Take a Look at Jennifer Damiano, Alex Boniello, and Stars of Cruel Intentions
The musical, base on the hit 1999 film, continues its limited pop-up engagement through February 14.
Jennifer Damiano (Next to Normal) stars in Cruel Intentions: The Musical, currently in performance at (Le) Poisson Rouge for a limited off-Broadway pop-up engagement through February 14. Check out photos of the production in the gallery below.
The new stage adaptation of Roger Kumble's 1999 cult hit film is developed by Lindsey Rosin and Jordan Ross, featuring 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.
The story is described as follows: "A thrilling and relentless game of cat and mouse comes to life in Cruel Intentions: The Musical, when the gorgeously despicable step-siblings Sebastian and Kathryn set a wager on Sebastian's next sexual conquest, Annette — daughter of the new headmaster at their Manhattan prep school. This bittersweet symphony of seduction and revenge will make you laugh, cry and — the cruelest fate of all — fall in love, all over again."
Damiano is joined by Constantine Rousouli (Wicked) as Sebastian, Natalie Hall (True Blood) as Annette, Janel Parrish (Pretty Little Liars) as Cecile, Alex Boniello (Spring Awakening) as Blaine, Jared Dixon (Shades of Blue) as Ronald, Jenn Harris (Silence! The Musical) as Mrs. Caldwell, and Brian Muller (The Good Wife) as Greg. Rousouli, Parrish, and Muller previously starred in the musical's world premiere in Los Angeles, which played two sold-out engagements – at Rockwell: Table & Stage and Prospect Theater.
The original 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.