Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber Return to Broadway in Les Liaisons Dangereuses
The acclaimed drama celebrates its opening tonight.
The new Donmar Warehouse Broadway production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses celebrates its opening night tonight, October 30, at the Booth Theatre. Directed by Josie Rourke, the production runs through January 22, 2017.
As previously announced, the production stars Tony winners Janet McTeer (La Marquise de Merteuil) and Liev Schreiber (Le Vicomte de Valmont), alongside Birgitte Hjort Sørensen (Madame de Tourvel), Mary Beth Peil (Madame de Rosemonde), and Elena Kampouris (Cécile Volanges).
Rounding out the ensemble will be 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).
Choderlos de Laclos' novel of sex, intrigue, and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France scandalized the world in 1782. Two hundred years later, in 1985, Christopher Hampton's stage adaptation became an award-winning sensation in London's West End and on Broadway, followed by the Academy Award-winning film Dangerous Liaisons, starring Glenn Close, John Malkovich, and Michelle Pfeiffer.
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."