Cruel Intentions: The Musical, the story of seduction and revenge at an elite Manhattan school, has found its cast Off-Broadway. The musical is set to return to (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York City next month following a sold-out, pop-up engagement at the cabaret venue earlier this year.
The cast will be made up of Lauren Zakrin (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812; Rock of Ages) as Kathryn, Constantine Rousouli (Wicked, Ghost) as Sebastian, Carrie St. Louis (Wicked, Rock of Ages) as Annette, Jessie Shelton (Hadestown) as Cecile, Alex Boniello (Spring Awakening) as Blaine, Brian Muller (The Good Wife) as Greg, and Matthew Griffin (The New Yorkers at Encores!) as Ronald.
The casting of Mrs. Caldwell will be announced at a later date.
The musical will begin performances November 17 ahead of a December 11 opening; it is scheduled to play through January 29, 2018.
Adapted from Roger Kumble’s 1999 thriller of the same name, Cruel Intentions is created by Jordan Ross, Lindsey Rosin, and Roger Kumble, and features '90s hits as well as songs from the cult film’s soundtrack. The show features immersive stage direction by Rosin, choreography by Jennifer Weber, and music direction and arrangements by Zach Spound.
Cruel Intentions follows two privileged step siblings whose game of seduction and revenge unravels beyond their control. The story is based on the 1782 French novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Les Liaisons Dangereuses.
Cruel Intentions: The Musical is produced by Eva Price and Sucker Love Productions. The show debuted at The Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Angeles in 2015, where it ran for 38 sold-out performances, before transferring to L.A.’s Prospect Theatre, where it sold out again, in November 2016. The 2017 pop-up engagement at (Le) Poisson Rouge marked the show’s New York premiere.
Tickets are on-sale via CruelMusical.com or can be purchased in person at the (le) Poisson Rouge box office (158 Bleecker Street).