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LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Finds Full Broadway Company for Fall


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.

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."

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.


Janet McTeer (La Marquise de Merteuil) has appeared on Broadway in God of Carnage, the Donmar's production of Mary Stuart (Drama Desk Award & Tony Award nomination) and A Doll's House (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle & Theatre World Awards). A two time Oscar nominee, Tony, Olivier and Golden Globe winner, Janet McTeer is one of England's most respected actresses. Her London stage credits include Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Olivier Award nomination - Donmar); Mary Stuart (Olivier Award nomination - Donmar); God of Carnage (Gielgud); The Duchess of Malfi (NT); Uncle Vanya (Olivier Award nomination - NT); The Taming of the Shrew (Globe); A Doll's House (Olivier Award - Playhouse); Simpatico, Greenland, The Grace of Mary Traverse (Olivier Award nomination - Royal Court); Much Ado About Nothing (Queen's); A Midsummer Night's Dream, Worlds Apart, The Storm (RSC); As You Like It, Three Sisters, Great Expectations, Cymbeline (Manchester Royal Exchange). Her film credits include The Kaiser's Last Kiss, Me Before You, Paint It Black, Fathers and Daughters, Insurgent, Angelica, Maleficent, Hannah Arendt, The Woman in Black, Albert Nobbs (Golden Globe Award & Academy Award nomination), As You Like It, Tideland, Songcatcher and Tumbleweeds (Golden Globe Award & Academy Award nomination). Her television credits include lead roles in the series of "Battle Creek," "The Honourable Woman," "The White Queen" (Golden Globe Award nomination), "Parade's End," "Damages," "Into the Storm" (Golden Globe Award and Emmy Award nominations) and "Sense & Sensibility." In 2008, she was awarded an OBE.

Liev Schreiber (Le Vicomte de Valmont) has appeared on Broadway in A View From the Bridge (Tony nomination, Drama Desk Award), Talk Radio (Tony nomination), Glengarry Glen Ross (Tony Award), Betrayal and In the Summer House. His other stage work includes The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park productions of Macbeth and Cymbeline, as well as the Public's productions of Othello, Hamlet and Henry V. His performance in the title role of Showtime's "Ray Donovan" earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination. In 2005, Schreiber made his feature directorial debut with Everything is Illuminated, which he also adapted from Jonathan Safran Foer's best-selling novel. His many feature credits include Spotlight; Pawn Sacrifice; The Butler; Clear History; Fading Gigolo; The Reluctant Fundamentalist; Salt; X-Men Origins: Wolverine; Defiance; Repo Men; The Painted Veil; The Manchurian Candidate; The Sum of All Fears; Taking Woodstock; Kate & Leopold; Goon; Every Day; Hamlet; Spring Forward; The Hurricane; A Walk on the Moon; The Daytrippers; Mixed Nuts; and the Scream trilogy. His portrayal of Orson Welles in RKO 281 earned him Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations. His other telefilm credits include Lackawanna Blues and The Sunshine Boys. As one of the documentary medium's foremost narrators, he has lent his voice to such works as Mantle; :03 from Gold; A City on Fire: The Story of the '68 Detroit Tigers; "Nova" and "Nature." He will next star in the film, The Bleeder, which he also co-produced. The bio-pic tells the story of Chuck Wepner, the liquor store salesman and heavyweight boxer who was given the opportunity to fight Muhammad Ali as an underdog and was the inspiration for the film, Rocky. Schreiber will play Wepner alongside Naomi Watts, Ron Perlman, and Elisabeth Moss.

Birgitte Hjort Sørensen (Madame de Tourvel) came to international prominence playing the role of Katrine Fønsmark in the award-winning series "Borgen." TV: HBO's "Vinyl" for producer Martin Scorsese and season 5 of HBO's "Game of Thrones." Stage: Roxie Hart in the Det Ny Theater's Chicago and on the West End, Virgilia in Josie Rourke's production of Coriolanus (Donmar). Studied at the Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance in Copenhagen.

