[Hou-announce] PBS airs 'Cyrano de Bergerac' on 'Great Performances' - tonight in Houston
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Wed Jan 7 10:12:43 PST 2009
Dates maybe different in your area, but on Houston's PBS (channel 8), they are showing 'Cyrano de Bergerac' on Great Performances' tonight at 7pm till 9:30pm.
Set your tivos', DVD's and VCRs, as you probably don't want to miss this one. Starring Kevin Cline as Cyrano, and Jennifer Garner as Roxane, it was originally on Broadway to sold-out crowds.
Check it out:
One of the most beloved plays, Cyrano de Bergerac also offers one of the theater's most coveted roles for a leading actor. Based on the life of a 17th century warrior poet, Edmond Rostand's romantic classic tells the tale of Cyrano - a gifted writer, musician and peerless duelist, yet hopelessly handicapped in the romantic arena by his unusually large nose. Desperately in love with the beautiful Roxane, he offers his poetic brilliance to Christian, his similarly smitten yet tongue-tied comrade. The unwitting Roxane falls for Cyrano's passionate words as delivered by Christian's handsome face, only to learn of the deception many years too late. Recorded in 2008 at the end of a limited run - the play's first return to Broadway since 1984 - the Oscar and Tony winning Kevin Kline triumphs in the title role with a critically-acclaimed, bravura performance. Also starring are Jennifer Garner (Alias) as Roxane and Daniel Sunjata (Broadway's Take Me Out, FX's
Rescue Me) as Christian; David Leveaux (Moon for the Misbegotten; Nine) directs.
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