VIDEO: Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber Steam Up LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Photo Shoot
Though Janet McTeer has been spending the early part of the summer in Central Park playing a crude and sleazy Petruchio in Phyllida Lloyd's all-woman production of Shakespeare's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, she's significantly more elegant while snapping photos with co-star Liev Schreiber, promoting the Broadway transfer of the Donmar Warehouse production of Christopher Hampton's sardonic drama of sex and revenge, Les Liaisons Dangereuses.
Based on Choderlos de Laclos' 1782 novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France, McTeer plays La Marquise de Merteuil to Liev Schreiber's Le Vicomte de Valmont. They are ex-lovers who take cruel pleasure in humiliating others through their expertise in seduction.
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.
Les Liaisons Dangereuses will be produced on Broadway by Arielle Tepper Madover.
Christopher Hampton earned both Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best New Play for the original London production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses. The play also received a New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Foreign Play. Mr. Hampton won an Academy Award for his screenplay for the film adaptation, "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.