FRENCH ACTOR DAVID SERERO TO STAR AS CYRANO DE BERGERAC IN NEW YORK
FRENCH ACTOR DAVID SERERO TO STAR AS CYRANO DE BERGERAC IN NEW YORK
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 considerable 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 is a dream come true for me. I remember when I was a child and was reciting the verses of Cyrano (in French at that time) in my school. Many years later, I'm honored to bring this amazing play, 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 all lacked 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 to bring 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 and his anniversary. Thomas Sertillanges, founder of cyranodebergerac.fr and president of Festival Edmond Rostand 2018, welcomes the idea that a French actor plays and adapts this French Classic to an American audience, thus with Jazz standards.
For the closing performance of Cyrano on April 22nd, David Serero will celebrate his 37th birthday and his 20th year on stage as an actor and singer.
Cyrano de Bergerac will play April 12th (3 pm), 15th (7 pm - Premiere), 17th (8 pm), 19th (8 pm) and 22nd (7 pm - Closing night) at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York NY 10011. The American Sephardi Federation presents them. Tickets: cyranodebergerac.bpt.me or 1.800.838.3006
Biography DAVID SERERO
Actor and baritone David Serero has received international recognition and critical acclaim from all over the world. At only 36 years old, he has already performed over 1,200 concerts and performances worldwide, played in over 100 films, and recorded 20 albums. He has given concerts in Paris at the PARIS OPERA GARNIER, OLYMPIA, EIFFEL TOWER; in New York at the LINCOLN CENTER, CARNEGIE HALL, TIMES SQUARE; in London at the ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC, WEMBLEY STADIUM; and in Moscow at the TCHAIKOVSKY HALL; in Amsterdam at the CONCERTGEBOUW, the BUDAPEST OPERA conducted by PLACIDO DOMINGO and more. He made his sold-out WEST END debuts at the Dominion Theatre. He has sung over 30 lead roles in Opera, Operetta, and Musical Theater. In 2012, David Serero performed Don Quixote from MAN OF LA MANCHA in Paris and the title role from the revival of Duke Ellington's only musical, Beggar's Holiday, and starred in the cast album recording. In 2013, David performed with JERMAINE JACKSON in YOU ARE NOT ALONE, a musical directed and produced by David Serero. He has also made and arranged I WISH YOU LOVE, an album of Jazz standards for Jermaine Jackson. In December 2013, David shared the cover of Theatre & Performances with Barbra Streisand in London, made his BROADWAY solo debut at the Snapple Theatre in New York, and released his first studio album, ALL I CARE ABOUT IS LOVE. In 2014, he released The Broadway Baritone, featuring Broadway classics, and toured in the UK with a performance on WEST END. During the summer of 2014, he recorded NAPOLEON's entire love letter correspondence to Josephine. He released his new studio album, THE CROONER BARITONE, The FRANK SINATRA Classics for the 100th anniversary of Sinatra. In 2015 and 2016, he played Off Broadway the lead roles of SHYLOCK (MERCHANT OF VENICE) and OTHELLO's title role with both critical acclaim. In 2015, he performed two open-air concerts on TIMES SQUARE (New York) for BEST OF FRANCE in the presence of the French President, Mr Francois Hollande. He released SEPHARDI, an album of Sephardic music in the Ladino language, and recorded the title role of RICHARD III in French. In 2016, he released ALL MY LOVE IS FOR YOU, a Rock album composed, performed, arranged, and produced by himself. He also played NABUCCO (Nabucco) in New York and the title roles of DON GIOVANNI and RIGOLETTO at CARNEGIE HALL. In 2017, David entered the prestigious WHO'S WHO AMERICA for demonstrating outstanding achievements in the entertainment world and for the betterment of contemporary society. In the summer of 2017, he released BARITONE OPERA ARIAS, singing opera classics such as Toreador (Carmen) and from operas Tosca, Nozze di Figaro, Fanciulla del West, and Barbiere di Siviglia.
Among his performances in New York for the season 2017/2018 are title roles of CYRANO DE BERGERAC (Rostand), DON GIOVANNI (Mozart), BARABAS (Marlowe's Jew of Malta), Hermann (World Premiere adaptation of the Queen of Spades) and KING LEAR (Jacob Gordin's The YIDDISH KING LEAR).
In American Television, he has appeared in The Hunt with John Walsh (CNN), Mysteries at the Museum (Travel Channel), Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall (NBC), Six Degrees of Murder (Discovery Channel), Checked Out, On The Case with Paula Zhan (Discovery ID), Rabid Beast (Animal Planet TV), Suddenly Rich (TLC TV), Whistleblowers (Spike TV), Blood Feuds - Gangs of New York (Discovery Channel), Pandora's Box (Discovery ID), We Are New York WANY (New York TV), Quantico (ABC).
In American Films, he starred in Alice in America, Tango Shalom, Winter Has No Sun, Most Beautiful Island, Paisanos in Paris, Following Phil, Terminal 5, Sheepshead, Again, Overload Rock or Die, The Redemption, Kingdom of the Alley, Ring Ring, Laundry Day, Capicola, Make it Work, There Will Come Soft Rains, Amarena, When I Sing, Hatikvah.
He starred in several commercials for Sotheby's & eBay, Bank of America, Don Julio Tequila, Khiel's, Volkswagen, BJ's, Pepsi, Mitsubishi Cars, and more. Full biography on www.davidserero.com
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