THE SHOW “Les Liaisons Dangereuses”
THE DEAL “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” actress Elena Kampouris will make her Broadway debut as Cecile in the upcoming revival of Christopher Hampton’s suspenseful costume drama “Les Liaisons Dangereuses,” which opens in October. She joins a cast that includes Liev Schreiber, Janet McTeer and Birgitte Hjort Sørensen. In a statement, director Josie Rourke noted that “there is a tradition of Ceciles . . . making their name in the role.” Mamie Gummer played the part in the 2008 revival.
THE SHOW “An American in Paris”
THE DEAL The Gershwin-infused dance musical has moved up its closing date from Jan. 1 to Oct. 9. In a statement, the show’s producers said the decision was the result of “reconsidering the current theatrical landscape.” Other shows with imminent closing dates include “Fun Home,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Les Miz” and “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.”
THE EVENT The Oregon Shakespeare Festival
THE DEAL Festival organizers revealed in an open letter to the public that one of its actors recently suffered a racist verbal assault, another actor received a death threat and their staff is receiving “racially charged and homophobic complaints.” The letter argues that these incidents are part of a trend in the country at large. In response, the theater expressed its solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and promised to produce more events dedicated to social justice.
THE SHOW “The Cherry Orchard”
THE DEAL The Roundabout Theatre Company has completed the cast of its fall revival of Anton Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard.” Joining the previously announced Diane Lane are Joel Grey, Tavi Gevinson, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Harold Perrineau and Chuck Cooper. Stephen Karam (“The Humans”) penned a new adaptation of the Russian text.