Musical - Original

Palace Theatre

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  • First Preview: May 9, 1973
  • Opening Date: May 13, 1973
  • Closing Date: June 23, 1973
  • Previews: 5
  • Performances: 49

Lyrics: Anthony Burgess

Book: Anthony Burgess

Music: Michael J. Lewis


A large-nosed but eloquent poet gives a dashing young soldier the words to court the poet's cousin, who is also his unrequited love, in this musical adaptation of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac.


Opening Night Cast

Christopher Plummer in Cyrano Christopher Plummer Cyrano de Bergerac
Leigh Beery Roxana
Mark Lamos in Cyrano Mark Lamos Christian de Neuvillette
James Blendick in Cyrano James Blendick Le Bret
Patrick Hines Montfleury
Louis Turenne Count de Guiche
Arnold Soboloff Ragueneau
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Anthony Burgess Book
  Michael J. Lewis Composer
  Anthony Burgess Lyrics
Michael Kidd Michael Kidd Director
  Patrick Crean Dueling Scenes Staging
  Erik Frederickson Dueling Scenes Staging
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1972 - 1973

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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1973 Outstanding Performance Christopher Plummer Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1973 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Christopher Plummer Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1974 Actor in a Musical Christopher Plummer Winner
1974 Featured Actress in a Musical Leigh Beery Nominee
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