Cruel Intentions: The Musical Announces Final Extension and a National Tour
The 1999 hit film is now a hit musical.
Cruel Intentions: The '90s Musical Experience will extend its run a third and final time at (le) Poisson Rouge, now offering performances through April 8. The show began as a 10-week run starting November 17 and will now play 21 weeks and 112 performances by its closing. A national tour is currently being planned to launch in this fall.
Created by Jordan Ross, Lindsey Rosin, and Roger Kumble, Cruel Intentions: The Musical is a stage adaptation of Roger Kumble's 1999 film and a modern-day retelling 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 features 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 cast 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. Jenn Harris (Silence! The Musical) will play Mrs. Bunny Caldwell beginning Saturday, February 24, and Emma Hunton (Next to Normal) will take over the role of Cecile beginning Saturday, March 10.