Cover photo by Joan Marcus

Frank Langella’s Cyrano

Frank Langella, an adaptation of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac

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Frank Langella’s gritty, minimalist adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, based on Brian Hooker’s translation.

Production Info

Cast: 12 total (3 female, 9 male)
Full Length Drama (about 115 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Period Costumes
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Press Quotes

“CYRANO need not have diminished emotional impact when divorced from the grand acting style for which the play was conceived. Its lyrical scenes still etch a portrait of Cyrano as a man of uncompromising bravery except in matters of the heart. They come off beautifully in the intimate off-Broadway-size Roundabout Theater. To the open minded, Langella’s work will hardly seem felonious and it may be a breakthrough!” —David Patrick Stearns, USA Today

“Frank Langella has abridged the text and given the play a bare-bones production shorn of extravagance. CYRANO is compelling enough in its characterizations, dialogue and situations to withstand minimalism.” —Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

“Frank Langella’s adaptation is relatively short, fast and intimate. The speed of the shortened version allows the ideas behind the play to emerge with great force and clarity. The result is a terrifically enjoyable and surprising thought-provoking piece of theater.” —Fintan O’Toole, Daily News, New York

About the Author


  • Frank Langella

    Frank Langella's Oscar nomination for playing former president Richard Nixon in the 2008 film Frost/Nixon came after three decades as a celebrated New York stage actor. Langella's always been on stage — right out of Syracuse University (1959) and into regional theater, summer stock and, by 1963, New York. After three Obie Awards, he made his Broadway debut in SEASCAPE (1975) and won a Tony award. His turn on stage as the star of DRACULA earned him a Tony nomination (1978) and a role in the film version (1979). He's mostly known as a stage actor — he won another Tony for FORTUNE'S FOOL (2002), and a third for FROST/NIXON (2007) — but he's worked steadily in television and film, with more high-profile roles in recent years. Langella's many films include Masters of the Universe (1987), Dave (1993), Good Night, and Good Luck (2005) and Superman Returns (2006). He has also appeared in the television series The Americans (2015).

  • Edmond Rostand

    Edmond Eugène Alexis Rostand (1868 – 1918) was a French poet and dramatist. He is associated with neo-romanticism and is best known for his play CYRANO DE BERGERAC. Other well-known plays include CHANTECLER and LES ROMANESQUES, on which the longest-running Off-Broadway musical of all time, THE FANTASTICKS, was based.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 5/1/1999
Pages 81
ISBN 9780881451498

Special Notes

Special Notes

Licensees are required to include the original stage producers credits in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:

Originally produced by The Roundabout Theater, New York

The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
Frank Langella’s Cyrano is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC


Upcoming and Recent Productions


2/11/2018 – 2/11/2018
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11/9/2017 – 11/11/2017
Central High School
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11/17/2016 – 11/19/2016
University Of Science And Arts Of Oklahoma
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11/10/2016 – 11/12/2016
University Of Science And Arts Of Oklahoma
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10/28/2015 – 10/31/2015
The Loomis Chaffee School
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