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PBS to Broadcast Kevin Kline Cyrano January 7

Kevin Kline in Cyrano de Bergerac
(© Carol Rosegg)
The Broadway revival of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac, which starred Kevin Kline, Jennifer Garner, and Daniel Sunjata, will be broadcast on PBS as part of its Great Performances series on January 7.

The show, which was directed by David Leveaux, played the Richard Rodgers Theatre last fall, closing on January 6, 2008. In the play, Cyrano (Kline) a soulful poet/philosopher and brilliant swordsman, is in love with his beautiful, strong-willed Roxane (Garner), but is too ashamed of his large nose to tell her. Instead, when he learns that she loves the handsome Christian (Sunjata), his dim-witted Army comrade, he pens poetry and love letters to Roxane on Christian's behalf.

The cast also features Max Baker as Ragueneau, Euan Morton as Ligniere, Chris Sarandon as Comte de Guiche, John Douglas Thompson as Le Bret, Concetta Tomei as Roxane's Duenna, Tom Bloom as Montfleury, Peter Jay Fernandez as Carbon de Castel-Jaloux, MacIntyre Dixon as Jodelet, and Carman Lacivita as Vicomte de Valvert. The ensemble features Nance Williamson, Piter Marek, Baylen Thomas, Daniel Stewart Sherman, Keith Eric Chappelle, Thomas Schall, Davis Duffield, Alexander Sovronsky, Lucas Papaelias, Fred Rose, Stephen Balantzian, Amefika El-Amin, Ginifer King, Kate Guyton, and Leenya Rideout.


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