomfortable seating and a slow show at times. Great acting, but slow

79
Clever, Refreshing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if To explore the scope of theater, amazing and brave acting, creative use of the score and rethink what you thought you knew about a play

Don't see it if You are too much of a traditionalist to appreciate creativity and exploration

95
Clever, Romantic, Great singing, Funny, Delightful

See it if You want to see a new twist on a classic tale. This show will make you laugh and cry at the same time and the singing is excellent.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a classic play turned into a musical.

45
Lackluster music, Slow, Great staging, Disappointing

See it if you love Peter Dinklage. You won't be disappointed- he's wonderful.

Don't see it if you want the music to be good, catchy, or interesting.

85
Romantic, Great singing, Great acting, Peter dinklage, peter dinklage, peter dinklage!

See it if you admire peter dinklage's work and want to see a beautifully reimagined Cyrano.

Don't see it if you want your cyrano to be a swashbuckling comic hero with a huge nose.

Also forget the sass & swagger & swordplay. forget the farce & the comic wo... Read more Read less

91
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to see one of the greatest actors of our day, Peter Dinklage, he was perfect for this role. The other actors were also great.

Don't see it if You follow what the critics say to the letter I judged for myself and enjoyed it. Seats very uncomfortable. I was v moved by the war scene.

69
Awful lyrics, Weak staging, Disappointing

See it if You really need to see Peter Dinklage.

Don't see it if You want good music/lyrics. They were trite. Overall, very disappointing.

81
Entertaining, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a musical take on this story with good acting and good singing. Know Peter Dinklage isn't a singer, but a powerful performer

Don't see it if You want to see this as a play. You are overly concerned with musical theater being sung only by those who do it as a living

Also I thought the show was well acted. Some of the musical parts didn't fe... Read more Read less

75
Disappointing, Romantic, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you’re not even a Game of Thrones fan. Peter Dinklage offers a not to be missed performance although the production wastes a huge oppty

Don't see it if You’re a Cyrano purist (is there such a thing) or a show tune purist (there’s definitely that)

90
Intelligent, Entertaining, Great acting, Clever

See it if it's closed now.

Don't see it if it's closed now.

95
Intimate, Great acting/singing, Intelligent, Poignant, Humorous

See it if you love Cyrano story, are a fan of Peter Dinklage's excelsior acting skills, enjoy all around great acting and singing in a small theater.

Don't see it if you are looking for a lavish huge theatrical production.

79
Dated, Great production quality, Elegant, Great staging, Romantic

See it if you like musical adaptations of old plays. You enjoy creative scenic design and ensemble-based work.

Don't see it if you're only seeing it for Peter Dinklage. He's wonderful, but not a singer. If you see it, you should come in supporting the whole cast.

Also I found their approach to be elegant and gorgeous. The set was incredi... Read more Read less

84
Ambitious, Must see, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if You want to experience intelligent reworks of classics

Don't see it if You want melodrama

79
Disappointing, Romantic, Great acting

See it if you want to see Peter Dinklage up close and personal.

Don't see it if you expect a big Broadway Show. This is Off-Broadway with chairs on risers.

Also I’m not sure if this was advertised as a musical, but to me it is a pl... Read more Read less

76
Entertaining, Ambitious, Romantic, Enchanting

See it if you like Peter Dinklage or are a game of thrones fan. also if you are a hopeless romantic.

Don't see it if you easily get caught up in plot or are easily bored at the theater. This production is beautiful but might be filled with a little too much

82
Quirky, Resonant, Romantic, Great staging, Delightful

See it if You love Peter Dinklage

Don't see it if You don't like shakespearian type plays or musicals

72
Somehow lacking, Interesting staging, Romantic, Unexpected, Quirky

See it if you are interested in unusual takes on traditional plays; you enjoy small, intimate shows

Don't see it if you're expecting a literal production; you expect perfect singing; you're a Game of Thrones groupie (Dinklage is good, but it isn't Tyrion)


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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