Liev Schreiber, Janet McTeer heading back to Broadway in 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses'

By Karen Butler  |  April 18, 2016 at 6:54 PM
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NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- Tony Award winners Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber are to return to Broadway this fall in the Donmar Warehouse production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses.

Adapted by Christopher Hampton and directed by the Donmar's artistic director, Josie Rourke, the staging is to begin performances Oct. 8. It will open Oct. 30 at the Booth Theatre.

The 15-week engagement is to run through Jan. 22.

"In 1782, Choderlos de Laclos' novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France scandalized the world," a press release said. "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 was nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Revival."

McTeer -- whose Broadway credits include A Doll's House and God of Carnage -- will play La Marquise de Merteuil. Ray Donovan star Schreiber, who has appeared in the stage productions of Glengarry Glen Ross and A View From the Bridge, will portray Le Vicomte de Valmont.

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