The writer, composer, actor worked with Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents on the 2009 Broadway revival of West Side Story - specifically swapping out English lyrics for Spanish in portions of songs sung by the Puerto Rican characters; he performed in the City Center Encores presentation of Merrily We Roll Along in 2012; and he co-wrote the music and lyrics for Bring it On: The Musical - which was nominated for a Tony Award for Best New Musical this past Broadway season. On June 11th, acclaimed and well-loved alt-rock band, The National, are playing a concert in Joe’s Field at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA that will benefit the museum and the Hawthorne Valley Association in New York’s Hudson River Valley. Currently playing the Daryl Roth Theatre in New York City. Jasmine Cephas Jones is starring opposite Peter Dinklage in The New Group’s “Cyrano” which is running at the Daryl Roth Theatre in New York City through December 22. Equity will have jurisdiction over theatrical streaming productions through December 2021. ... with the help of a Genie, played by Will Smith. This concert is the band’s only date in the northeast this year. A large-scale 1973 musical, choreographed and directed by Michael Kidd with a book by Anthony Burgess, earned Christopher Plummer a Tony but was short-lived. I’m a huge fan of Peter and Jasmine and thought, well, Cyrano should be fun. Copyright 1991-2020 © Playbill Inc. All Rights Reserved. The cast is rounded out by Ritchie Coster as De Guiche, Josh A. Dawson as Le Bret, Hillary Fisher as Orange Girl, Christopher Gurr as Jodelet, Blake Jenner as Christian, Nehal Joshi as Ragueneau, Grace McLean as Chaperone Marie, and Scott Stangland as Montgomery. Watts is the creator of a long-running and evolving solo-show entitled “The Jam.” His previous Broadway credits include “The Color Purple,” “In the Heights,” “Memphis,” “Motown: The Musical,” and “Hamilton.” He’s often jumped from stage to screen and plays “Felony” in the comedy series “The Last OG” on TBS starring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish. The all-male cast is directed by Erica Schmidt and stars Ethan Phillips in the title role and Peter Dinklage as his informed and ultimately influential maid. Bob Weir even appears on the album performing both with Wilco and with The National. Running time: 2 hours, 10 minutes. Christian and Roxanne (Jasmine Cephas Jones) in the balcony scene, with Cyrano below, in a radically reimagined musical adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac. Peter Dinklage and wife Erica Schmidt celebrate opening night of their off-Broadway musical Cyrano By Cassie Carpenter For Dailymail.com 07:21 08 Nov 2019, updated 09:10 09 Nov 2019 47 shares Jasmine Cephas Jones originated the dual roles of Peggy and Maria Reynolds in Hamilton at The Public and subsequently on Broadway, earning widespread recognition and acclaim along with her castmates, and a Grammy Award for the cast recording. Based on Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, the new production stars Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage in the title role and Hamilton's Jasmine Cephas Jones as Roxanne. Mary Testa and Wesley Taylor star in a world premiere. In the new musical version of “Cyrano de Bergerac,” the 1897 play-in-verse by Edmond Rostand, Dinklage plays the brilliantly eloquent and love-struck cadet Cyrano, pining after Cephas Jones’ beautiful and willful Roxanne - who in turn loves the handsome and witless Christian. Sign up for exclusive discounts and save up to 50% on tickets! Kelvin Harrison Jr. will star alongside Peter Dinklage in the musical film 'Cyrano'. The story of a French poet and swordsman, who longs for the beautiful Roxanne (Jasmine Cephas Jones) but is held back by his jumbo schnoz, “Cyrano” … There’s no recording and all I want is to hear it again. Daniel J. Watts' “The Jam: Only Child” will be at Joe's Pub in New York City in January. Nehal Joshi, Scott Stangland, Peter Dinklage, and Jasmine Cephas Jones in "Cyrano", Bard SummerScape 2012 - "The Imaginary Invalid", Daniel J. Watts In "TINA: The Tina Turner Musical", Aaron Dessner On The National's Concert At MASS MoCA And Day Of The Dead, Lin-Manuel Miranda on Working at the Pleasure of the "President" - and