Les Liaisons Dangereuses Revival 2016

Run Time:
Two hours and 45 minutes, with one intermission
Ages: 13+
Opened: October 30, 2016
Closing: January 08, 2017

Les Liaisons Dangereuses - 2016 - Broadway History , Info & More

Booth Theatre (Broadway)
222 West 45th St. New York, NY

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.



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.



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.



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.

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'Les Liaisons Dangereuses' review: This revival is more lukewarm than sexy
6 / 10

Schreiber misses badly here, offering up a kind of Ray Donovan take on Valmont, brutish and creepy. He's less a bodice-ripping villain than the kind of guy who in modern times would be hanging around school playgrounds wearing a trench coat. Schreiber generates little in the way of chemistry with McTeer, and even less with the actresses who play his two conquests, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen (HBO's 'Vinyl'), as the virtuous Madame de Tourvel, and Elena Kampouris ('My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2'), as the virginal Cecile. (On the night I saw the show, he also mangled a few of his lines.)

Reviews: Les Liaisons Dangereuses and The Harvest
6 / 10

Classically trained actors are naturally drawn to roles that show off their verbal fluency, but few contemporary plays give them the chance. No wonder Christopher Hampton's Les Liaisons Dangereuses, with its baroque dialogue bordering on camp, has proved so popular with upmarket stars. Lindsay Duncan and Alan Rickman headed the 1985 premiere; Glenn Close and John Malkovich the 1988 film; now Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber lead the gorgeous but tiresome revival that opens tonight on Broadway. The script is full of lines like 'I wonder if I'm beginning to guess what it is you're intending to propose,' which despite the heavy ironing required to make them lie flat reward the effort with only a vestigial feeling that something humorous has happened. Indeed, Les Liaisons is a trap: In portraying the moral decadence of the Ancien Régime, it aligns itself with that decadence. For Hampton and his collaborators, it's a case of let them eat cake, and have it too.

LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Will Seduce Audiences on Broadway Through This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - January 4, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse production of Christopher Hampton's Les Liaisons Dangereuses is in its final week of performances with the limited engagement ending this Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the Booth Theatre (222 W 45th St).

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Liev Schreiber Opens Up About His Double Life on Stage and Screen
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - December 10, 2016

Whether you've caught him onstage at the Booth Theatre or tune in on Sunday nights to watch him on Showtime, Liev Schreiber is everywhere this season. Below, watch as the stage and screen veteran chats about his current projects, how he got started in the business, and so much more!

VIDEO: Liev Schreiber Talks LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES on 'Live'
by Caryn Robbins - December 1, 2016

Actor Liev Schreiber sat down with Kelly Ripa and guest co-host, her hubby Mark Consuelos to talk about the Broadway play LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES on today's "LIVE with Kelly."

LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES to Close Early this January
by Rebecca Russo - November 22, 2016

The Donmar Warehouse production of Christopher Hampton's Les Liaisons Dangereuses is in its final seven weeks with the limited engagement now ending on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the Booth Theatre (222 W 45th St).

LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Offers Rush Tickets Starting Today
by BWW News Desk - November 22, 2016

Les Liaisons Dangereuses has announced a rush ticket policy beginning today, November 22.

LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Offering Rush Tickets Starting Next Week
by BWW News Desk - November 16, 2016

Les Liaisons Dangereuses has announced a rush ticket policy beginning Tuesday, November 22.

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES
by Ken Fallin - November 7, 2016

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber in Les Liaisons Dangereuses.

BWW Interview - Debut of the Month - LES LIAISONS DANGERUSES' Elena Kampouris
by Caryn Robbins - November 9, 2016

Today, 19-year-old Elena Kampouris speaks exclusively to BWW and explains why her Broadway debut has also marked her 'theatrical awakening'!

BWW TV: Janet McTeer, Liev Schreiber & the Cast of LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Celebrate a Steamy Opening Night!
by TV - Opening Night Special - October 31, 2016

The Broadway production of Donmar Warehouse's Les Liaisons Dangereuses, which is playing a limited engagement through Sunday, January 22, 2017 only at the Booth Theatre (222 W 45th St), officially opened last night.

