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Cruel Intentions: The Musical Sets New York Premiere

The 1999 cult hit film will bring some more dangerous liaisons to New York City.

Katie Stevens and Constantine Rousouli as Kathryn and Sebastian in the LA production of Cruel Intentions The Musical.
Katie Stevens and Constantine Rousouli as Kathryn and Sebastian in the L.A. production of Cruel Intentions: The Musical.
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Following two sold-out engagements in Los Angeles, Cruel Intentions: The Musical, will make its New York premiere next month in a pop-up engagement at (Le) Poisson Rouge for three performances only on February 11, 13, and 14. The musical offers a new stage adaptation of Roger Kumble’s 1999 cult hit film, developed by Jordan Ross and Lindsey Rosin.

With immersive stage direction by Lindsey Rosin and music direction and arrangements by Zach Spound, Cruel Intentions: The Musical is set to pop and rock hits of the ‘90s and songs from the film’s iconic soundtrack. The story is a modern-day telling of the classic 1782 French novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (Christopher Hampton's stage adaptation is now on Broadway at the Booth Theatre).

The film was produced by Neal Moritz and released by Columbia Pictures on March 5, 1999, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair, Joshua Jackson, Eric Mabius, Sean Patrick Thomas, and Christine Baranski.

The musical debuted at The Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Angeles in 2015, where it ran for 38 sold out performances, before being remounted for a second sold-out run at LA’s Prospect Theatre in November 2016. During both runs, the show featured a rotating cast that included Katie Stevens (American Idol), Janel Parrish (Pretty Little Liars), Lindsay Pearce (Glee), Constantine Rousouli (Wicked), Emma Hunton (Freaky Friday), Shelley Regner (Pitch Perfect), Molly McCook (Netflix’s The Ranch), Brian Muller (The Good Wife), Christine Lakin (Veronica Mars), among others.

Cruel Intentions: The Musical is produced by Sucker Love Productions with executive producer Eva Price.

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