the First Treasury Secretary. (For the record, there have been previous musical versions of “Cyrano,” including at least two forgettable Broadway productions.) Aaron Dessner joins us to talk about the concert and the new compilation. “Peter Dinklage is superb in a confused musical adaptation” Reviews Nov 8, 2019 Daryl Roth Theatre, New York Jasmine Cephas Jones, Blake Jenner and Peter Dinklage in Cyrano. With a charged contemporary immediacy to the language, this adaptation by Erica Schmidt (All the Fine Boys) mines this enduring, human story for its deep vein of … Photo: Monique Carboni. The New Group's production of Cyrano, a new musical adaptation written and directed by Erica Schmidt, opens November 7 at the Daryl Roth Theatre. The New Group’s presentation of Cyrano in a musical adaptation by Erica Schmidt of the iconic Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmund Rostand really soars with the entrance of Peter Dinklage as Cyrano stationed in the darkened audience, bellowing out witty insults to the actor, Montgomery played by Scott Stangland. Yes, it was a brand new musical adaptation - not affiliated with any of the other previous musical adaptations of Cyrano … READ: Picky With Her Roles, Jasmine Cephas Jones Returns to the Stage With Cyrano. Other offerings include a visual EP from The HawtPlates and a Joe’s Pub concert series. Peter Dinklage (as Cyrano), Ritchie Coster (as De Guiche), Josh A. Dawson (as Le Bret), Hillary Fisher (as Orange Girl), Christopher Gurr (as Jodelet), Blake Jenner (as Christian), Jasmine Cephas Jones (as Roxanne), Nehal Joshi (as Ragueneau), Grace McLean (as … Starting this Friday, Bard SummerScape will present a production of Moliere's famous - and famously final - comedy of manners - The Imaginary Invalid. Originally scheduled through November 24, the limited Off-Broadway engagement of Cyrano has been extended through December 22. Another sumptuous version by … Emmy winner Peter Dinklage and Haley Bennett will return to the world of Cyrano in an MGM movie musical adaptation of the show, co-created by librettist (and Dinklage's wife) Erica Schmidt. Watts was just nominated for an L.A. CATSNYrevival said: "This was a musical?I assumed it was a play." Also on the schedule for the Off-Broadway theatre company: works by Anna Deavere Smith and Samuel D. Hunter. Cyrano West End - Cyrano Based on the play Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand The most legendary nose in literature gets a makeover with this American adaptation of the French classic. Peter Dinklage, Jasmine Cephas Jones and Blake Jenner in Cyrano, adapted and directed by Erica Schmidt. Based on Edmond Rostand's classic 1897 play of the same name, it focuses on a love triangle involving the large-nosed poetic Cyrano de Bergerac, his beautiful cousin Roxana, and his classically handsome but inarticulate friend Christian de Neuvillette who, unaware of Cyrano's unrequited passion for Roxana, imposes upon him to provide the romantic words he can use to woo her successfully in mid-17th … Jasmine Cephas Jones in Cyrano (Photo: Monique Carboni) The opportunity came together for Cephas Jones upon receiving a call from Erica Schmidt, Cyrano 's … It was also nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for Drama and it introduced the world at large to the diverse and impressive talents of its writer, composer, lyricist, and star, Lin-Manuel Miranda. She co-starred in the film “Blindspotting” which starred and was written by her “Hamilton” co-star Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal. Rounding out the company are Erika Olson as ensemble/swing and Josh Franklin as swing. In addition to being an actor and performer, Cephas Jones writes music and will have an EP of her original music coming out soon. The theatrical streamer, which has raised nearly $150,000 since launching in March, will also present. He loves Roxanne (Jasmine Cephas Jones), a childhood friend, but she loves Christian (Blake Jenner), a hunky recruit who can barely master subject-verb agreement. A chat with Cyrano cast member Jasmine Cephas Jones - YouTube The New Group's production of Cyrano, a new musical adaptation written and directed by Erica Schmidt, opens November 7 at the Daryl Roth Theatre. Edie Falco, Ethan Hawke, John Leguizamo, and more will