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

During previews
77
Romantic, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want to see a new take on a classic. Dinklage's singing is like Rex Harrison's. The staging is very good, overall glad I went.

Don't see it if you want a full scale musical or are not a fan of the original story

During previews
85
Ambitious, Enchanting, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You value great acting, are a fan of Peter Dinklage, or enjoy a clever take on a classic story presented in a humorous yet moving way.

Don't see it if You want elaborate sets, or a lead with a powerful and highly trained singing voice, or extremely memorable songs with strong lyrics.

During previews
79
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if want to see an interesting take on Cyrano--and while it has music, it really isn't a musical in the usual sense. Cast is excellent

Don't see it if You want a big budget, broadway-style musical. It's not that in any way.

During previews
75
Intense, Great acting

See it if Interesting play about how we deal with real or perceived flaws.Cyrano was so tragic....his misperception robbed him of joy and true love.

Don't see it if See it for the multilayered performance of Peter Dinklage ,and the extraordinary voice and stage presence of Jasmine Cephas Jones.

During previews
70
Romantic, Disappointing, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing

See it if If you want to see a show with great acting and creative staging.

Don't see it if You want memorable songs in a special musical.

During previews
50
Slow, Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if You want to hear a beautiful score by The National. Jasmine Cephas Jones is stunningly gorgeous & her voice is beautiful. Enjoy New Group.

Don't see it if You want a great adaptation. The staging was the = of walking through really thick mud. Would rather have heard Matt Berninger sing Cyrano.

During previews
85
Ambitious, Creative choreography, Exquisite, although simple staging, Great acting

See it if Fabulous acting by all-peter Dinklage is perfection- the whole company filling multiple roles are terrific. Music Enhances the storytelling

Don't see it if Don’t go for the vocal performances, or the actual lyrics, focus on the emotion of the music. Found the second act to be stronger

During previews
80
Dated, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a solid cast play off each other well. Peter Dinklage is captivating. The story itself feels dated, but overall enjoyable.

Don't see it if you need to come out of a musical with a song stuck in your head. I couldn't tell you how any of the songs went, even right after I left.

During previews
73
Slow, Great acting

See it if You want to see Dinklage in person. He's fantastic.

Don't see it if The music is truly lacking in dynamics and emotion. It's just a series of dull soliloquies sent to tepid tunes.

During previews
87
Totally unexpected, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you're a Dinklage fan, you want a new twist on a classic, you like minimalist musicals

Don't see it if you are a traditionalist

During previews
65
Forgettable music, Awkward, Slow

See it if You want to see any of the cast live, regardless of material, if you like the band The National

Don't see it if You want poetry, or cohesion, or a leading man who can sing

Also Clearly a ton of money has been spent securing a top notch creative te... Read more Read less

During previews
68
Banal, Slow, Cliched, Great acting

See it if You really enjoy any of the wonderful actors in it, as they all do their best with the material; you prefer a show with only slow songs.

Don't see it if You prefer musicals that breathe new life into the source material, are bored easily, or expect the entire cast to sing well.

Also (Note: I saw this show in previews; it’s possible they’ll make improve... Read more Read less

During previews
76
Different, Slow, Clever

See it if You're a Dinklage fan - kudos to him for being game to do a musical and fun to see him in something light. Jasmine CJ is delightful.

Don't see it if you're expecting a big musical. Minimal set works, as do great costumes and fabulous voices (except Peter's, but it works nonetheless).

During previews
75
Slow, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if wish to see Peter Dinklage in a musical adaptation.

Don't see it if you need musicals to have great songs or have little use for seeing Dinklage.

Also The fact this was a musical actually seemed to work against the produc... Read more Read less

During previews
70
Great acting, Disappointing, Ambitious, Slow

See it if you're a fan of Peter Dinklage. He's great in this new twist to the Cyrano story. Not sure this is needed to be a musical.

Don't see it if you're expecting something extravagant. The staging is awkward and the songs are unnecessary when your leading man is not known for singing

During previews
95
Romantic, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in seeing an amazing “chamber” style musical of the classic. If you want to see interesting staging. Great singing mostly

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals. If you don’t like smaller productions. If you don’t want to be moved by the end.

During previews
90
Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You love Peter Dinklage, and want to see his excellent performance along with a great cast including Jasmine Cephas Jones and Ritchie Coster

Don't see it if You don't like plays with music (this is sort of a musical but not really) or enjoy bigger, more lavish productions.

Also Okay, so Dinklage's voice is not the greatest--but I enjoyed his pleas... Read more Read less

During previews
83
Intelligent, Romantic, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of Peter Dinklage, and The National's music

Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional Broadway musical, or are tired of the Cyrano tale.

Also I really enjoyed the music and the singing of many of the actors (and ... Read more Read less

During previews
100
Must see, Poetic, Great acting, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if you can get a ticket.

Don't see it if you don't want sheer, ravishing stage magic, rather than a literal translation that's word-for-word Rostand.

Also I had high expectations after seeing the cast & creative team discuss ... Read more Read less

During previews
65
Slow, Disappointing, Dated, Cliched

See it if You love Peter Dinklage and you absolutely have to see him on stage

Don't see it if Forgettable numbers, confusing direction, neither acting nor stage was great

During previews
55
Insipid, Banal, Romantic, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if You love Peter Dinklage and Jasmine Cephas Jones who delivers some beautiful vocals.

Don't see it if You expect a compelling plot. Peter's singing leaves something to be desired but his acting is good, considering what he has to work with

During previews
68
Uninspired, Good acting, Disappointing

See it if you like Peter Dinklage, who is the always worth seeing; you like the Nationals. The supporting cast was mostly very good with nice voices.

Don't see it if you want more chemistry between the leads and you think the lyrics of the songs should be more interesting, considering the plot.

During previews
75
Clever

See it if you'd like a new take on the old charming story with great sets and wonderful acting.

Don't see it if You're looking for a high-tech show. This is simple, basic and clever.

During previews
77
Confusing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you want to see Peter Dinklage and Jasmine Cephas Jones in a classic story that’s not so classic.

Don't see it if You are not into a musical version of a classic.

During previews
70
Romantic, Ambitious

See it if You love the original play so much that you're willing to see it in any guise, or if you've never seen any Cyrano.

Don't see it if You are such a big fan of the world's greatest play that you'll feel deprived by all the missing scenes.

Also The music was forgettable for the most part, but some of the duets wer... 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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