Liev Schreiber, Janet McTeer to Return to Broadway in ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’

Tony winners will star in new production first mounted at London’s Donmar Warehouse

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Tony Award winners Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber will return to Broadway this fall in “Les Liaisons Dangereuses,” a production first mounted to great acclaim earlier this season at London’s Donmar Warehouse.

Donmar’s Artistic Director Josie Rourke will direct the production, which begins performances on October 8, 2016 before an official opening on October 30, 2016 at the Booth Theatre. The revival will play through January 22, 2017.

Christopher Hampton wrote the adaptation of Choderlos de Laclos’ 1782 novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France.

Schreiber, who earned a Tony for a 2005 revival of David Mamet‘s “Glengarry Glen Ross,” will play Le Vicomte de Valmont, the scheming aristocrat that John Malkovich made famous in Stephen Frears‘ Oscar-winning 1988 movie.

The star of Showtime’s “Ray Donovan” received a Tony nomination for his most recent Broadway appearance in “A View from the Bridge.”

The Frears film, which also starred Glenn Close and Michelle Pfeiffer, had a script by Hampton adapted from his own 1985 stage play.

Dominic West had played Valmont in the the Donmar production, which was nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Revival

McTeer, who will play La Marquise de Merteuil (Close’s character in the movie), earned a Tony Award for her Broadway debut in “A Doll’s House” and most recently appeared on the Broadway stage in “God of Carnage” and the Donmar’s “Mary Stuart.” She can also be seen this summer in the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park production of “Taming of the Shrew.”