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Breaking News: Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber Will Lead LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES on Broadway This Fall

Tony Award winners Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber will return to Broadway this Fall in the Donmar Warehouse production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton, 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.

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 was nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Revival.

Les Liaisons Dangereuses will be produced on Broadway by Arielle Tepper Madover.

Janet McTeer, who will play "La Marquise de Merteuil," earned a Tony Award for her Broadway debut in A Doll's House and most recently appeared on the Broadway stage in God of Carnage and the Donmar's Mary Stuart. She can also be seen this summer in the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of Taming of the Shrew.

Liev Schreiber, who will play "Le Vicomte de Valmont," earned a Tony Award for his performance in Glengarry Glen Ross, and received a Tony nomination for his most recent Broadway appearance in A View from the Bridge. He is currently starring in the hit Showtime series "Ray Donovan."

Director Josie Rourke, who is currently in rehearsal for Nick Payne's new playElegy at the Donmar in London, is represented this summer in New York with the just announced The Public Theater/Donmar Warehouse co-production ofPrivacy. Co-conceived by James Graham and Josie Rourke, Privacy is written by James Graham and directed by Josie Rourke.

Christopher Hampton received an Academy Award for the movie Dangerous Liaisons. He is currently represented on Broadway with the acclaimed adaptation of Florian Zeller's The Father and in London with his new version of Zeller's The Truth as well as the return of Sunset Boulevard starring Glenn Close.

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 (Original Music), Richard Ryan (Fight Director) and Arthur Pita(Movement Director). Casting by Caparelliotis Casting. General Management by 101 Productions, Ltd.

Photo Credit: Johan Persson

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