Neil Simon Theatre, (11/21/1993 - 3/20/1994)

First Preview: Oct 19, 1993
Opening Date: Nov 21, 1993
Closing Date: Mar 20, 1994
Total Previews: 38
Total Performances: 137

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: In and around Paris, 1640-1647

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman; Robert E. Nederlander: President; James L. Nederlander: Vice-President)

Produced by Joop Van Den Ende; Produced in association with Peter T. Kulok

Based on the play by Edmond Rostand; Music by Ad Van Dijk; Book by Koen Van Dijk; Lyrics by Koen Van Dijk; Additional lyrics by Sheldon Harnick; Music orchestrated by Don Sebesky and Tony Cox; Musical Director: Constantine Kitsopoulos

Directed by Eddy Habbema; Associate Director: Eleanor Fazan

Scenic Design by Paul Gallis; Costume Design by Yan Tax; Lighting Design by Reinier Tweebeeke; Sound Design by Rogier Van Rossum; Associate Scenic Design: Duke Durfee; Associate Costume Design: Marcia K. McDonald; Associate Lighting Design: Brian Nason; Associate Sound Design: Steve Canyon Kennedy; Hair and Wig Design by Winnie Gallis; Make-Up Design by Sjoerd Didden

Executive Producer: Robin De Levita; General Manager: Peter T. Kulok Enterprises, Inc.

Production Stage Manager: Bob Borod; Technical Supervisor: Roy Sears; Stage Manager: David John O'Brien; Assistant Stage Mgr: Jon Krause and Ira Mont

English lyrics by Peter Reeves; Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Conducted by Constantine Kitsopoulos; Associate Conductor: Ethyl Will; Keyboards: Ethyl Will and Milton Granger; Bass: Jeffrey Carney; Guitar: Scott Kuney; Percussion: Louis Oddo and Dean Witten; Trumpet: Neil Balm; Trombone: Richard Clark and Nathan Durham; French Horn: Peter Gordon and Katherine Canfield; Woodwinds: Brian Miller, Lynne Cohen, Richard Shapiro and Don McGeen; Concert Mistress: Belinda Whitney; Violin: Robert Shaw; Cello: Alvin McCall; Viola: Rachel Evans

Special Effects by Gregory Meeh

Casting: Hughes / Moss Casting; Press Representative: Frimark & Thibodeau Associates; Advertising: LeDonne, Wilner, & Weiner, Inc.; Fight direction by Malcolm Ranson; Dance Captain: Tom Polum; Fight Captain: Bjorn Johnson

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Opening Night Cast

Bill Van DijkCyrano
Jordan BennettCyrano
Alternate
Ed DixonRagueneau
Timothy NolenDe Guiche
Anne RunolfssonRoxane
Paul SchoefflerLe Bret
Paul Anthony StewartChristian
Elizabeth AcostaMother Superior
Ensemble
Mark AgnesMontfleury
Ensemble
Carina AnderssonEnsemble
Christopher Eaton BaileyEnsemble
James BarbourEnsemble
Geoffrey BlaisdellMan
Captain De Castel Jaloux
Ensemble
Michelle DawsonEnsemble
Jeff GardnerEnsemble
Daniel GuzmanEnsemble
Joy HermalynChaperone
Ensemble
Bjorn JohnsonEnsemble
Peter LockyerEnsemble
Stuart MarlandEnsemble
Kerry O'MalleyEnsemble
Adam PeltyValvert
Ensemble
Tom PolumEnsemble
Michele RagusaNovice
Ensemble
Sam ScalamoniEnsemble
Robin SkyeEnsemble
Tami TappanEnsemble
Ann Van CleaveEnsemble
Charles WestEnsemble

Swings: Ted Keegan, Rose McGuire and Christian Nova

Understudies: Geoffrey Blaisdell (De Guiche), Jeff Gardner (Le Bret), Peter Lockyer (Christian), Stuart Marland (Ragueneau) and Tami Tappan (Roxane)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1994 Best Musical [nominee] 

Produced by Joop Van Den Ende; Produced in association with Peter T. Kulok

 1994 Best Book of a Musical [nominee] 

Book by Koen Van Dijk

 1994 Best Original Score [nominee] 

Music by Ad Van Dijk; Lyrics by Koen Van Dijk; Lyrics translated by Peter Reeves; Additional lyrics by Sheldon Harnick

