Laura Linney to Star in 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses' Roundabout Revival

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Laura Linney and Ben Daniels in a new Broadway production of the romantic drama, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, by Christopher Hampton; directed by Rufus Norris.  The limited engagement begins preview performances on April 11, 2008; opening May 1, 2008 at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street).

Laura Linney will star as "La Marquise de Merteuil" opposite Ben Daniels making his Broadway debut as "Le Vicomte de Valmont."

The design team includes Scott Pask (sets), Katrina Lindsay (costumes) & Donald Holder (lights). The full cast will be announced shortly.

"The definitive battle of the sexes springs to life in this Tony Award-nominated classic by Christopher Hampton. For long-time friends and occasional lovers Vicomte de Valmont and Marquise de Merteuil, love is simply a game of chess. But in a few false moves, they're about to find themselves locked in the ultimate checkmate. Filled with seduction, betrayal, and plenty of illicit passion, this dark comedy paints the pre-Revolutionary French aristocracy in all its cynicism and decadence," explain press notes.

Emmy Award winning actress Laura Linney returns to Broadway following her Tony-nominated role in Sight Unseen (2005), and returns to Roundabout Theatre Company following the 2000 Broadway production of Uncle Vanya and prior to that, the 1994 production of Hedda Gabbler.

The Roundabout Theatre Company production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses marks the play's return to Broadway for the first time since its 1987 Tony Award-nominated premiere and subsequent 1987 Olivier Award-winning West End production.  Les Liaisons Dangereuses went on to inspire the 1988 Academy Award-nominated film classic, Dangerous Liaisons.

Tickets will be available in early 2008 by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org,  or at the box office of the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street).  Les Liaisons Dangereuses will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8PM with a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2PM.

Photo of Laura Linney by Linda Lenzi


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