Cyrano, Starring Peter Dinklage

Peter Dinklage’s singing voice would not normally qualify him for a role in a musical, unless in a Disney animated movie as a singing rhinoceros. But Rex Harrison couldn’t really sing either, and he was just right for “My Fair Lady.”

In several ways, the star of “Game of Thrones” is an inspired hire for a musical adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac….Dinklage proves once again to be a terrific actor, with a deep commanding voice (when speaking), and the character’s bravado, his hurt and his yearning memorably etched on his expressive face.

But “Cyrano” is no “My Fair Lady”…The production is well acted and effectively designed. The score… has a haunting appeal. But “Cyrano” is missing an ingredient that’s essential to the story – in a word, panache.

Full review on DC Theatre Scene

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Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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