 1994 Best Costume Design [nominee] 

Yan Tax

Songs

music by Ad Van Dijk; lyrics by Koen Van Dijk and Peter Reeves

ACT 1 Sung By
Prologue
(lyrics by Koen Van Dijk and Peter Reeves)
Man, Le Bret, Ragueneau and Ensemble
Opera, Opera
(lyrics by Koen Van Dijk and Peter Reeves)
Ensemble
Aria
(lyrics by Koen Van Dijk and Peter Reeves)
Montfleury, Cyrano and Ensemble
One Fragment of a Moment
(lyrics by Koen Van Dijk and Peter Reeves)
Christian and Roxane
Confrontation
(lyrics by Koen Van Dijk and Peter Reeves)
Ensemble
The Duel
(lyrics by Koen Van Dijk and Peter Reeves)
Cyrano and Ensemble
Where's All This Anger Coming From
(lyrics by Koen Van Dijk and Peter Reeves)
Le Bret and Cyrano
Loving Her
(lyrics by Koen Van Dijk and Peter Reeves)
Cyrano and Christian
A Message from Roxane
(lyrics by Koen Van Dijk and Peter Reeves)
Chaperone and Cyrano
Ragueneau's Patisserie
(lyrics by Koen Van Dijk and Peter Reeves)
Ragueneau, Chefs and Waitresses
Roxane's Confession
(lyrics by Koen Van Dijk and Peter Reeves)
Roxane and Cyrano
What a Reward
(lyrics by Koen Van Dijk and Peter Reeves)
De Guiche, Le Bret and Ragueneau
Hate Me
(lyrics by Koen Van Dijk and Peter Reeves)
Cyrano
Courage Makes a Man
(lyrics by Koen Van Dijk and Peter Reeves)
Cadets and Captain De Castel Jaloux
Cyrano's Story
(lyrics by Koen Van Dijk and Peter Reeves)
Cyrano and Christian
A Letter for Roxane
(lyrics by Koen Van Dijk and Peter Reeves)
Cyrano and Christian
I Have No Words
(lyrics by Koen Van Dijk and Peter Reeves)
Christian
Two Musketeers
(lyrics by Koen Van Dijk and Peter Reeves)
Cyrano and Christian
An Evening Made for Lovers
(lyrics by Koen Van Dijk and Peter Reeves)
Ensemble
Balcony Scene
(lyrics by Koen Van Dijk and Peter Reeves)
Roxane, Christian and Cyrano
Poetry
(lyrics by Koen Van Dijk and Peter Reeves)
Cyrano and Roxane
Moonsong
(lyrics by Koen Van Dijk and Peter Reeves)
Cyrano
Stay With Me!
(lyrics by Koen Van Dijk and Peter Reeves)
Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
Every Day, Every Night
(lyrics by Koen Van Dijk and Peter Reeves)
Cyrano, Christian, Cadets and Roxane
A White Sash
(lyrics by Koen Van Dijk and Peter Reeves)
De Guiche, Cyrano and Cadets
When I Write
(lyrics by Koen Van Dijk and Peter Reeves)
Cyrano
Two Musketeers (Reprise)
(lyrics by Koen Van Dijk and Peter Reeves)
Christian and Cyrano
Rhyming Menu
(lyrics by Koen Van Dijk and Peter Reeves)
Roxane, Ragueneau and Ensemble
Even Then
(lyrics by Koen Van Dijk and Peter Reeves)
Roxane
Tell Her Now
(lyrics by Koen Van Dijk and Peter Reeves)
Christian and Cyrano
The Evening
(lyrics by Koen Van Dijk and Peter Reeves)
Cyrano and Cadets
Even Then (Reprise)
(lyrics by Koen Van Dijk and Peter Reeves)
Roxane and Cyrano
The Battle
(lyrics by Koen Van Dijk and Peter Reeves)
Ensemble
Everything You Wrote
(lyrics by Koen Van Dijk and Peter Reeves)
Roxane
He Loves To Make Us Laugh
(lyrics by Koen Van Dijk and Peter Reeves)
Nuns and Mother Superior
A Visit from DeGuiche
(lyrics by Koen Van Dijk and Peter Reeves)
De Guiche, Roxane and Mother Superior
Opera, Opera (Reprise)
(lyrics by Koen Van Dijk and Peter Reeves)
Ensemble
An Old Wound / The Letter / Moonsong
(lyrics by Koen Van Dijk and Peter Reeves)
Cyrano and Roxane

Replacement/Transfer Info


The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night.


Neil Simon Theatre

(11/21/1993 - 3/20/1994)

Cast

Jordan Bennett
Cyrano
Geoffrey Blaisdell
De Guiche
Robert Guillaume
Cyrano
Jerry Mayer
Timothy Nolen
Cyrano
Tom Polum
Captain De Castel Jaloux Alternate
Man Alternate


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