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Les Liaisons Dangereuses - 2016 - Broadway

$77-$149

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.

Schedule

Running Time: Two hours and 45 minutes, with one intermission

Booth Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
222 West 45th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For Les Liaisons Dangereuses


Reviews: Les Liaisons Dangereuses and The Harvest - Vulture
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.

Broadway Review: ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’ With Liev Schreiber, Janet McTeer - Variety
Schreiber gives it his best shot, but the sensitive feelings of a charming libertine don't register in the same way that his more animal appetites do. Not that animal appetites are quite the thing for this play. Schreiber is a strong actor and a studly kind of male, and despite a constricting costume and skull-pinching wig, he exudes a modern manliness that hardly suits the effete Valmont.


 

Les Liaisons Dangereuses Broadway Cast



 

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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).
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!
by TV News Desk - 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."
by BWW News Desk - 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).
by BWW News Desk - November 22, 2016
Les Liaisons Dangereuses has announced a rush ticket policy beginning today, November 22.
by BWW News Desk - November 16, 2016
Les Liaisons Dangereuses has announced a rush ticket policy beginning Tuesday, November 22.
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'!
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.
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.
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.
by Walter McBride - October 31, 2016
BroadwayWorld has a look at the LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES' after party below!
by Walter McBride - October 31, 2016
BroadwayWorld was at opening night catching all of the arrivals before the show. Check out the photos below!
by Walter McBride - October 31, 2016
BroadwayWorld has a look at the opening night bows of Les Liaisons Dangereuses!
by Review Roundups - 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!
by BroadwayWorld TV - 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!
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!
by TV News Desk - 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!
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!