The West End revival of Cyrano de Bergerac starring James McAvoy is heading to Brooklyn.
Just announced this week, the show will head to the Harvey Theater at the Brooklyn Academy of Music for a limited run this May. It is directed by the theater company's namesake, Jamie Lloyd. This adaptation by Martin Crimp is a "postmodern' take on the classic Edmond Rostand love story. It features beatboxing, "silver-tongued characters" and street clothes, according to the New York Times.
The classic version follows Cyrano, played by McAvoy, who is smitten with Roxane, played by Anita-Joy Uwajeh, but convinced he is too unattractive to win her affection. Instead, he helps the better-looking but inarticulate Christian, played by Eben Figueiredo, find the words to woo her. As the audiences will discover, the love triangle in this production has a modern twist to it.
McAvoy was nominated for an Olivier Award fro Best Actor for this production. On playing the role, he said,
It’s not the most difficult role I’ve played onstage but I would say it’s the trickiest...
Cyrno is set the run from May 18th through the 31st. Tickets will go on sale for members on March 10th, and to the general public on March 20th.