Elena Kampouris joins cast of Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Elena Kampouris will make her Broadway debut and take on the role of Cécile Volanges in the Donmar Warehouse production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, written by Christopher Hampton and directed by the Donmar's Artistic Director Josie Rourke. She joins previously announced Tony winner and Oscar nominee Janet McTeer (La Marquise de Merteuil), Tony winner and Golden Globe nominee Liev Schreiber (Le Vicomte de Valmont), Birgitte Hjort Sørensen (Madame de Tourvel) and Tony nominee Mary Beth Peil (Madame de Rosemonde).
Director Josie Rourke released the following statement:
"Elena is an exceptional new talent and I am so excited to be working with her. There is a tradition of Ceciles in Les Liaisons Dangereuses making their name with the role, and I am sure that this will be true for Elena, who will bring great wit and truth to the role.""Elena Kampouris' screen credits include "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2," "American Odyssey," "Men, Women & Children," "The Cobbler," "Labor Day," and "Jinxed."
Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
Les Liaisons Dangereuses will begin previews on 8 October 2016 at Broadway's Booth Theatre. An official opening is scheduled for 30 October, before a limited 15-week engagement through to 22 January 2017.
Synopsis: "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. 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."
The creative team behind Les Liaisons Dangereuses features original music by Michael Bruce, scenic & costume design by Tom Scutt, lighting design by Mark Henderson, sound design by Carolyn Downing, movement direction by Arthur Pita and fight direction by Richard Ryan.
Les Liaisons Dangereuses is produced on Broadway by Arielle Tepper Madover.
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