By Christopher Hampton
Directed by Josie Rourke
Preview by David Roberts
Theatre Reviews Limited
Full casting has been announced for the Donmar Warehouse production of Christopher Hampton’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses starring Tony Award winners Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber, directed by the Donmar’s Artistic Director Josie Rourke. The production begins performances on Saturday, October 8, 2016 and will open on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the Booth Theatre (222 W 45th St). This is a 15-week only engagement through Sunday, January 22, 2017. Tickets are now available through Telecharge.com and by calling 212-239-6200 and in person at the Booth Theatre box office. Group bookings are currently available through Telecharge.com Group Sales at 212-239-6262 or 800-432-7780.
The full company of Les Liaisons will be Janet McTeer as La Marquise de Merteuil and Liev Schreiber as Le Vicomte de Valmont, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen as Madame de Tourvel, Raffi Barsoumian as Le Chevalier Danceny, Ora Jones as Madame de Volanges, Elena Kampouris as Cécile Volanges, Katrina Cunningham as Émilie, Josh Salt as Azolan, Joy Franz as Victoire, David Patterson as Major-domo, Laura Sudduth as Julie and Mary Beth Peil as Madame de Rosemonde.
“I am thrilled that this cast has come together so perfectly,” said Josie Rourke. “I have worked with Raffi Barsoumian and Ora Jones in past productions and they delighted audiences with their talent and magnetism on stage. I am so excited to begin rehearsals with this entire company and bring this wonderful play to New York audiences.”
Birgitte Hjort Sørensen is appearing with the support of Actors’ Equity Association. The Producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance of this production.
Les Liaisons Dangereuses is produced on Broadway by Arielle Tepper Madover, Patty Baker, Starry Night Entertainment, Eric Gardiner, Caiola Productions, Jay & Cindy Gutterman, Big Beach Stage Productions, Stageworks Media, Bob Boyett, Once Upon a Time Productions, Jenna Segal, Scott Delman, Darren DeVerna, Susan Edelstein, Marc Levine and Anita Waxman by special arrangement with Donmar Warehouse.
In 1782, Choderlos de Laclos’ novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France scandalized the world. 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. Josie Rourke’s acclaimed production transfers to Broadway after a sold-out engagement at London’s Donmar Warehouse which ended earlier this year and starred Janet McTeer. The production received two Olivier Award nominations for Best Revival and Best Actress for Ms. McTeer.
Former lovers, La Marquise de Merteuil and Le Vicomte de Valmont compete in games of seduction and revenge. These merciless aristocrats toy with the hearts and reputations of innocents. 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.
The creative team includes Tom Scutt (Set & Costume Designs), Mark Henderson (Lighting Design), Carolyn Downing (Sound Design), Michael Bruce (Composer) and Campbell Young Associates (Hair, Wigs & Makeup). Casting is by Caparelliotis Casting (US) and Alastair Coomer CDG (UK). The Production Stage Manager is Jane Grey. General Management by 101 Productions, Ltd.