Cruel Intentions: The Musical Extends
The stage adaptation of the hit 1999 cult film opens tonight at (le) Poisson Rouge.
Due to popular demand, Cruel Intentions: The Musical, the stage adaptation of Roger Kumble's 1999 film, has added a three-week extension to its New York premiere engagement. Opening tonight at (le) Poisson Rouge, it will now run through February 19, 2018.
Created by Jordan Ross, Lindsey Rosin, and Roger Kumble, Cruel Intentions: The Musical is a modern-day telling of the classic 1782 French novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. Set to some of the greatest pop and rock hits of the 1990s and songs from the film's iconic soundtrack, the musical will feature immersive stage direction by Lindsey Rosin and choreography by Jennifer Weber, with music direction and arrangements by Zach Spound, costumes styled by Tilly Grimes, sound by Robert Bradley, lighting by Daniel Kent, and props by Carolyn Mraz.
The show stars Lauren Zakrin (Rock of Ages) as Kathryn, Constantine Rousouli (Wicked) as Sebastian, Carrie St. Louis (Wicked) as Annette, Jessie Shelton (Hadestown) as Cecile, Alex Boniello (Spring Awakening) as Blaine, Brian Muller (The Good Wife) as Greg, and Matthew Griffin (The New Yorkers at Encores!) as Ronald, and Patricia Richardson (Home Improvement) as Mrs. Bunny Caldwell.
The original film was produced by Neal Moritz and released by Columbia Pictures on March 5, 1999. It starred Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair, Joshua Jackson, Eric Mabius, Sean Patrick Thomas, and Christine Baranski.