Photo Coverage: Step Into the LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES' After Party
by Walter McBride - October 31, 2016

BroadwayWorld has a look at the LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES' after party below!

Photo Coverage: Inside the LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES' Opening Night Arrivals
by Walter McBride - October 31, 2016

BroadwayWorld was at opening night catching all of the arrivals before the show. Check out the photos below!

Photo Coverage: LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Takes Opening Night Bows
by Walter McBride - October 31, 2016

BroadwayWorld has a look at the opening night bows of Les Liaisons Dangereuses!

Review Roundup: LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Opens on Broadway- All the Reviews!
by Ashlee Latimer - October 30, 2016

The Broadway production of Donmar Warehouse's Les Liaisons Dangereuses, which is playing a limited engagement through Sunday, January 22, 2017 only at the Booth Theatre (222 W 45th St), officially opens tonight, and BroadwayWorld has all the reviews!

BWW Review: Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber Star In Visually Gorgeous and Emotionally Stark LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES
by Michael Dale - October 31, 2016

An older man makes it clear that he intends to have his way with a young woman who trusted him. When she struggles, he assures her that she won't be believed if she says she wasn't asking for it, and she knows he's right.

BWW TV: First Look at LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Broadway Revival!
by Ashlee Latimer - October 29, 2016

The Broadway production of Donmar Warehouse's Les Liaisons Dangereuses is playing a limited engagement through Sunday, January 22, 2017 only at the Booth Theatre (222 W 45th St). BroadwayWorld has a scintillating first look at the steamy B-Roll footage below!

Photo Flash: Scintillating First Look at Liev Schreiber and Janet McTeer in LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - October 27, 2016

The Broadway production of Donmar Warehouse's Les Liaisons Dangereuses is playing a limited engagement through Sunday, January 22, 2017 only at the Booth Theatre (222 W 45th St). BroadwayWorld has a scintillating first look at the cast onstage below!

VIDEO: Liev Schreiber, Janet McTeer Talk Steamy Broadway Drama LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES
by Caryn Robbins - October 17, 2016

On this morning's TODAY, Tony Award winners Liev Schreiber and Janet McTeer stopped by to talk about their steamy Broadway drama LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES. Watch the appearance below!

Photo Coverage: LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Cast Take First Preview Bows on Broadway
by Walter McBride - October 9, 2016

The cast of Les Liaisons Dangereuses took their first preview bows on Broadway last night, and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the excitement. Check out the photos below!

Up on the Marquee: LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES
by Walter McBride - September 16, 2016

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, 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. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the marquee below!

BWW TV: Go Inside Rehearsals with the Sexy Cast of LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES!
by Nicole Rosky - September 14, 2016

Les Liaisons Dangereuses begins Broadway 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 throughSunday, January 22, 2017. As previously announced, Janet McTeer will play 'La Marquise de Merteuil,' Liev Schreiber will play 'Le Vicomte de Valmont,' Birgitte Hjort Sorensen will play 'Madame de Tourvel' and Mary Beth Peil will play 'Madame de Rosemonde.'

Photo Coverage: Broadway's About to Get Steamy... Meet the Company of LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES
by Jennifer Broski - September 13, 2016

Les Liaisons Dangereuses begins Broadway 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 throughSunday, January 22, 2017.  As previously announced, Janet McTeer will play 'La Marquise de Merteuil,' Liev Schreiber will play 'Le Vicomte de Valmont,' Birgitte Hjort Sorensen will play 'Madame de Tourvel' and Mary Beth Peil will play 'Madame de Rosemonde.'  The company just met the press and you can check out photos from the big day below!

LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Finds Full Broadway Company for Fall
by BWW News Desk - August 31, 2016

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.

VIDEO: Playwright Christopher Hampton Explains The Scandalous History of LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES
by Michael Dale - August 16, 2016

Choderlos de Laclos was a career soldier looking for a way to alleviate his boredom, so he wrote a novel that became the scandal of France.

Les Liaisons Dangereuses FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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