Broadway's Les Liaisons Will Now Begin April 12

News   Broadway's Les Liaisons Will Now Begin April 12 The extension of The 39 Steps through March 29 at the American Airlines Theatre has prompted a change in the first preview date for Les Liaisons Dangereuses by the not-for-profit Roundabout Theatre Company. Performances will begin 8 PM April 12, a day later than first announced.
Laura Linney
Laura Linney

Roundabout presents Laura Linney as La Marquise de Merteuil and Ben Daniels as Le Vicomte de Valmont in the new Broadway production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton, directed by Rufus Norris. The limited engagement at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street) will officially open May 1.

The cast also includes Siân Phillips as Madame De Rosemonde, Jessica Collins as Madame De Tourvel, Mamie Gummer as Cecile Volanges, Kristine Nielsen as Madame De Volanges, Benjamin Walker as Danceny, Rosie Benton as Emile, Derek Cecil as Azolan, Kevin Duda as Servant and Jane Pfitsch as Servant.

"The definitive battle of the sexes springs to life in this Tony Award-nominated classic by Christopher Hampton," according to Roundabout. "For long-time friends and occasional lovers Vicomte de Valmont (Daniels) and Marquise de Merteuil (Linney), 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."

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout ticket services at (212) 719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the American Airlines box office, 227 West 42nd Street. Ticket prices range from $56.25 to $101.25.

Through ACCESS Roundabout, 100 tickets will be available for the first preview performance (April 12) for $10 each.

For more information visit www.roundabouttheatre.org.

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As previously reported, The 39 Steps is moving to a commercial run at the Cort Theatre.