Mary Beth Peil (Madame de Rosemonde). Broadway: The Visit, Follies, Women on the Verge, Sunday in the Park with George, Nine, The King and I (Tony Nomination). Off Broadway: The Atlantic Theatre (many productions including an Obie Award), Playwrights Horizons, Transport Group, MTC, Signature and NYTW. TV: "The Good Wife" (Jackie), "Dawson's Creek" (Grams). Film: The Contest, Mirrors, Flags of Our Fathers, Stepford Wives 2, Odd Couple 2.

Raffi Barsoumian (Le Chevalier Danceny). New York: Privacy, Pericles (The Public); King Lear, Arok of Java (EPBB). Select Regional: Guards at the Taj (Geffen Playhouse); The Count of Monte Cristo, Antony and Cleopatra, King Lear, Cymbeline, Troilus and Cressida, Henry V (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Red Noses (The Actor's Gang); Sedimenti (Compagnie Du Faubourg); TV: The Vampire Diaries, NCIS. Training: École Jacques Lecoq; Carnegie Mellon University.

Ora Jones (Madame de Volanges) Broadway: Matilda The Musical (also First National Tour); Member, Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble: The Wheel, Three Sisters, The Brother/Sister Plays, The Violet Hour (among others). Also in Chicago: Chicago Shakespeare Theatre: Henry VIII, The Madness of George III, A Flea In Her Ear, Twelfth Night. My Kind of Town (Timeline Theatre), Rasheeda Speaking (Rivendell Theatre).

ELena Kampouris (Cécile Volanges) 18 year old ELena Kampouris is making her Broadway and Theater debut. Film: starring roles in Jason Reitman's Men, Women & Children and Labor Day, Tom McCarthy's The Cobbler, Kirk Jones' My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, Ry Russo-Young's indie Before I Fall which was picked up in Cannes for April 7th wide release. TV: NBC series lead "American Odyssey."

Katrina Cunningham (Émilie) got her start in Baroque-Burlesque Cabarets with Company XIV. She made her Broadway debut playing Lila in Cirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR and frequents Punch Drunk's Sleep No More as Master of Ceremonies. The New York Times hails her vocal styling with comparison to Florence Welch and LAna del Rey. More at

Josh Salt (Azolan). Broadway: The Cripple of Inishmaan U/S Daniel Radcliffe (Performed), NYC: F**k Marry Kill (LCT Director's Lab Workshop), Regional: Teddy Ferrera, World Premiere (Goodman), 4000 Miles (Northlight Theatre), Yellow Moon (Writers Theatre) Pride and Prejudice (Center Stage), TV: "The Deuce" (HBO), "Power" (Starz), "Chicago PD" (NBC) Film: Call Sheet(2017).

Joy Franz (Victoire) Broadway/Tours: Into the Woods (Original, Revival, PBS); A Little Night Music, Company, Damn Yankees, Pippin, Musical Chairs, Open Admissions, Sweet Charity, Lysistrata. Off-Broadway: 'night Mother, Threepenny Opera, Mrs. Warren's Profession, Avow, Bitter Tears, Blood Wedding. Regional: Other Desert Cities, The Glass Menagerie. TV/Film: "Royal Pains," "Allegiance," "The Carrie Diaries," "Law & Order." Proud member of Actors Equity.

David Patterson (Major-domo) is thrilled to be making his Broadway debut! Recent theater credits include Third (Hangar Theatre), Spamalot (Weathervane Playhouse), and MacBeth (Texas Shakespeare Festival). He can also be seen on Hulu's The Path. David is a recent graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.

Laura Sudduth (Julie) is overjoyed to make her Broadway debut with this outstanding company. Favorite credits include The Pirates of Penzance (NYGASP), Carousel(The Living Room, KC), A Little Night Music (UOP). Alumna of University of the Pacific and UMKC. Thanks to the Carson/Kolker, Caparelliotis and LLD teams, and my ever-loving family.

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.

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