be featured in the diverse array of digital works. Peter Dinklage and Jasmine Cephas Jones perform in Cyrano. Cyrano – The Musical Posted on December 20, 2019 by Alix Cohen in Playing Around Like Romeo and Juliet , Edmund Rostand’s enduring 1897 story of Cyrano de Begerac (loosely inspired by playwright/novelist Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac) is an oft repeated/reinterpreted tale. The Dessners recently created, curated and produced Day of the Dead -- a compilation  featuring 59 Grateful Dead covers performed by a slew of incredible musicians including - but not limited to - Flaming Lips, Bruce Hornsby, Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengo, Jenny Lewis, Perfume Genius, Vijay Iyer, Lucius, and Bela Fleck. The Ohio-raised, Brooklyn-based band, which consists of vocalist Matt Berninger, plus two pairs of brothers: Aaron Dessner (guitar, bass, piano) and Bryce Dessner (guitar), and Scott Devendorf (bass, guitar) and Bryan Devendorf (drums), have landed on every “best of” list in print. I’ll admit, I got the tickets because of the cast. Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical category for his West Coast performance as Sammy Davis, Jr. in Lights Out: Nat “King” Cole. This new version is adapted from the original and directed by Erica Schmidt and features original music by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of the rock band The National with lyrics by Matt Berninger (also of The National) and Carin Besser. The New Group's production of Cyrano, a new musical adaptation written and directed by Erica Schmidt, opened November 7 at the Daryl Roth Theatre. Lyrics by Matt Berninger and Carin Besser. 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. The Erica Schmidt adaptation from The New Group opens November 7 at the Daryl Roth Theatre. Casting for Cyrano is by Patrick Goodwin/Telsey + Company, and the production stage manager is Linda Marvel. Directed by Erica Schmidt. Expect new digital works from 600 HIGHWAYMEN, Javaad Alipoor, Inua Ellams, and more. First performed in France in 1897, then a transatlantic sensation for many subsequent years, with numerous stage adaptations and film versions starring everyone from José Ferrer to Steve Martin, Cyrano de Bergerac endures today as a great romantic story: The brave, brainy, but big-nosed … (© Monique Carboni) Cyrano. Adrienne Warren plays Turner -she’s earned raves in the West End production - and an Olivier Award nomination - and gathering early buzz during Broadway previews. Daniel J. Watts plays Ike Turner. Cyrano was commissioned and developed by Goodspeed Musicals in East Haddam, Connecticut, and is not the first adaptation to retell in song Rostand's classic about a … Cyrano, which began previews October 11, features music by Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessner of the band The National, lyrics by Matt Berninger of The National and Carin Besser, and choreography by Jeff and Rick Kuperman. Nehal Joshi, Scott Stangland, Peter Dinklage, and Jasmine Cephas Jones in Cyrano Monique Carboni The New Group's production of Cyrano, a … A television series based on the movie is in development. I was blown away, the set was minimal but effective, the music new and dire. Peter Dinklage and Jasmine Cephas Jones star in Cyrano at the Daryl Roth Theatre. Jasmine Cephas Jones is starring opposite Peter Dinklage in The New Group’s “Cyrano” which is running at the Daryl Roth Theatre in New York City through December 22. A third title will be announced for the 2021 benefit series at the Off-Broadway venue. The production features scenic design by Christine Jones and Amy Rubin, costume design by Tom Broecker, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, sound design by Dan Moses Schreier, hair, wig, and makeup design by Tommy Kurzman, orchestrations by Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessner, music supervision and arrangements by Mary-Mitchell Campbell, music direction by Ted Arthur, and music coordination by Kristy Norter. Cyrano, from The New Group, stars Peter Dinklage, Ritchie Coster, Jasmine Cephas Jones and Blake Jenner. The biographical jukebox musical features a book by award-winning playwright Katori Hall and is directed by Phyllida Lloyd.
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