The National are writing the music for a new adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s 1897 play Cyrano de Bergerac.

The play, which will be adapted by Erica Schmidt, will feature music by the National’s Aaron and Bryce Dessner along with lyrics by Matt Berninger and his wife, Carin Besser.

Cyrano de Bergerac, is a play written entirely in verse, in rhyming couplets of twelve syllables per line. The play is not directly based on French novelist and playwright Cyrano de Bergerac, rather a fictionalisation of his life that follows the broad outlines of it.

The adaptation set to being on August 3rd and run through to September 2nd as part of Goodspeed Musicals in Connecticut, United States.

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