Burgess and Andrew Burgess-Wilson, possibly at the opening of Cyrano the musical at the Palace Theater in New York

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  • Reference
      GB 3104 AB/ARCH/F/1/76
  • Former Reference
      GB 3104 AB.P.4.155a; AB.P.4.155b
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      4 photographic prints. Dimensions (inches): 3 (10x8.5); 1 (17x12). [Black and white]

Scope and Content

The file contains 3 copies of the same image.

Photographer: Abner SYMONS.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1972 the producer, Richard Gregson, set out to make Cyrano the musical. The musical was to be based on Burgess's successful stage adaptation of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac, which had opened at the Tyrone Guthrie Theater in Minnaepolis in 1971 and which had been produced by Gregson. Michael Langham was to direct the musical, Burgess write the script and lyrics, and Michael Lewis to compose the music. The Broadway musical opened at the Guthrie in the early spring of 1973 and at the Palace Theater in New York in May 1973 with Christopher Plummer in the title role: it went on to win numerous awards.