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 You like Peter Dinklage. You like a more intimate, original (musical) take on a classic play. Overall decent performances.
Don't see it if You dislike the torturous, tragic story. The weak lyrics/music detract from the story's believability, as does Dinklage's passable singing.
See it if You like beautiful music with resonant voices. You are a fan of Peter Dinklage You like Cyrano
Don't see it if You like great lyrics. You are a fan of big productions.
See it if You would enjoy Dinklage's witty and intriguing take on a lovelorn Cyrano.
Don't see it if you enjoy a musical journey that feels necessary. The piece suffered horribly because of a slow and anticlimactic plot point and sad music.
See it if you must see Dinklage's powerful performance, or if you must hear anything by the National, whether it helps the show or not (It does not!)
Don't see it if you mind that the score is banal and repetitive and diminishes the play, or if you care that the setting is at times modern, but mostly not.
See it if The cast, as a whole, is great, and it was a treat to see Peter Dinklage. When they weren't singing, I was into it.
Don't see it if I love the National as a band. Their style does not translate to the theatre. Even with solid to great singers, it was just turgid.
See it if You can explore and enjoy a performance that works counter to your expectations; Peter Dinklage & Jasmine Cephas Jones & Ensemble
Don't see it if You can't find access to the music by "The National"; you trip over and get angry at the downsides of this production (like some critics).
See it if You want to see Mr. Dinklage, in-person . . . . giving it his all, in an attempt to compensate for all the mistakes and make this play work.
Don't see it if You seek a theatre experience that has the actors, staging, costumes, and music cohesively combined.
See it if you want to see and hear brilliant acting and vocals. Or if you're a fan of music by The National.
Don't see it if you don't like smaller theaters.
See it if Peter Dinklage shows that he is really gifted and talented actor! He made this play very enjoyable on a small stage. Fantastic actor!
Don't see it if you don't like off Broadway shows.
See it if This is a fresh, updated script, with minimalist, but effective staging. The acting is really good.
Don't see it if This is not Edmund Rostand's original. The cast is small. Not much scenery.
See it if Great memorable music. Great acting, mostly great singing. Wonderful classic story. Clever staging/choreography.
Don't see it if I can see some will consider it light & maybe fluffy. I really enjoyed it.
See it if You love the story of Cyrano, no matter what form it takes.
Don't see it if You’d be turned off by a dirge-like, unmemorable score with a lead who is by no means a natural singer, no matter his other talents.
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.
See it if Brisk retelling of Cyrano features Peter Dinklage with no nose prosthesis, but with a voice deeper than you would expect. Bland music.
Don't see it if Blake Jenner has a nice voice, a very pretty Christian. Almost prettier than Jasmine Cephas Jones's Roxanne. A first Cyrano for newbies.
See it if Peter Dinklage gives a heart-breaking performance. An old story told in a new way. Asks the question, what would you do for love?
Don't see it if The music was only so-so. While the singers were fine, the music was not memorable. Dinklage is not a singer. But I forgive him.
See it if you love Peter Dinklage, Jasmine Cephas Jones, and/or the idea of Cyrano reinvented as a slightly dark musical.
Don't see it if you can’t make it through the first 20 intensely boring minutes. The middle 80% of this is entertaining.
Also This was a lot less fun than I like my Cyrano to be.
See it if The only reason to see is to see Peter Dinklage live. The basic plot of Cyrano without much heightened language, or love of language.
Don't see it if the music and lyrics don't suit the original script and they dumb down the show. It is language that wins our heart. This version doesn't.
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
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.