French actor and opera singer David Serero to star as Cyrano de Bergerac in New York.
This will be the first time in theater history that a native French actor, David Serero, will play Cyrano de Bergerac’s title role in America in the English language. David Serero, born in Paris, has gained large success on New York stages for the last seasons in iconic character roles such as Shylock (Merchant of Venice), Othello, Barabas (Jew of Malta), King Lear (Yiddish King Lear by Jacob Gordin) and more. This will also be Serero’s debut as Cyrano.
“This is a dream come true for me. I remember when I was a child reciting the verses of Cyrano (in French at that time) in my school. Many years later, I’m honored to bring this amazing play, which is for me the most beautiful love story ever, to the greatest city in the world for Theater and Entertainment: New York,” said Serero.
David Serero will be the first French actor to play Cyrano de Bergerac in English in the United States. Initially written in French by Edmond Rostand, the play will be adapted in English by David Serero himself “After reading most of the translations available, I realized that they were all lacking of the French original style of Rostand, deviating more and more from the original one, it was evident for me to write a new adaption closer to the original French one. As I always do in my shows, I will bring this Classic to modern audiences without losing the eternal modernity of this character.” added Serero. Besides this fresh take on the most famous French play of all time, David Serero will also feature Jazz standards within the play “Cyrano is Jazz! It’s my way of bringing both the French and American cultures together. It’s a marriage that I dearly love, the perfect combination”.
2018 is a perfect year to play Cyrano as it is the 150th anniversary of the playwright Edmond Rostand and the 100th of his death. Serero will perform in Paris on June 30th for the official Edmond Rostand 2018 celebration. Thomas Sertillanges, founder of cyranodebergerac.fr (the official database and reference site of Cyrano) and president of Festival Edmond Rostand 2018, welcome the idea that a French actor plays and adapts this French classic to an American audience and thus with Jazz standards.
For the closing performance of Cyrano on April 22nd, David Serero will celebrate his 37th birthday but also his 20th year on stage as an actor and singer.
The production is directed and adapted by David Serero.
Cyrano de Bergerac will play April 12th at 3pm, 15th at 7pm (Premiere), 17th at 8pm, 19th at 8pm and 22nd at 7pm at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York NY 10011. Presented by the American Sephardi Federation.
Tickets: cyranodebergerac.bpt.me or 1.800.838.3006
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