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Peter Dinklage, Jasmine Cephas Jones, and More Celebrate Opening Night of Cyrano

Erica Schmidt's new musical adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac opened at the Daryl Roth Theatre on November 7.

The New Group's off-Broadway production of Cyrano officially opened last night, November 7, at the Daryl Roth Theatre. Check out photos of the cast and creative team celebrating opening night below. Cyrano is set to run through December 22.

Peter Dinklage plays the title character of Cyrano.
(© Tricia Baron)

Cyrano is adapted by Erica Schmidt from Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, with music by Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessner of the National, lyrics by Matt Berninger of the National and Carin Besser, and choreography by Jeff and Rick Kuperman.

Jasmine Cephas Jones, who plays Roxanne, with Anthony Ramos on opening night of Cyrano.
(© Tricia Baron)

Directed by Schmidt, the cast features Ritchie Coster (De Guiche), Josh A. Dawson (Le Bret), Peter Dinklage (Cyrano), Hillary Fisher (Orange Girl), Josh Franklin (Swing), Christopher Gurr (Jodelet), Blake Jenner (Christian), Jasmine Cephas Jones (Roxanne), Nehal Joshi (Ragueneau), Grace McLean (Chaperone Marie), Erika Olson (Ensemble / Swing), and Scott Stangland (Montgomery).

Blake Jenner plays Christian in Cyrano.
(© Tricia Baron)

The production is described as follows: "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 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."

The National's Matt Berninger (left) and Aaron Dessner (right) cowrote Cyrano with Erica Schmidt.
(© Tricia Baron)
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