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VIDEO: Janet McTeer's La Marquise de Merteuil Discusses Love and Pleasure in LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES

Though Janet McTeer was last seen on the New York stage as a rude and vulgar Petruchio in Phyllida Lloyd's all-woman production of Shakespeare's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, she'll be play a much more eloquent, and infinitely more devious character this fall, when London's Donmar Warehouse production of Christopher Hampton's sardonic drama of sex and revenge, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, hits the Booth Theatre.

McTeer repeats her Donmar performance as 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.

In this little taste, from when the production was taped for cinemas by National Theatre Live, La Marquise discusses pleasure and love.

Les Liaisons Dangereuses 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. Tickets are now available through and by calling 212-239-6200 and in person at the Booth Theatre box office. Group bookings are currently available through Group Sales at 212-239-6262 or800-432-7780.

Janet McTeer will play "La Marquise de Merteuil," Liev Schreiber will play "Le Vicomte de Valmont," Birgitte Hjort Sørensen will play "Madame de Tourvel" and Mary Beth Peil will play "Madame de Rosemonde."

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

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.

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