The Donmar Warehouse's Broadway production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses has announced that it will now close on January 8 at the Booth Theatre. Previously, the production, starring Tony winners Liev Schreiber and Janet McTeer, had been announced to run through January 22.
In addition to Schreiber and McTeer, who take on the roles of Le Vicomte de Valmont and La Marquise de Merteuil, Les Liaisons Dangereuses features Birgitte Hjort Sørensen (Madame de Tourvel), Mary Beth Peil (Madame de Rosemonde), and Elena Kampouris (Cécile Volanges). Rounding out the ensemble are Raffi Barsoumian (Le Chevalier Danceny), Ora Jones (Madame de Volanges), Katrina Cunningham (Émilie), Josh Salt (Azolan), Joy Franz (Victoire), David Patterson (Major-domo), and Laura Sudduth (Julie).
The stage adaptation by Christopher Hampton is based on Choderlos de Laclos' 1782 novel of sex, intrigue, and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France. The current revival, which opened on October 30, is directed by Josie Rourke.
The play is described as follows: "Former lovers, La Marquise de Merteuil and Le Vicomte de Valmont compete in games of seduction and revenge...Merteuil incites Valmont to corrupt the convent-educated Cecile de Volanges before her wedding night but Valmont has other designs. His target is the peerlessly virtuous and happily married Madame de Tourvel."
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