Les Liaisons Dangereuses May Make an Encore on Broadway Next Spring

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A revival of Christopher Hampton's Les Liaisons Dangereuses is expected to be a part of the Roundabout Theatre Company's upcoming Broadway season, according to the company's website.

The online home for the non-profit company lists the expected staging to play the American Airlines Theatre in Spring 2007. No official announcement of the work has been made.

Hampton penned his stage version of the Paris-set story based on the novel by Choderlos de Laclos about rivals Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont who engage in "malicious games of passion and betrayal," using sex as part of their arsenal.

The revival would mark the first return to Broadway for the work since it debuted on Broadway in 1987. The drama won the Olivier Award for Best Play in its 1985 London premiere and was the basis for the 1988 Academy Award-nominated film "Dangerous Liaisons."

Howard Davies directed the original Broadway production of the Hampton adaptation at the Music Box Theatre with Alan Rickman and Lindsay Duncan as the duelling duo. The work was nominated for the Best Play Tony Award as were its stars Rickman and Duncan.

The Roundabout has already announced that its 2006-2007 season will include Philip Bosco in George Bernard Shaw's Heartbreak House as well as Audra McDonald in the Harvey Schmidt, Tom Jones and N. Richard Nash musical 110 in the Shade for Broadway. The Off-Broadway season at the Laura Pels Theatre will include the American premieres of Brian Friel's The Home Place and Patrick Marber's Howard Katz starring Alfred Molina along with the world premiere co production (with San Diego's Old Globe) of Greg Kotis' Pig Farm. Tickets to Roundabout productions will be available by calling Roundabout ticket services at (212) 719-1300. For more information, go online to www.roundabouttheatre.org.

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